National Families Week

National Families Week 2024 | Registration closes soon!

National Families Week 2024 is just around the corner! This year it will be held from the 13th-19th May, and to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15th May. This year holds particular significance as it commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the International Year of Families.

Celebrating Family Diversity & Connections is the theme for National Families Week 2024.

The theme for 2024 ‘Celebrating Family Diversity & Connections’ that involves recognising and embracing the unique circumstances, backgrounds, and dynamics that make each family special. This celebration fosters an inclusive environment, where meaningful connections within diverse families promote mutual appreciation and shared learning. Ultimately, the acknowledgment and acceptance of diverse family experiences contribute to the resilience and vibrancy of community networks.

The Week is a time to celebrate and reflect on the strengths and significance of families, make contact with 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 – no matter what form your family takes.

To mark National Families Week 2024, Families Australia will host an online event series showcasing diverse families and community leaders. Hear positive and uplifting stories of family resilience, renewal and reinvention in our Celebrating Families Speaker Series 2024. Register early for the speaker session.

Event registrations closes soon for National Families Week 2024

Organisations, businesses, community groups, families and friends are encouraged to celebrate National Families Week by holding a National Families Week event – it can be a morning tea or a webinar, or anything that is suitable for your organisation! 

Please register your event so we can send you free promotional products to assist with your celebrations. Products such as posters, coloured pencils, biodegradable balloons, stickers, post-it notes and painting sheets will be sent throughout April. A new feature this year allows you to order products up to a maximum allocated amount (see the registration page for details).

The National Families Week website contains information and ideas on:

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We look forward to hearing about your event and celebrating another fantastic National Families Week with you!

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email

National Families Week is an initiative of Families Australia supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.