Related Agencies & Sites

Australian government agencies

  • Centrelink (Services Australia)
    Centrelink has a range of online services available for families and can support parents or guardians with a range of payments

  • Child Support (Services Australia)
    Supports separated parents to transfer payments for the benefit of their children. Resources for parents including calculators for the new Child Support Scheme and a secure online service to manage child support deductions

  • Australian Taxation Office
    Taxation information is essential for the effective assessment, collection and enforcement of child support. The Child Support Agency uses Tax File Numbers as customer identifiers and to exchange information with the ATO

  • Family Court of Australia
    Assists Australians to resolve their most complex legal family disputes, including financial disputes

Related sites for parents

  • Raising Children Network
    Helps parents fulfil their roles by providing centralised, Australian-focused, evidence based information for parents with children from birth to eight years of age

  • Playgroups Australia
    Find your nearest playgroup. National peak and administrative body for playgroups in Australia

    Provides information to families about Australian Government early learning and care initiatives and other issues that affect children

  • Family Relationships Online
    Provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution

  • National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)
    Australia 's leading advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect

  • Australian Foster Care Association
    A membership-based voluntary organisation supporting and representing the voices of foster carers, their families and the children they care for throughout Australia

  • Australian Childhood Foundation
    The Australian Childhood Foundation works to put a stop to child abuse and give children a life free from violence and trauma.

Related sites for professionals

  • Australia Child Wellbeing
    The Australian Child Wellbeing Project (ACWP) is a new child-centred study in which children’s perspectives are being used to design and conduct Australia’s first major nationally representative and internationally comparable survey of wellbeing among children aged 8-14 years.

  • Child Family Community Australia (CFCA)
    Research Practice and Policy Information Exchange. CFCA provides evidence-based publications and resources for professionals in the areas of protecting children, supporting families and strengthening communities

  • Australian Institute of Family Studies
    Australia's foremost centre for research and information on family wellbeing

  • Association of Children's Welfare Agencies
    Provides services to non government agencies that focus on children, young people and families

  • CREATE Foundation
    Connects and empowers children and young people in care and improves the care system through activities, programs, training and policy advice

  • Families Australia
    Peak, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the needs and interests of families

Legal Aid

Provides legal information, advice and representation for socially and economically disadvantaged people. A free telephone advice is available.

Support services

  • The Family Relationships Advice Line
    A national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues. Telephone 1800 050321.

  • Kids helpline
    Kids helpline is a free 24 hour counselling service for kids and young people aged 5-25 years. Telephone 1800 551800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Lifeline Crisis Counselling Service
    Provides services that support and promote wellbeing, including a 24 hour counselling service and national service finder lists details of around 20,000 services and service providers around the country

  • Relationships Australia
    Delivers a wide range of services including counselling, family dispute resolution, relationships education and parenting skills training, men and family relationships programs, specialised family violence programs, early intervention services, child-focused programs, and programs which specifically engage Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) families and communities

  • Parents without Partners
    Focuses on social, educational and support needs of single parents

  • Dads in Distress
    Support group for men going through divorce and separation

  • Lone Fathers' Association of Australia
    A self help group that provides information, advocacy and referral

  • National Council of Single Mothers and their Children
    A self-help group that provides information, advocacy and referral services

  • Shared Parenting Council of Australia
    Representative body for a range of parent, children, church and family law reform organisations

  • Parentlink ACT
    Provides easily accessible and up-to-date information about parenting issues and family support systems in the community

  • Interrelate Family Centres
    Provides personal and family counselling, family dispute resolution and relationship support programs

Other related Commonwealth government sites

  • Australian Institute of Family Studies
    The role of the Institute is to conduct research and communicate findings to policy makers, service providers and the broader community about factors that affect family wellbeing.

  • Australian Law Reform Commission
    Conducts inquiries into areas of law reform at the request of the Attorney-General of Australia.

  • Federal Register of Legislation
    Legal information retrieval system, incorporating the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments, previously ComLaw.

  • Child Support online guide
    Services Australia' technical resource, setting out the administration of the Child Support Scheme.

  • Services Australia
    Provides a central coordination role for the delivery of services.

  • Department of Education
    Information about programs and services in the areas of early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

State & territory government sites

Other related sites

National, state & territory councils of social service

Peak bodies of the community services and welfare sector, representing disadvantaged and low-income people

International child support sites

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