All parents need support and information

All parents need support and information at different times, for different reasons.
Seeking out and using support is a vital port of parenting.

Here are some free resources that we hope you will find helpful:

  • Mindful Parenting - an e-book filled with ideas and strategies to support you to be mindful and reflective in your parenting
  • Connected Parenting - This e-book explores a number of important topics about being a parent. Above all, it gives you a chance to think about children, parenting and how you can provide children with the experiences you want for them as they grow up.
  • 'I need you' - an A-Z e-book of understanding your baby's need
  • Thoughtful Parenting - a DVD designed to help parents, or groups of parents, explore their role and reflect on their parenting style.  You can watch it online.

Australian Parenting Website: raisingchildren.net.au.

National Help Lines

Family Assistance Office
13 61 50
Lifeline
13 11 14
Family Services Australia
1300 365 859
Child Care Access Hotline
1800 670 305
Family Law Hotline
1800 050 321
Playgroup Australia Inc
1800 171 882
Relationships Australia
1300 364 277

Queensland Help and support lines

Parent Line
1300 30 1300
Community Child Health Service
 
Brisbane Metropolitan Area
07 3862 2333
Outside Metropolitan Area
1800 177 279
Child Care Information Service
 
Brisbane Metropolitan Area
07 3224 4225
Outside Metropolitan Area
1800 637 711
Anglicare
07 4927 8200
Aboriginal Child Care Agency
07 4922 2188
Crisis Care
1800 177 135
DV Line
1800 811 811
Sexual Assault Helpline
1800 010 120

New South Wales Help and support lines

Parentline
1300 1300 52
Tresillian (Parent Help Line)
 
Sydney
02 9787 0855
Outside Sydney
1800 637 357
NSW Family Services Inc. Contact for information regarding a family support service in your local area
02 8512 9850
ACWA (Assoc. of Children´s Welfare Agencies) Sydney Contact for information regarding a children’s welfare agency in your local area
02 9281 8822
Aboriginal Children's Services
02 9698 2222
Domestic Violence Line
1800 656 463
Dympna House (Child Sexual Assault and Incest Service)
 
Sydney
02 9797 6733
Outside Sydney
1800 654 119
Department of Community Services Helpline
13 21 11

Australian Capital Territory Help and support lines

Parentline
02 6205 8800
Care and Protection
 
Children on Orders Team
02 6207 1069
Family Work Team
02 6207 1466
Appraisal Team
02 6207 5169
After Hours
02 6207 0720
 
1300 556 729
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
02 6247 2525
Parent Help Line (Tresillian)
1800 637 357
Domestic Violence Crisis Service
02 6280 0900
Maternal and Child Health Clinics (Appointment Line)
02 6207 9977

Victoria Help and support lines

Parentline
13 22 89
Maternal & Child Health Line
13 22 29
Queen Elizabeth Centre
03 9549 2777
Tweddle Child and Family Health Services
03 9689 1577
Australian Childhood Foundation For more information or to make a referral for counselling, contact
(03) 9874 3922
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
03 8388 1855
Parentzone
 
Lilydale
03 9735 4188
Preston
03 9478 9633
Frankston
03 9781 6777
Cranbourne
5995 0866
After Hours Child Protection Emergency Services
13 12 78
Centres Against Sexual Assault Crisis Line
03 9344 2210
Women's Information Referral Exchange (WIRE)
1300 134 130

Tasmania Help and support lines

Parent Information Telephone Assistance (PITAS)
1800 808 178
Child Protection Advice and Referral Service (CPAARS)
1300 737 639
Child and Family Services
 
Hobart
6230 7650
Launceston
6336 2376
Burnie
6434 6246
Devonport
6421 7803
Parenting Centres
 
Hobart
6233 2700
Launceston
6326 6188
Burnie
6434 6201
Sexual Assault Support Centres
 
Hobart
6231 1811
Launceston
6334 2740
Burnie
6431 9711
Anglicare Family Support
1800 243 232
Domestic Violence Crisis Service
1800 633 937
Centacare
6278 1660

South Australia Help and support lines

Parent Helpline
1300 364 100
Child and Youth Health
08 8303 1500
Anglicare Family Support Service
08 8305 9200
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
 
Northern Region
08 8252 0133
Southern Region
08 8204 5412
Child Youth and Family Services
08 8226 6735
After hours Crisis Service
13 16 11
Child Abuse Report Line
13 14 78
Domestic Violence Crisis Service
1300 782 200
Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service
 
 
08 8226 8787
 
1800 817 421
Centacare
08 8210 8200

Northern Territory Help and support lines

Parenting Crisis Line
1800 019 116
Department of Health and Community Services
 
Darwin
08 8999 4789
East Arnhem
08 8987 0400
Katherine
08 8973 8600
Tennant Creek
08 8962 4334
Alice Springs
08 8955 6001
Anglicare NT
08 8985 0000
Centacare Darwin
08 8924 3200
Palmerston Parenting Support Service
08 8932 6866
Specialist Child and Adolescent Family Services
08 8999 4988
Isolated Childrens Parent Association
08 8956 9779
Waltja Aboriginal Family Support Services (Alice Springs)
08 8953 4488
Sexual Assault Referral Centre
08 8922 7156
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