National Families Week

15 May 2023
Living real, dreaming big

Supporting families to thrive is at the heart of our work. There are many different types of families including traditional families, single-parent, stepfamilies, same-sex couples, foster and adoptive families raising children. All families play a vital role in nurturing, raising and supporting our children.

National Families Week runs from 15 -21 May and is an annual celebration of Australian families, acknowledging that community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing.

It is time to celebrate with your family, connect with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. No matter where you live – in our major cities or a remote community in the country – all Australians, including community organisations, schools, councils, companies and individuals are invited to participate in National Families Week each year.

The 2023 theme is ‘living real, dreaming big’ is an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a resilient family, and to celebrate and explore supportive strategies to foster resilience in families.

When we talk about resilience in families, we’re talking about the ability to cope with life’s ups and downs and bounce back from challenges. Our individual characteristics, our family environment and the communities in which we live, all contribute to our ability to recover in difficult times.

  • Living real promotes some of the practical, supportive strategies and resources available, to foster resilience in individuals, in families and within communities.
  • Dreaming big is a celebration of our successes, and firmly places resilience as a central building block of individual and community wellbeing.

Find out more about National Families Week here.


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