Australia’s largest child safety education and awareness day

Day for Daniel

Friday 27 October, 2023

Held annually on the last Friday of October, Day for Daniel honours the memory of Daniel Morcombe. We ask all Australians on this very special day to Wear Red, Educate and Donate.

Parents, carers, and educators are encouraged to start a conversation with children and young people about personal safety. Schools and early learning centres conduct child safety education activities. Businesses and community come together to raise awareness of child safety issues. We are developing a new video resource that will be available for Day for Daniel education.

Day for Daniel is the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s biggest fundraiser each year. Your support through fundraising helps us to continue developing free resources and programs for parents, carers, and educators to teach children how to stay safe. Funds also contribute to supporting young victims of crime.

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Day for Daniel!

Wear Red

Help us remember Daniel by wearing red, the colour that represents child safety and our Foundation.

Purchase merchandise to decorate your school or business, or have a red morning tea!


Use our Keeping Kids Safe Resources and Day for Daniel Lesson Plans.

Watch Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson.

Invite a Police Officer or child safety expert to talk.


All funds raised help us develop our free education initiatives and support young victims of crime.

Make a contribution, collect gold coin donations, or even hold a sausage sizzle or bake sale!

Day for Daniel

Friday 28 October