NFW 2022 – Summary information

National Families Week – 15 to 21 May, 2022


(from the then Assistant Minster)

The Hon. Michelle Landry MP, Assistant Minister for Children and Families

View Minister Landry’s message here

Registrations for 2022 local National Families Week events  have now closed.

We still encourage you to host a NFW event in your local community and join in the celebrations (it is just too late to get your event published on the website).

There are a range of activity ideas, templates and information that you can download from the NFW ‘ Get Involved ‘ webpage.


Families Australia’s NFW : Speaker Celebration Series

Families are the bedrock of our communities. To mark National Families Week 2022, Families Australia will host a compelling online event series showcasing diverse families and community leaders working to support families and help all children to thrive.

Across the week of Monday 16 to Thursday 19 May, we will be hosting a 45 minute webinar at 1:00pm (AEST) each day – please join us as our speakers share insights on their own families, the importance of family, and how we can assist all families to prosper.

This is an exciting opportunity to hear from a diverse range of families, all with their own unique stories. Our speakers will include representatives from:

  • Ms Felicity Kime, President Family Inclusion Strategies Hunter (FISH)
  • Ms Kathy Karatasas, Head of Multicultural Child and Family Program, Settlement Services International (SSI)
  • Ms Alana Moller, President Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (ICPA)
  • Mr Brendan Moyle, Chief Executive Officer Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (DLALC)

National Families Week is an initiative of Families Australia

Supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services