Get involved

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, post it notes, biodegradable balloons, 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 Resources page.  Use our logo or banner on media releases, in social media posts, emails, invitations and publications.

If you require further information on National Families Week, please email us at admin@familiesaustralia.org.au.

BE COVID SAFE!

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.

Previous Years

In 2022 we welcomed a return to group celebrations with families and friends, and within our communities.  Events across Australia showcased the strength, diversity and resilience of families in very difficult times.  375 events were registered, with approximately 42,000 people participating across all states and territories.

In 2020 and 2021, 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.

As part of National Families Week, former CEO of the Healing Foundation, Mr Richard Weston, was asked about the meaning of families.  His response is 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