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

Welcoming Babies is a special event for our city's youngest residents and their families. Participating families will receive a welcoming certificate on the day 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 11 March 2018
  • Venue: Townsville Stadium
  • Session times: 9:00am, 10:15am, 11:30am

Highlights of the day include:

  • The official presentation of a welcoming certificate, a plant and a gift/information bag to each family.
  • A variety of information stalls provided by local organisations that work with families and children.
  • Heaps of information available for new parents.

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.

Register for the Welcoming Babies Ceremony

Registrations for the Welcoming Babies Ceremony are now open. If you wish so register your baby for the ceremony, please submit a registration form for one of the sessions below:

Townsville City Council Family Charter

The provides a set of foundation statements which underpin the Council’s role with regard to families and family life in Townsville.

Download a copy of the Townsville City Council Family Charter (PDF)

For more information, please phone 1300 878 001.