It's not only about dads. Stronger families and communities mean brighter futures for our children.

The Fathering Project positively impacts fathering behaviour and fathers’ engagement with children through evidence-rich programs and resources that engage, equip and support fathers, families, schools, employers and community organisations.

State of the World's Fathers 2023


The Fathering Project has announced the release of “The State of the World’s Fathers” (SOWF) report, a ground-breaking survey conducted across 17 countries in collaboration with Equimundo.

With Australia recording a bigger cohort responding on a per capita basis than other countries, the report sheds a revealing light on modern fatherhood, specifically addressing the concerning trend of low parental leave uptake among Australian fathers.



87% of Australian fathers acknowledge equal responsibility for care work.


80% of all fathers identify difficulties balancing work and family duties as a primary challenge.

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Congratulations to The Australian Fathering Awards 2023 Recipients

Hamish Blake

Father of The Year

Australian Community
Father of The Year 

Australian Sports
Father of The Year

Australia’s Best Workplace
for Father’s

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Your donation is being used to transform the lives of children, fathers and families.

We believe the true impact of having confident and engaged Dads will be felt not just at home but across communities and society as a whole. Supporting fathers and father figures to be the best they can be means children with happier, healthier futures. With the generous support of our donors and sponsors, The Fathering Project will help to improve the lives of children today and for generations to come.

It means we can provide every father, or father-figure, the tools to engage with their children and to help them thrive.

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