Gowrie Australia is a national consortium of State based Lady Gowrie Child Centres.

There is a centre in each State providing a range of services including child care and education, professional development and Nationally Recognised Training for early childhood practitioners, resource development, family support programs, resource centres and library services.

The Gowrie Australia Mission is:
A national collaborative approach to better practices which benefit children, families and the children’s services sector.

In 2010 Gowrie Australia wrote and published Assessment in the Early Years, a resource from Gowrie Australia drawing on the Early Years Learning Framework. Copies of this booklet can be purchased through Lady Gowrie Queensland.

The consortium meets on a regular basis to share best practice and to undertake the editorial role for the quarterly Gowrie Australia publication Reflections.

Information about the members of Gowrie Australia can be found at