Families

Council aims 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 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 complimentary photo to mark the occasion in the weeks following the event.

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

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.

Please visit this page closer to the future ceremony dates to register your attendance.  Or can’t wait, register your interest here and we will send you a reminder when registrations open!

For more information, please phone 13 48 10.