If you or someone else is in immediate danger call Triple Zero (000)
Raising Children Network
Parenting can be a tough gig. If you are seeking information you can trust, you can access ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts through the Raising Children website.
Visit the Services Australia Raising Kids page for information about:
- payments and services to help with the cost of raising a child.
- child care and child support.
- help for teenagers becoming independent.
Services Australia Social Workers
If you are going through a difficult time, Services Australia social workers can help you with:
- short term counselling
- referrals to support services.
Call 136 150 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday and ask to speak to a social worker.
If you need support or tailored advice, you can reach out to the support services for parents and carers in your state or territory for confidential advice about challenges you may be facing as a parent or issues affecting your family.
Australian Capital Territory
(02) 6287 3833
9 am-4 pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
New South Wales
Parent Line NSW
1300 130 052
9 am-9 pm Monday to Friday, 4 pm-9 pm weekends
FACES Family Support Line NT
1800 999 900
8am-8pm Monday to Friday
Parentline Queensland and Northern Territory
1300 301 300
8 am-10 pm 7 days
Parent Helpline South Australia
1300 364 100
7.15 am-9.15 pm 7 days
1300 808 178
24 hours 7 days
8 am-12 am 7 days
Ngala Parenting Line
(08) 9368 9368 (metropolitan) or 1800 111 546 (regional callers)
8 am-8 pm 7 days