The National Working
Families Survey

The voice of working parents and carers across Australia

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This is a nation-wide survey of working families helping to shape the future of family-friendly workplace policies and practices across Australia.

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Our Partners

The 2024 National Working Families Survey is a not-for-profit initiative spearheaded by Family Friendly Workplaces, Parents At Work and UNICEF Australia in collaboration with corporate and community organisations.

Media Partners 

Advocacy Supporters 

Challenge DV
Genea Fertility
Norton Rose Fulbright
Rainbow Families
Diversity Council Australia
Australian Multi Birth Association
Franklin Women
Le Courrier Australien

The Fathering Project
The Inclusion Circle
Working Parents Connect
National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO)
Connected Parenting
Domestic Violence NSW
DR Care Solutions
UN Women Australia
Gidget Foundation
Thrive By Five

Care and Living with Mercer


How are Australian working families faring in 2024?

We are asking parents and carers: 

What do you need to address the tension between work and care responsibilities?

Where are you at compared to 5 years ago when it comes to managing work and family life?

Creating a Family-Inclusive Workplace: The voice of working families and the role of employers

Creating a Family-Inclusive Workplace: The voice of working families and the role of employers

A call to action for business leaders and policy decision makers to make Australia a more family-friendly nation and promote the wellbeing outcomes for Australian families.    

Hosted by Emma Walsh, Founder of Family Friendly Workplaces and featuring speakers Georgie Dent, CEO, The Parenthood, Geoff Lloyd, Chair, The Fathering Project & Lisa Annese, CEO, Diversity Council of Australia, this webinar will provide insights, tools and strategies to enable evidence-based, family-inclusive practices.

The voice of working families will be reflected in the initial findings of the 2024 National Working Families Survey which will be published during National Families Week (13 – 19 May).  These will offer an overview of the current challenges faced by working families, and will provide employers with strategies to support their employees through informed HR and wellbeing policies and practices.

Date: Tuesday 4th June 2024

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST

Duration: 60 minutes, online (Zoom)