Families Week 2024: Celebrating Family Diversity


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Each year, thousands of people and hundreds of organisations around the country come together to celebrate families and connections through National Families Week which is held on 13-19 May 2024.

The theme for this year is Celebrating Family Diversity and Connections.

National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, connect with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities across the wider community. 

Celebrating family diversity involves recognising and embracing the unique circumstances, backgrounds, and dynamics that make each family special. Along with finding opportunities to connect beyond our differences including those in culture, language, gender, sexuality, ability, and age.

During National Families Week, we encourage you to celebrate the diversity within your family, along with the commonalities and differences between your family and other families.

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

Being a member of a family offers numerous joys to cherish, yet it also presents its own set of challenges.

Below, we've compiled some helpful resources that you can turn to if you're seeking additional support or wish to delve deeper into parenting and child development.




















Camden Libraries

Activities and programs for children and families at Camden Libraries      

Camden Kids

20 things to do in Camden with kids

Camden Kids

Directory of local playgroups

Digital Lunch Break

Nature based activities and information for children and families

Digital Lunch Break

Arts and crafts activities and programs for children and families

Digital Lunch Break

Health and wellbeing activities and information for children and families

Raising Children Australia

Information for parents and families

National Families Week

Activities to do with your family

Raising Children Australia:  Movie Reviews

Family-friendly movie reviews

Raising Healthy Minds App

Parenting and Families App

My School Website

Data and information about all schools in Australia

Department of Education

Information about schooling, education and resources for children

Support Services Directory

List of available parent and children support services


Mental health support for young people aged 12-14 years old

Reach Out Australia

Mental health support

Beyond Blue

Mental health support

Black Dog Institute

Mental health apps

Phone Lines



Karitane Careline

   1300 227 464


Tresillian Parent's Help Line

   1300 272 736


Parent Line NSW

   1300 1300 52


Pregnancy Birth and Baby Line

   1800 882 436


Kids Helpline

   1800 55 1800


Beyond Blue

   1300 22 4636


Head to Health

   1800 595 212


Health Direct

   1800 022 222