Helping you find government information and services

Families

Find targeted government information for families over a range of issues such as child care, schooling, health, payments and services and financial advice.

Families

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Provides a range of payments and services that help you look after your children’s education and health care. Includes a Payment Finder and a calculator.

Department of Human Services

My School

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Search the profiles of almost 10,000 Australian schools. Find information about schools of interest to you and compare their resources and performance with similar schools across the country.

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

mychild.gov.au

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Find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. Also find links to other useful websites about children's health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services.

Department of Education and Training

Raising Children Network

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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

Centrepay

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

Department of Human Services

Child Support

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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

Do Not Call Register

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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

Families – MoneySmart

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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

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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

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Family Relationships online provides all families (whether together or separated) with information and advice about family relationship issues.
More: Family Relationship Centres (for information and confidential assistance) | Family Relationship Advice Line on 1800 050 321

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

Household assistance

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Ongoing assistance is available for eligible households through a number of different payments.

Department of Human Services

Kids world – a kid's guide to changing families

Uses a computer game to reassure 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 find ways to cope and lets them know where they can go for help.

Department of Human Services

Moving schools

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Provides information for parents to assist in supporting the needs of school age children when moving schools.

Raising Children Network (Australia) Limited

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)

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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

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Provides an online service  and a free phone on 1800 882 436 for information, advice and support through pregnancy, childbirth and the first year of parenthood.  Browse the website or call the helpline and speak with a qualified counsellor.  Calls from landlines are free, mobile charges may apply.

healthdirect Australia

Promoting healthy weight

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Provides information on overweight and obesity. Includes how overweight and obesity is defined, its causes and health consequences and how to calculate your BMI (for adults only).

Department of Health

Protect your children

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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.

Department of Communications

Self service

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You can do most of your Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support business using self service. There are options using mobile apps, online services or phone self service. Includes links to online accounts and myGov.

Department of Human Services

Separated families support material

Offers several publications to support families going through separation.

Department of Human Services

Stay Smart Online

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Designed to help home users and small businesses to stay smart online with simple advice on how to secure computers, transact and interact safely online. Provides access to a range of information and resources including helpful top tips, fun quizzes, and guides.

Department of Communications