The Family Assistance website (www.familyassist.gov.au) has been incorporated into the Department of Human Services (DHS) website. DHS offers a range of family assistance, which support the growth and development of your children or dependents, and your family.
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.
Mychild.gov.au 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.
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.
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.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Australian parents and guardians can easily collect and send important information to police in an attempt to locate their children if they go missing.
Available 7 days a week on 1800 686 268. Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) counsellors are trained volunteers who provide counselling and breastfeeding information to any person seeking their help. All ABA counsellors have breastfed at least one baby for at least nine months.
Centrepay is a free service that allows customers to pay bills via regular deductions from their Centrelink payments.
Child Family Community Australia (CFCA)Connect provides the latest information in the child, family and community welfare sectors. Here you can engage in discussions.
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 Support, part of the Department of Human Services (DHS), is helping separated parents provide the necessary support for their children's wellbeing.
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.
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.
You can list your Australian fixed line and mobile numbers on the Do Not Call Register to reduce the amount of unsolicited telemarketing calls.
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.
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.
It's not worth leaving your family's wellbeing to chance. With sensible money management and a few simple strategies, you can give your family the reassurance of financial security. Includes links to teaching your kids about money; and relationships and money.
HealthInsite topic page linking to 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.
HealthInsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.
The Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321 is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues.
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 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.
This guide aims to give teenagers some tips and help to understand and cope with family separation and change.
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.
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.
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.
Medicare, part of the Department of Human Services, provides all Australians with affordable, accessible and high quality health care.
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.
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.
Provides information for parents to assist in supporting the needs of school age children when moving schools.
iPhone, Android and other apps - Find health services, such as general practices, pharmacies, hospitals and emergency departments, when and where you need them.
Phone the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby service 1800 882 436 for support relating to pregnancy, birthing, post-natal care and parenting in the first 12 months. Service operates 24 hours a day.
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.
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.
The online estimators let you estimate or compare payments you may be able to receive, based on your current or proposed circumstances.Choose an estimator to calculate your entitlements e.g Child Care Rebate, Child Care Benefit and Paid Parental Leave. Estimator uses the most current rates to give you an indication of your payments.
The Department of Human Services have several publications to support families going through separation.
This site is designed to help home users and small businesses to stay smart online. It has simple advice on how to secure computers, transact and interact safely online and provides access to a range of information and resources including helpful top tips, fun quizzes, and guides.
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Provides students with tips and advice which they can apply to different bullying situations.
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android - An easy to use app from Moneysmart that allows you to track your spending on the go.