CHILD magazines is every child’s champion. Through our unfailing commitment to quality research and journalism, we meet the real needs of modern parents. Our editorial gives voice to issues from child protection, health and education, to diversity, difference and diagnosis. We shed light on vital topics that assist parents every step of the way, and improve the quality of their children’s lives.
As a multi award-winning publication, we are renowned and valued for our extensive family calendar of events, product reviews, and personal in-depth and uplifting stories.
With a focus on parents and carers of children from birth to 12 years, our magazine content covers both national and local issues relevant to each of our six locations – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.
Pick up your free copy of CHILD magazine at your local toy shop, library, cafe, pharmacy, medical centre, preschool or school. To find your nearest stockist or to distribute CHILD, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’d love to hear from you.
We know parents are always on-the-go, so our range of digital platforms provides you with support, ideas and information wherever you are, when you need it most. Visit us here at childmags.com.au, find CHILD mags on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube, and download the CHILD mags, What's On Family Event Calendar app.
How CHILD Mags Began
Sydney’s CHILD was created in 1989 in the dining room of Joanna Love. Joanna and her business partner at the time, Gillian Hund, worked tirelessly to create a unique and dynamic publication with an initial circulation of just 20,000 copies.
For the first time, Australian parents and carers, grandparents and teachers could pick up a parenting publication with quality, unbiased and thought-provoking parenting information.
Since those early days, Sydney’s CHILD has gone from strength to strength, gaining a reputation for uncompromising and entertaining content. This has been reflected by the publication’s many successes in local and international award programs. These include being named Newspaper of the year by Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association, winning the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Media Award three times, and twice being shortlisted for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Print Award. Sydney’s CHILD has also won scores of medals at the Editorial and Design Awards run by the Parenting Media Association – an organisation representing more than 120 parenting magazines and newspapers in the USA, Canada and Australia.
The success of Sydney’s CHILD led to Copeland Publishing’s expansion into other cities. Melbourne’s CHILD was born in 1993 (also gaining the title of Newspaper of the Year by Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association), followed by Adelaide’s CHILD in 2001, Brisbane’s CHILD in 2002, Canberra’s CHILD in 2003 and Perth’s CHILD in 2005. The 20,000 copies of one magazine have now become over half-a-million copies of six magazines.
childmags.com.au (formerly webchild.com.au) was first launched in 2008 and our social-media platforms fully emerged as a national parenting voice in 2013.