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).

Details of the next Welcoming Babies Ceremony are below:

  • Date: Sunday 17 March 2019
  • Venue: The Museum of Tropical Queensland (Free Entry with registration)

Registrations are now open for this Welcoming Babies Ceremony! Select a session time below to register.

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 to their nominated session to register.

The following Welcoming Babies Ceremony will take place on Sunday 15 September 2019.

You can register your interest for the September Welcoming Babies Ceremony by visiting the Welcoming Babies expression of interest form.

If you would like more information on this event, please phone 13 48 10.