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Families

Families

Offers information on arrange of payments and services to assist families from the baby bonus to the family tax benefit.

Department of Human Services

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, Assessment and Reporting Authority

mychild.gov.au

Provides a online child care portal. You will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You will also find links to other useful websites about children's health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services.

Department of Education

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.

Raising Children Network (Australia) Limited

Allen Adventure

iPad - This fun and interactive app provides an opportunity for parents and educators to talk about social and emotional skills that children need to make friends, to get on with others and to deal with unpleasant or difficult behaviour from other children. Suitable for children from 3 to 8 years of age.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project

Australian Police Child ID

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Australian parents and guardians can easily collect and store important information about their child to send to police if their child goes missing.

Australian Federal Police

Breastfeeding helpline

Available 7 days a week on 1800 686 268, it is staffed by trained, volunteer counsellors who answer calls on a roster system.

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Centrepay

Centrepay is a free service that allows customers to pay bills via regular deductions from their Centrelink payments.

Department of Human Services

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.

Department of Education

Child Support

Child Support, part of the Department of Human Services (DHS), is helping separated parents provide the necessary support for their children's wellbeing.

Department of Human Services

Clean Energy Future Household Assistance Package

The Household Assistance Package will ensure that those Australians that need help the most, particularly pensioners and low and middle income households, will get assistance for the cost of living impact of the carbon price.

Department of Human Services

Cybersmart

Cybersmart provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world. Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff.

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Do Not Call Register

You can list your Australian fixed line and mobile numbers on the Do Not Call Register to reduce the amount of unsolicited telemarketing calls. Registration is free, valid for five years and you can re-register or remove your numbers at any time.

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Express Plus Families

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Helps parents to access family payments without having to visit an office or wait on the phone. Connecting with Centrelink just got easier.

Department of Human Services

Express Plus Lite

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Report and record your employment income in English, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese. Connecting with Centrelink just got easier.

Department of Human Services

Express Plus Medicare

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Enables you to do your Medicare business on your mobile device.

Department of Human Services

Families - MoneySmart

Provides tips for sensible money management to give your family the reassurance of financial security. Includes links to teaching your kids about money; and relationships and money.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Family life

Provides links to a range of health information for living in a family. Topics covered include babies, childhood, family nutrition, family breakdown, parenting and child health issues. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

Family Relationships

Family Relationships online provides all families (whether together or separated) with information and advice about family relationship issues.
Tabs: Family Relationship Centres – a source of information and confidential assistance. | Family Relationship Advice Line1800 050 321 – national telephone service assisting families affected by relationship or separation issues.

Department of Social Services

Family separation: a guide for teens

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

Department of Human Services

Get it done online

The Department of Human Services provides a convenient and secure way to manage some of your business with Medicare, Centrelink or Child Support payments and services. You need to register to use some of the services, then you can do most of your business where and when it suits you.

Department of Human Services

Keeping baby safe

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - A guide to infant and nursery products with easy steps you can take to ensure your baby remains safe in your home. Also available as an ebook.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Kids world - a kid's guide to changing families

This computer game reassures older primary school aged children who are experiencing, or have gone through separation that it's not their fault, they're not alone and what they're thinking or feeling is okay. The game helps children understand what is happening; helping them find ways to cope and letting them know where they can go for help.

Department of Human Services

Money health check

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android and other apps - You can check to see if your finances are under control and what areas need attention with this Moneysmart app.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

MoneySmart financial calculator

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android and other apps - Get instant calculations on your phone for savings, loans, mortgages, superannuation and interest-free deals with this Moneysmart app.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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