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Family Resources: Relationship/Separation

Family life

Health In site provides a range of information on living in a family. Topics covered include adoption, babies, childhood, family nutrition, family planning and fertility, family breakdown, parenting and child health issues. Health In site provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites. 

Family Relationship Advice Line

The Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321 is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues. 

Family Relationship Centres

The Family Relationship Centres provide a source of information and confidential advice for families at all stages in their life. Whether you are starting a relationship, wanting to make your relationship stronger, or having relationship difficulties, the Centres can help. 

Family Relationships Online

Family Relationships Online provides all families (whether together or separated) with information and advice about family relationship issues. It also allows families to find out about a range of services that can assist them to manage relationship issues, including agreeing on appropriate arrangements for children after parents separate. 

Family separation: a guide for teens

This guide aims to give teenagers some tips and help to understand and cope with family separation. 

Separation resources

Separation Resources section of the Child Support Agency contains information and links to books, publications, websites, DVDs and other resources for separated families.

Things in your life change when your parents decide not to live together anymore. Like most kids whose parents separate you’ll feel different things and have lots of questions. Find helpful information including books, a game and activities. 


Family Services

Family Assistance Office (FAO)

The Family Assistance Office gives Australian families better access to government services. Instead of going to different agencies to get family assistance, families are able to get all their payments from just one place. Family Assistance Offices have been set up in Medicare Australia offices and Centrelink Customer Service Centres across the country, offering a range of payments to support families with their work and family responsibilities. 

Raising Children Network

The Australian parenting website: comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-8 years. Provides essential information and practical tools on child health, safety, nutrition, learning, parental wellbeing, family management and children's activities. 

Centrelink online services

Centrelink Online Services provides a secure and convenient way to access a range of Centrelink services via the internet, so that you may not have to come in to an office or call. You can register to use Centrelink online services online, over the phone or in person. 

Community services directory

This directory from the Child Support Agency provides information on organisations in the community which provide services to assist parents on a wide range of family related issues. 


Child Care is about children, with the main focus being on early childhood learning and child care. You will also find helpful links to other information for families in this site. 

Child care - find a child care service

Search by type of care (long, occasional, after school etc), location (town, postcode etc) or name of centre to find approved child care services in your area.

Child care access hotline

The Child Care Access Hotline 1800 670 305 provides information to help you choose a child care service that meets your needs. The hotline also provides information on possible child care vacancies in local areas. 

Child care benefit

Child Care Benefit is a payment from the Australian Government to help you with the cost of child care. You can choose to receive Child Care Benefit as a lump sum payment or as reduced child care fees. To find out if you are eligible for Child Care Benefit and, if so, how much, visit the Family Assistance Office website or call 13 61 50. 

Child care estimator

Child Care estimator helps families budget for their child care costs for Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate entitlements, and out-of-pocket child care costs. The rate estimator lets you estimate Centrelink and/or Family Assistance, Child Support, and Child Care payments you may be able to receive, based on your current or proposed circumstances. You do not need to register to use this service. 

Child care information for families

The National Childcare Accreditation Council can give families helpful information about quality child care and can provide the names, contact details and accreditation status of child care services throughout Australia. Included are links to information on choosing and using child care; a listing of all child care services with their accreditation status and history; and family fact sheets providing advice and tips to help families prepare for child care. 

Information for families using child care (fact sheet kit)

This downloadable fact sheet kit aims to assist families to access the support and services required to make important and sometimes complex, child care decisions. The fact sheets include information on Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate, Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance, Child Care Support program and Child Care Access Hotline.

Jobs, education and training child care fee assistance

Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance provides extra help with the cost of approved child care for eligible parents undertaking activities such as work, job search, training, study or rehabilitation as part of an Employment Pathway Plan, to help them enter or re-enter the workforce. 

Office of Early Childhood Education and Child Care

The Office of Early Childhood Education and Child Care is responsible for delivering the government’s key commitments on early childhood education and child care and guiding major policy reforms at a national level.


Youth and Students’ Services


The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations provides services and programs for young people. This page links to information about the various services and programs. is the central hub of government information for young people.


Early Childhood is about children, with the main focus being on early childhood learning and child care. You will also find helpful links to other information for families in this site. 

Early childhood

The Australian Government’s agenda for early childhood education and child care focuses on providing Australian families with high-quality, accessible and affordable integrated early childhood education and child care. 

Office of Early Childhood Education and Child Care

The Office of Early Childhood Education and Child Care is responsible for delivering the government’s key commitments on early childhood education and child care and guiding major policy reforms at a national level.


School Education

My School

My School website enables you to search the profiles of almost 10,000 Australian schools. You can quickly locate statistical and contextual information about schools in your community and compare them with statistically similar schools across the country. 

Australian Curriculum consultation portal

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is overseeing the development of an Australian Curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12, beginning with English, mathematics, science and history.The draft K–10 Australian Curriculum for English, mathematics, science and history is available for consultation from March to May 2010. 

Changing schools

Each year nearly 80,000 school students move interstate with their family. This site links to booklets and a brochure which provide information for schools and parents to assist in supporting the needs of students who move schools. 

Education Tax Refund

Provides information on the Education Tax Refund designed to help families with children undertaking primary or secondary school studies meet the costs of school education. 

Organisations and contacts (education authorities & schools)

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations page with organisations and contacts relating to school education. It has links to State and territory government school education websites, Non-government education authorities and National education authorities. 


States and territories have the primary responsibility for funding state government schools. They also provide supplementary assistance to non-government schools. The Australian Government is the primary source of public funding for non-government schools, while also providing supplementary assistance to government schools. 

Trade Training Centres in Schools Program

The Trade Training Centres in Schools Program is an important element of the Australian Government's Education Revolution. It will provide $2.5 billion over 10 years to enable all secondary schools to apply for funding of between $500,000 and $1.5 million for Trade Training Centres.  



Raising Children Network

The NetGuide magazine has awarded the Raising Children Network website their ‘2008 site of the year award’. Funded by the Australian federal government, this site aims to provide up to date information to help parents raising children, with sections for newborns, toddlers and school?aged children, and aspects such as health, nutrition, play, learning and discipline. 

Single Parent Bible

A free online magazine for single parents which includes information on dating, advice for single parents and lots of general information and help is located at


Parentline’ is a Queensland and Northern Territory service, funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Northern Territory Departmentof Health and Community Services and BoysTown in Brisbane. 

Single With Children

The website of The Single Parent Family Association Inc (SPFA) which operates ‘Single with Children’. Single with Children is a non?profit organisation, run by volunteers, that provides adult and family social activities and functions single parents and their children within the Sydney and Central Coast areas. 

The Centre for Child and Family Development

The Centre for Child and Family Development promotes awareness and understanding of the emotional life of children and adolescents, and how this affects their behaviour and future development. The Centre runs training programs on child and family development for all professionals who work with children, adolescents, parents and families.

Early Childhood Australia

Website of Early Childhood Australia, with links to journal articles and abstracts. 

The Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood

The Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood (CEIEC) was established in 2001 as a specialised early childhood research and teaching centre within the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne. 


Children’s Activities

Children's activities

Discover the fun and adventure at the Australian National Maritime Museum's children's activities programs. 

Education (CSIRO)

CSIRO offers science programs and resources for schools, special events around Australia and a great range of at-home science for all ages. 

Kids - National Museum of Australia

Discover what is special about Australia through online activities and special events for children visiting the National Museum of Australia. 

Kids' activities

Check out the great ideas for family outings to the harbour side parks of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. 

Learning at the Library

The National Library of Australia is an ideal destination for teachers with primary or secondary school-aged students exploring Australian History and Culture, Civics and Citizenship, English and visual literacy, Information and communication. 


Children Safety

Protect your children

Parents need to make sure they take a few extra measures to ensure their children are protected when online. Links to further information and a number of websites targeted at children of different ages that guide children through a range of Internet safety issues. 

Child Abuse

National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect is a national, independent, charitable organisation working as advocates for children who experience abuse or neglect. 

The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Kids Help

Australia's only free, confidential and anonymous 24?hour telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5- 25 years old. 

Child Welfare

While this is an American site, it offers a wide range of free material and information on from the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the topics of child welfare, abuse and prevention. 


ASCA is a national organisation which works to improve the lives of adult survivors of child abuse throughout Australia.

Children’s Health

A Healthy and Active Australia

The site provides a range of information and initiatives on healthy eating, regular physical activity and overweight and obesity to assist all Australians to lead healthy and active lives. 

Child health

Links to a Department of Health and Ageing page which outline many of the activities being undertaken to enhance child health and wellbeing. 

Child health

Health In site topic page linking to information on health issues that affect children, from babies and toddlers to young people. Includes childhood illnesses, accidents and injuries, obesity and support for children having problems.?Health In site provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites. 

CSIRO wellbeing plan for kids

The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids provides a step-by-step plan for families to make healthy changes to their eating and activities. 

Livewire (community for kids and teens with chronic illnesses)

Livewire is a safe and fun online community designed specifically for children and young people (aged over 10 and under 21) living with a serious illness, chronic condition or disability. It also caters for their siblings and parents. 

Nutrition and healthy eating

The Government provides guidelines and recommendations for Australians to encourage healthy eating that will minimise the risk of the development of diet-related diseases within the Australian population. 

Physical activity

This section of the Department of Health and Ageing website provides interesting and useful information on physical activity and health associated issues. The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain a health benefit and ways to incorporate incidental physical activity into everyday life. 

Promoting healthy weight

Specific information on overweight and obesity is provided, including: prevalence of overweight and obesity; How overweight and obesity is defined; Calculate your BMI (for adults only); Causes of overweight and obesity; Health consequences; Economic consequences. 





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