Thank you for visiting this website. In the period preceding an election, the Australian Government assumes a caretaker role.

The Department of Social Services hosts this website and the department will manage it in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions.

The safety of Australian families during these challenging times is very important. Information on COVID-19 impacts on services and supports available to help families is available here.

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  • Family Relationship Advice Line

    The Family Relationship Advice Line is a national telephone service that helps families affected by relationship or separation issues.

  • Find local help

    Search for a range of services in your area. Contact the organisation to find out more about the services they offer and how they could help you.

  • Family Relationship Centres

    A Family Relationship Centre can help you by providing information about family relationships at all stages

  • Other help lines

    Sometimes we need help to deal with difficult situations. Calls to these helplines are free, independent and confidential.

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