Family payments and services
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Human Services provides a range of payments and services that support families, including Baby Bonus, the Paid Parental Leave scheme, Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Rebate, Child Care Benefit, and the Schoolkids Bonus.
The Young Carers website provides contacts and support for children and young people, families and primary teachers. Their respite and information services program assists young carers to complete their education.