Council focuses on families through the public endorsement of clear principles and values that it will strive to meet based on our Family Charter.

We aim to assist families with a range of family focused programs such as library services, child care & family support services, playground & park facilities, aged care services, and cultural programs.

Welcoming Babies Ceremony

During the Early Years Expo, Welcoming Babies Ceremonies are held as a special event for our city's youngest residents and their families. Participating families will receive a welcoming certificate on the day, a gift bag and be photographed alongside the Mayor of Townsville. Families will be sent a printed photo to mark the occasion in the weeks following the event.

Details of the next Welcoming Babies Ceremony are below:

  • Date: Sunday 9 September 2018
  • Venue: Townsville Stadium
  • Session times: 9am, 10.15am, 11.30am

Please register your baby here to secure your place in the ceremony:

Numbers are limited to 150 babies in total. Parents and the child to be welcomed must be residents of Townsville and babies must be 13 months or younger. Attendees will be required to arrive 15 minutes prior their nominated session to register.

Are you unsure this date will suit your family? You may want to consider a future Welcoming Babies Ceremonies (please note, registered babies need to be 13 months or younger at the time of the ceremony).

The future ceremony dates are currently scheduled for:

  • Sunday 17 March 2019
  • Sunday 15 September 2019

Please visit this page closer to the future ceremony dates to register your attendance.

For more information, please phone 13 48 10.