World Social Work Day: 21 March 2023

The theme for World Social Work Day in 2023 is Respecting Diversity Through Joint Social Action. World Social Work Day is held on the third Tuesday of March each year, this year falling on Tuesday, 21 March 2023.

It’s the day that we celebrate the social work profession and promote the vital work of social workers to the Australian community, and globally.

La Trobe Social Work Day Event

At La Trobe we are celebrating the day with a panel of La Trobe academics and professionals talking about their careers and the social action they have engaged in.  Their careers showcase the breadth and richness of the social work profession.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 21 March.

Location: Agora Cinema, Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus

Time: 12.30 to 2.00 pm


  • Professor Christine Bigby – Director, Living with a Disability Research Centre
  • Georgina Hanna – Senior Manager, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Health Wellbeing and Inclusion Division
  • Dr. Chris Maylea – Associate Professor, Law School
  • Dr. Brendan O’Hanlon – Program Manager, Mental Health, Bouverie Centre
  • Dr. Anne-Maree Sawyer – Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Social Enquiry Melbourne
  • Panel Facilitator – Professor Lisa Brophy – Discipline Lead, Social Work, Department of Community and Clinical Health