Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Grandparents Day

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

This special day recognises the significant contribution that grandparents make to their families and communities. It is also an occasion for acknowledging the efforts and devotion of grandparents who are full-time carers for their grandchildren.

In 2015, Queenslanders will celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday 25 October.

Did you know that 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.1

  • How to get involved

    You can get involved in Grandparents Day by doing something special with your grandparents. Explore ideas about how you can celebrate Grandparents 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.

  • Register your event

    Register your Grandparents Day event on the events calendar.

  • Grandparents Day events calendar

    Find out what events are planned for Grandparents Day.

  • Resources

    You can download a card, certificate or bookmark to thank your grandparents or other grandparents in your community.

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


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Grandparents Day cards and certificates

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