About NSW Grandparents Day

NSW Grandparents Day is on Sunday 31 October. Even though we may be separated this year, there are lots of ways we can celebrate.

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Why we celebrate NSW Grandparents Day

NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the contributions grandparents make to their families and communities. It recognises the diversity of grandparent relationships and the roles of older people in our community.

NSW Grandparents Day aims to foster intergenerational learning and offers older people opportunities to participate in their local communities.

NSW Grandparents Day activities

This is a day to spend time with an older loved one and connect across the generations.

There are lots of ways you can celebrate this year, with activities like these: 

  • have morning tea or bake a cake over a video call
  • send your grandparents a drawing or card
  • read a book over a video call
  • write a play, choreograph a dance, learn a song or prepare a talent show to perform for your grandparents over a video call
  • call your grandparents and recite their favourite poem
  • share old photos with your grandchildren and tell your stories over a video call
  • interview your grandparent or grandchild over a call.


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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.

If you have any questions, please contact us at grandparentsday@facs.nsw.gov.au


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