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About this website

Welcome to Family Relationships Online, the Australian Government website with information about family relationship issues.  It is also a place to find out about the services that can assist families manage relationship issues, including making arrangements for children after parents separate. 

On this website you will find information about:

  • Dealing with relationship difficulties
  • Going through separation
  • Children and parenting after separation
  • Dealing with family and domestic violence
  • Who to talk to about family relationship issues
  • Finding family relationship services in your area

To help us better meet your needs, please feel free to contact us through Feedback about this website.

This website was jointly developed by the Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Social Services.  It is managed and maintained by the Department of Social Services. 

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