Multiple Birth Awareness Week 2024 "Multiples unfiltered. Tell your story."

Multiple Birth Awareness Week 2024

Sunday 17 March to Sunday 24 March 2024

The 2024 Multiple Birth Awareness Week theme is 'Multiples unfiltered. Tell your story. Find your community.' The experience of bringing multiple birth babies into the world is a huge journey with huge stories. We want to share those stories, unfiltered.

Multiple birth families need more support in Australia. Multiples are more likely to face greater challenges in their early years, necessitating additional dedicated support. In Australia, families with multiples receive no additional support, notwithstanding the modest Multiple Birth Allowance afforded to higher order multiples and subject to rigid means testing.

Only 11% of parents of multiples in Australia feel adequately supported by the programs and policies in place. It is time for a change! This Multiple Birth Awareness Week we are asking parents, grandparents, friends, caregivers and anyone who thinks multiples need more support to get involved!

How can you be involved?

Historical awareness campaigns

Multiple Birth Awareness Week (MBAW) is a national campaign to raise awareness around, and draw attention to, the unique realities for multiple birth families in Australia - and how advocacy, positive education and engaged communities can contribute to enabling positive health outcomes for families with multiples.

MBAW is observed each year from the third to fourth Sunday of March (should this coincide with Easter, MBAW will be observed from the second to third Sunday of March).

Upcoming MBAW Dates

The next MBAW will be Sunday 16 March to Sunday 23 March, 2025