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'Stronger Families, Stronger Communities'

Registration for 2015 is now closed.

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National Families Week 2016
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Each year, tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organisations celebrate National Families Week - Australia's annual celebration of families.

The aim of National Families Week 2015 is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society.  The 2015 theme is 'Stronger Families, Stronger Communities'.

This year's theme highlights the important role families play as the central building block of our communities and that community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing.

National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of family life.

Let’s take the time to reflect on the critical role that families play in teaching, supporting and nurturing children especially as they grow, and in supporting community elders.

National Families Week coincides with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May.  This day is observed by the United Nations to mark the importance that the international community places on families as the most fundamental units of society, as well as to show concern about their situation in many parts of the world.

All Australians, including community organisations, schools, councils, companies and individuals are invited to participate in National Families Week each year.

National Families Week is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. 

Register your event

Organisations planning to hold an event for National Families Week need to register it in order to receive promotional products (posters, balloons, stickers, notepads and painting sheets). Event registration/expression of interest is available here.

Please register early to ensure there is sufficient time to process your registration and mail promotional products.

If you require further information on National Families Week, please email us. 

Previous National Families Weeks

National Families Week 2014

National Families Week 2013

National Families Week 2012

National Families Week 2011

National Families Week 2010

National Families Week 2009

National Families Week 2008

National Families Week 2007

National Families Week 2006