Family Relationship Centre Geelong

The Geelong Family Relationship Centre is located in close proximity to Geelong’s central business district and other Geelong amenities such as the train station and hospitals. Outreach services are available fortnightly in Colac and are being explored in other surrounding centres. The Centre is housed in a new, modern building with plenty of parking.

The Geelong Family Relationship Centre has a resource centre stocked with service brochures, computer internet access, and telephones that supports clients to access the range of local services that meet their needs. Helpful staff assist in pointing clients toward local services.

Staff at the Family Relationship Centre comprise four teams.

The four teams include the Administration/Reception team that provide our clients with that vital first contact. They collect essential first details, coordinate mail-outs, collect data for the government, and support other team members in providing support.

The second team is our family advisors who provide intensive intake, assessment, counselling and support services. Family advisors are clinically trained practitioners with a minimum of seven years service, able to administer a range of screening and testing tools to ensure that clients are appropriately referred to services they require. They spend time with clients to identify barriers to successful relationships, to parenting and/or the dispute resolution process.

Family dispute resolution practitioners, with skills in mediation and family law, support clients to reach agreements on issues that relate to their joint parenting roles. Their focus is on the developmental needs of the children as they use their skills to assist involved parties to reach agreement on how best to meet those children’s needs. Recognising that a child's needs change with time, they also seek to build parental negotiation skills so that parents can revisit their agreements appropriately.

Parenting orders practitioners work with high-conflict clients that have had difficulties in being able to maintain parenting agreements, have multiple issues including the need to re-focus their dialogue on the needs of their children. This ancillary program takes a case-managed approach to family dispute resolution and provides intensive support and skills development to enable these families to develop the necessary skills to assist them with their post-separation parenting tasks.

Department of Social Services Disclaimer – the information on this page has been provided by this Family Relationship Centre.

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Location and Operating Hours

  • Name: Family Relationship Centre Geelong
  • Physical Address: Level Suite 2
    27-31 Myers STREET
    GEELONG, VIC 3220
  • Approx Distance From You: Unknown
  • Phone: 0352465600
  • Toll Free: 1300656043
  • Email:
  • Operating Hours:
    Mon 09:00AM-05:00PM Tue 09:00AM-09:00PM Wed 09:00AM-05:00PM Thur 09:00AM-09:00PM Fri 09:00AM-05:00PM
  • Waiting Time:
    No waiting times specified.
  • Name: Family Relationship Centre Geelong - Colac satellite site
  • Physical Address: 52 Rae STREET
    Colac, VIC 3250
  • Approx Distance From You: Unknown
  • Phone: (03) 5246 5600
  • Operating Hours:
    Thur 10:00AM-04:00PM
  • Waiting Time:
    No waiting times specified.
  • Additional Information: By appointment only. Please contact the Geelong office.

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