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NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the contributions grandparents make to their families and communities. The campaign recognises the diversity of grandparent relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds, and geographical locations. Grandparents, grand-friends, kin, and those who take on the role of a grandparent in their family or community are celebrated for their contributions. It aims to foster intergenerational learning and offers older people ongoing opportunities to participate in their local communities.

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 2020 it will be celebrated on Sunday 25 October.

If you have any questions, please contact the project team at

About the Department of Communities and Justice

NSW Grandparents Day is presented by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

Department of Communities and Justice supports families and local community-based programs across NSW. DCJ provides more than 1.5 million Seniors Cards to older people in NSW.

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
  • and, promoting social harmony through programs that protect human rights and community standards, and reduce crime
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Last updated: 16 Sep 2020