National Families Week

National Families Week 2023 | Register Your Event Here!

National Families Week 2023 is just around the corner! Held each year from the 15th-21st May, and to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Families, 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.

LIVING REAL DREAMING BIG is the theme for National Families Week 2023.

Living Real promotes some of the practical, supportive, strategies and resources available to foster resilience in individuals, in families, and in communities. Head to the National Families Week resources page for more information and links to services.

Dreaming Big is a celebration of family, and firmly places resilience as a central building block of individual and community wellbeing. 

To mark National Families Week 2023, 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 2023. More information will be available soon.

Event registrations are now open for National Families Week 2023

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:

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and use the hashtags #nationalfamiliesweek #livingreal #dreamingbig.

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.