The Fathering Project is excited to announce that we will be coordinating the Australian Father of the Year awards from 2022!

Announced on Fathers Day each year, these awards have been celebrating fathers and father figures across the country since 1957. We believe that now is a critical time for Australians to recognise the enormous impact that fathers have on our community and provide the support that Dads need to be the best father they can be.

We’d like to congratulate the 2021 award winners Dr Brendon Murphy and Dr Mark Cross, incredibly worthy recipients who have made considerable contributions to the Australian community as well as being wonderful fathers.

We’d also like to recognise the dedication of The Shepherd Centre who have devoted so much care and resources to the Father of the Year awards over the past 20 years. Your work has encouraged Australians to celebrate fathers and father figures everywhere and we’re so grateful for all that you have done.

We know we have big shoes to fill, but we look forward to working closely with the members of the Fathers Day Council and the Australian community to continue to support and recognise the stand out Fathers in our society.

We will be sharing more information in the coming months about our plans for these important awards so watch this space!