Family, home and community
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.
The Aged Care Australia website is the Australian Government's premier website about aged care. It provides access to government and non-government information and services and will help people make informed decisions about aged care options for themselves and their family members. It hosts a number of features including an Aged Care Home Finder, a Community Care Service Finder and the My Page feature which allows consumers to store material they have selected from the site. .
Anniversary messages (anniversary and birthday greetings from the Prime Minister, Governor-General and the Queen)
Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen. This page provides a table showing who is eligible and details for arranging the message.
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.
GrantsLINK makes it easier to find suitable and relevant grants from the many government grants that are available. It also helps you find the best source of funding and assists you to complete application forms. Page lists community and society grants.
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 Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is the Australian Government's principal source of advice on social policy and is responsible for about a quarter of the government's budgetary outlays.
The Australian Attorney-General’s Department provides policy advice on the family law system to the Australian Government. This site provides general information about the family law system including the following: children; marriage; family violence; dispute resolution, superannuation splitting laws and international family law.
Find & Connect Australia is a website for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, and for everyone with an interest in the history of out-of-home 'care' in Australia. It has been designed to help people understand more about their past and about the historical context of child welfare. Includes links to organisations who are able to help with support and counselling as well as locating and accessing records.
The National Library of Australia provides a series of answers to frequently asked reference questions. This page provides brief information that may be of assistance in undertaking searches for missing people or lost friends
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android and other apps - Find the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia!
The National Public Toilet Map (the Map) shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well. Information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms and accessibility for people with disabilities.
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.
If you have serious concerns for the safety and welfare of a person, and their whereabouts are unknown, then you may immediately report them missing to local police by filing a missing persons report. You do not have to wait 24 hours to report someone as missing.
Social Inclusion is about ensuring all Australians have the opportunity to learn, work, engage in the community and have their voice heard. This site provides information about what the government is doing to progress the social inclusion agenda.