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Family, home and community

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.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is the Government's principal source of specialist research expertise on families. The Institute conducts research and communicates findings to policy makers, service providers and the broader community about factors that affect family wellbeing.

Australian Institute of Family Studies

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

Department of Social Services

Responsible for families, housing, and social services as well as aged care and disability services. Formerly the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Social Services

Families

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.

Attorney-General's Department

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

Find & Connect Australia

Brings together historical resources relating to institutional 'care' in Australia and to help Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants 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.

Department of Social Services

Finding a missing friend or relative

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

National Library of Australia

National Health Services Directory

iPhone, Android and other apps - Find health services, such as general practices, pharmacies, hospitals and emergency departments, when and where you need them.

healthdirect Australia

National Health Services Directory

Search the directory to find health services near you. Provides information about GPs, pharmacies, hospitals and emergency departments.

healthdirect Australia

Online estimators (DHS)

Choose an estimator to calculate your entitlements e.g Centrelink payments, child support and child care. Online estimators let you estimate or compare payments, based on your current or proposed circumstances.

Department of Human Services

Report a missing person

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.

Australian Federal Police

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