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Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is a chance for grandchildren, children and the community to thank grandparents for their love and support.

In 2014, Queenslanders will celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday 26 October.

Grandparents Day recognises the significant contribution that grandparents make to their families and communities. The day is celebrated annually in Queensland on the last Sunday in October.

Did you know?

  • In 2009-10 there were 16,000 Australian families in which grandparents were the guardians or main carers of their grandchildren.1
  • In 2011 around 937,000 Australian children received child care from a grandparent on a regular basis. This represented over a quarter of all children (26%) aged 0-12 years who regularly attended some type of child care.2
  • How to get involved

    You can get involved in Grandparents Day by doing something special with your grandparents to make their day.

  • Information for event organisers

    Your school or community group can get involved in Grandparents Day by organising an event. View our ideas and tips for organising events.

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 4442.0 - Family Characteristics, Australia, 2009-10

2 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 4211.0 - Education and Training Newsletter, October 2012