NSW Grandparents Day

About

NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the role grandparents and older people play in our society – both the things they have done, and the things they keep doing.

The campaign recognises the diversity of grandparent relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds, and geographical locations.

It's a day to spend time with an older loved one and connect across the generations.

NSW Grandparents Day is held every year on the last Sunday in October. In 2018 it will be celebrated on Sunday 28 October.

Find out more about how you can celebrate NSW Grandparents Day in your local community.

About the Department of Family and Community Services

NSW Grandparents Day is presented by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).

Each year, FACS directly supports around 800,000 people, reaches a further one million people through local community-based programs, and provides over a million Seniors Cards.

Our work is broad and challenging. Every day we strive to improve lives by supporting:

  • people with disability, so they can realise their potential
  • children and young people, so they have the best possible start to life and are protected from abuse and neglect
  • people in vulnerable circumstances, so they have suitable, stable and sustainable accommodation and services that support them to overcome disadvantage
  • communities to become more resilient and inclusive
  • families, so they are safe from domestic, family and sexual violence
  • Aboriginal people, so they have the same social and economic opportunities as other Australians
  • seniors, so they experience the benefits of living longer