Archive: May 2015

National Families Week 2015

national families week
National Families Week 2015 will be held from Friday 15 May to Thursday 21 May 2015 (coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May).

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.

Each year, tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organisations celebrate National Families Week – Australia’s annual celebration of families. In 2014, over 130,000 people participated in National Families Week registered events around Australia, illustrating the importance of families within the community.

For more information on Families Week events in your state or territory, please visit the Families Australia website.