About Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is the last Sunday of October

Grandparents Day is about celebrating the love, respect and gratitude Territorians have for their grandparents and older kin in our Territory. It is also about making sure grandparents and older kin get support and recognition for what they have done and continue to do for their families, friends, and communities.

  • On Grandparents Day say thank you for the contributions made by grandparents, granfriends and older kin to their families and communities. 
  • Grandparents Day recognises the diversity of grandparent relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds and geographical locations. 
  • Spend time with an older loved one on Grandparents Day. 

Grandparents Day 2021

In the inaugural year of Grandparents Day in the Northern Territory, COTA NT launched the Grandparents Day website to raise awareness of the observance, to encourage Territorians to celebrate their grandkin and the role they play in our society.

The website includes: community resources including links to support services for grandparents, event kit, event ideas, a community event calendar and promotional kit, competition information, news posts, community photo gallery and the I Love Grandie photo gallery (created during 2021).

In 2021, COTA NT held a Grandparents Day celebration on Sunday 31 October (see the photos here).

The first NT Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day was launched in the Northern Territory on 26 July 2021 by Minister Kate Worden, MLA Minister for Territory Families and Sue Shearer, CEO of COTA NT. Grandparents Day is a 3-year COTA project initiative supported by the Northern Territory Government, nbn, Life Without Barriers and Netball NT.