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World Social Work Day 2019

Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships #WSWD19 - blue with coloured headsWorld Social Work Day is celebrated each year on the third Tuesday of each March. This year, it falls on Tuesday, 19 March 2019. World Social Work Day is when we celebrate and recognise social workers as champions for social justice, self-determination and human rights.

This year's theme is Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships.

Social workers are skilled, knowledgeable and specialise in issues related to social and emotional wellbeing. Working holistically with individuals, families and communities, social workers are passionate advocates for a fairer Australia. We have created resources for organisations and individuals around Australia to host their own World Social Work Day events, available on this page.

AASW branches around Australia will also host events. Visit this page regularly for updates.

In the media

Bob in dialysis knowing his wife is well cared for - 18 March

Social work: mental health practice and other specialisations - 19 March

Social workers mark social day - 22 March

Hastings celebrates World Social Work Day - 31 March

AASW World Social Work Day 2019 video

Interview with Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM

Twitter campaign

This year, we ran a Twitter campaign with the aim of trending in Australia. We were successful - trending in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as nationally at number two.

World Social Work Day Twitter campaign

Profile photos - Twitter and Facebook

Facebook frame AASW World Social Work DaySupport World Social Work Day by adding our #WSWD19 frame to your profile picture.

You can also decorate your Twitter profile picture using our #WSWD19 Twibbon.

We created a Facebook and Twitter frame to promote World Social Work Day - many used it.


World Social Work Day Poster (Portrait)

World Social Work Day Poster - Twitter campaign (Portrait)

World Social Work Day Poster (Landscape)

World Social Work Day Poster - Twitter campaign (Landscape)

More information

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers