It is easy to get involved in National Families Week. Simply plan an event that suits you and your organisation. It can be as simple as handing out the promotional products to your staff and/or clients or as complex as a national conference.
Organisations planning to hold an event for National Families Week need to register in order to receive promotional products (posters, coloured pencils, stickers, bookmarks, notepads and painting sheets).
Once you have registered your event you can use the National Families Week logo to promote it. The logo is available on the Logos page. Use it on media releases, invitations and publications.
If you require further information on National Families Week, please email us.
It is important to remember that your event MUST be COVID safe. Please ensure that you follow ALL current restrictions and advice that applies to your area. You may need to re-arrange your event to meet these requirements. You may want to incorporate a National Families Week event into your everyday activities and use social media to promote your celebration.
In 2020 National Families Week was celebrated at home due to COVID-19 and physical distancing restrictions. More about National Families Week@HOME here
National Families Week 2018 had over 125,000 people registered to attend events nationwide.
A video was created from participant media. The video is available here.
In 2017 the Department of Social Services held a forum which was a re-run of some of the keynote speakers from the Child Aware Approaches Conference which was the National Families Week launch event. The video of this forum is available here. Delegates to the conference were asked about the meaning of families. Their responses are here.
As part of National Families Week, CEO of the Healing Foundation, Mr Richard Weston, was asked about the meaning of families. His response is here.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies released a Fact sheet on stay at home dads, available here.
In 2016, the Australian Institute of Family Studies released a Fact sheet on the modern Australian Family, available here.
The City of Palmerston (NT) held a circus workshop and a short video is available here.
Bathurst Child and Family Network’s Family Fun Day which is held in National Families Week, won an award for ‘Community Event of the Year’ in Bathurst. More