Families

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.

The next Welcoming Babies ceremony will be held on Sunday 25 June at Townsville Stadium. Follow the links below to reserve your spot for this special ceremony before they run out. Registrations close Friday 9 June at 5pm.

There will be three sessions on the day:

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.

Registrations are now open for stallholders at the Welcoming Babies Ceremony. If you have a baby or family-related business or organisation and would like to get involved, register here. Registrations close Monday 5 June, 5pm.

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.