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The Family Wellbeing program was developed in 1993, by and for Aboriginal people. The FWB program aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, organisations and communities to take greater control over their lives, to participate fully in education and employment, and improve health and wellbeing.



The National Centre for Family Wellbeing supports a national network of hubs that deliver and evaluate the impact of FWB programs on the social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) of participants and their families.

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National Family Wellbeing Forum 2018

National Family Wellbeing Forum 2018

Our Impact



Participants trained

Since 1992 more than 3288 participants have attended FWB programs.



sites across australia

FWB was delivered by the three main FWB providers (JCU, TAFESA and Batchelor Institute) at more than 55 sites between 1992 and 2011. Since 2011, FWB has extended to sites in PNG, Timor Leste and China, as well as new sites in Australia.




Collaborative university-industry research partnerships with more than 24 organisations resulted in more than 50 peer reviewed publications.


Family Wellbeing Newsletter

keep up to date with the latest  family wellbeing News and information about our program and the activities of our ever-growing family wellbeing community.

To read our Family Wellbeing Newsletters please click here!


Get Involved

Our Family Wellbeing community is constantly growing and we are always looking for new members, partners and supporters. For further information about the Family Wellbeing program and how you can become involved please click on one of the links below or contact us at the National Centre for Family Wellbeing.


Ask about our Program

If you or your organisation are interested in the Family Wellbeing program please contact our Centre through the link below for further information.

Volunteer opportunities

This year the National Family Wellbeing Forum will be held at James Cook University in Cairns. If you would like to offer assistance in any way please click the link below.