Dad's Matter Programs

The City of Casey’s Children’s Services has developed a series of interactive, inclusive and exciting programs for men to join in with their children aged 0 to 10 years.

These programs, targeted specifically to dads, step-dads, grandfathers and other men who play an integral role in a child’s life are critical to the fabric of the Casey community and are being embraced by men living within the municipality. By offering a range of programs just for dads, the City of Casey recognises the important role men play in their family structure.

Developing social networks and support channels among other dads, while spending valuable time with their children, is important for men and the City of Casey’s range of programs are available throughout the week, all year round.

The loose format of many of the programs allows dads to come and go as their schedules permit and weekend activities are proving very popular.

Registration is essential. For all enquiries and bookings please contact the City of Casey on 9705 5200 or email dadsmatter@casey.vic.gov.au.

Dad's Matter programs take place at the Narre Warren Library, Bunjil Place, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren.

Current Programs

  • Read-Play-Make - Narre Warren
    The Read–Play–Make program develops strong relationships between dads and children through story-telling and activities.
  • Daytime Dads
    Thursday's 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
    Get closer to your kids through fun and play while meeting other local dads.

Please note: The following programs do not run during school holidays:

Dads Nights

Dads Matter works in collaboration with local primary school staff to provide the opportunity for children and their dads and/or significant male role models to spend quality time together.

Research stipulates that highly involved fathering has positive outcomes for children in every arena of life. Interactions on Dads Nights are encouraged by offering participation in interactive activities such as

  • Giant games
  • Board games
  • Sporting activities
  • Sharing food
  • Music
  • Campfire and marshmallow toasting

The City of Casey Dads Matter can partner with your local school to organise a Dads Night. For more information please contact City of Casey on 9705 5200 or email dadsmatter@casey.vic.gov.au

Dads Matter video

Ever wondered what happens when dads and their children get together? 

Take a look inside activities for dads in the City of Casey, including interviews with participating fathers, in the Dads Matter video.