For everyone interested or involved in the ABCDs of parenting teenagers. Whether you are a parent or a professional, you will find additional helpful tips and ideas based on this original Australian program, and information about how to get involved.
Keeping Baby Safe – a guide to nursery furniture.
This website provides a range of information and initiatives on healthy eating, regular physical activity, and overweight and obesity to assist all Australians to lead healthy and active lives.
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national charity protecting children from violence and its devastating effects.
Parent support group for children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIL).
Learning Links is an Australian charity and non-profit organisation formed to help children who have learning disabilities, difficulties and developmental delays and their families.
The Asthma Friendly Schools Program is a national initiative aimed at improving quality of life, health outcomes, and well-being for school children with asthma.
Works in conjunction with health services, government bodies, community groups, and people with asthma and their families to help them breathe better.
The Asthma Foundation of Victoria is a community based, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping you manage your asthma all year round.
Austprem offers friendship, information and support to help on the journey with prematurity.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is an organisation of people interested in the promotion and protection of breastfeeding.
To conduct life impacting programs for fathers and their children through the use of education, support and activities.
A national, not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak professional body for midwives.
AFCA is a membership based voluntary organisation supporting and representing the voices of foster carers, their families and the children they care for throughout Australia.
‘My Family is Separating – what now?’ The information in this website is a guide to help families, experiencing separation, find their way around the Family Law System, better understand their rights and responsibilities following separation. It includes information on services available that may help.
Dedicated to helping people manage their hearing impairment so they have a better quality of life.
The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) is a national non-profit organisation working to create better futures for all Australia’s children and young people.
Red Cross helps people in need, providing relief in times of crisis and care for the most vulnerable in Australia and around the world.
A national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.
Australia's peak national non-government cancer control organisation.
The Caroline Chisholm Society provides free and confidential help to expectant mothers, sole parents with at least one child under primary school age, and two parent families with at least one child under primary school age.
CSSA - The Catholic church's peak national body for social services in Australia. Member organisations provide social services to more than a million Australians a year, delivering services in local communities in metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.
The Centre for Health Promotion (CHP) is a service within the Community Health Division (CHD), and the Primary and Population Health Directorate of the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service (CYWHS), based in South Australia.
NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect is to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to ensure the safety and well-being of every Australian child.
News and practical health information for parents, carers and young people.
Information on the Family and Baby Program day service and Torrens House residential service.
Tel: 08 8303 1500 or Parentline (SA) 1300 364 100.
Sydney's most established provider of prenatal courses, preparing women, their partners and families for childbirth, and affiliated with national and international childbirth education groups.
Having a baby in Victoria – Victoria Government Health Information.
This website provides information about the Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s work and about children’s and young people's rights.
Counselling services for parents and carers with children up to 12 years of age.
Tel: 08 8953 4059
Child Wise is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation in Australia and overseas.
Health information for parents and carers of children, and information on finding your nearest child health clinic.
A resource centre for workers, parents and families, and young people. Programs and services by state, resources by age group, and media releases.
Developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Cybersmart is part of the Australian government’s cybersafety program.
Deaf Australia is the national peak organisation for deaf people in Australia. It represents the views of deaf people who use Auslan (Australian Sign Language).
A guide to help families experiencing separation find their way around the Family Law System, better understand their rights and responsibilities following separation and information on services available that may help.
Website for kids and teens with Type 1 diabetes.
Volunteer organisation that supports families with an infant who is distressed for prolonged periods of time.
Tel: 03 95139640
CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club helps people have fun exploring science. Useful information for members, parents and teachers.
Early Childhood Australia advocates to ensure quality social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children from birth to eight years.
The peak organisation promoting the voice of parents in quality early childhood education for Victorian children.
The primary source of support, information, community education, and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria.
An independent, peak, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the needs and interests of families. Families Australia is not aligned to any political party or religious group.
A Victorian government initiative, which aims to promote healthy eating and increase levels of physical activity.
Go Play is an online diary featuring a variety of art, culture, sport and recreational activities available around NSW for kids of all ages.
GoVolunteer is an initiative of Volunteering Australia and is Australia's first national volunteer recruitment website. It is a not-for-profit site that provides free Internet advertising for not-for-profit community organisations looking for volunteers.
Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation providing services to support the development of excellence in early childhood education and care.
GymbaROO provides a fun filled platform for parents and carers to gain greater knowledge of children’s neuro physiological development, vital for their ability to read and learn.
An Australian government initiative to access a wide range of up-to-date and reliable information on health and well-being.
Based in Queensland, the Hear and Say Centre is one of the leading Paediatric Auditory-Verbal and cochlear implant centres in the world, teaching children who are deaf or hearing impaired to listen and speak.
A group of consumers and midwives committed to ensuring the survival of homebirth as a birth option for Australian women, with the overall aim of public funded homebirth across the country.
The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register, and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals.
A website to highlight the benefits that regular massage can bring to babies.
Parenting services, telephone support, residential services, survival tipsheets and assistance with pre/post natal depression.
New Zealand's original telephone counselling service for all kids up to 14.
KidsMatter aims to improve the mental health and well-being of children, reduce mental health problems among children, and achieve greater support for children experiencing mental health difficulties, and their families.
Offers help and advice for parents and others trying to create healthy diets for children in their care, as well as a resource for teaching children good and lifelong eating habits.
Empowering the young to make the best choices for a safe life, through drug and health education programs.
24 hour telephone counselling and programs that promote mental health, well-being and help seeking behaviours.
Provides free, professional and confidential telephone counselling services and professional 'Face to Face' counselling (by appointment) with payment on a sliding scale.
LifeWorks is a not-for-profit organisation providing affordable professional counselling, family dispute resolution, mediation and education for individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents.
A non-profit, voluntary organisation comprised of parents, professionals and interested people concerned with the care of children who have congenital or acquired limb differences.
Littlies Lobby is a joint initiative between Plunket and the Office of the Commissioner for Children. It aims to encourage New Zealanders to act in ways that will ensure all children are safe, healthy and ready to start school at age five.
Mirabel assists children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care).
A not-for-profit organisation comprising of multiple birth families. The organisation provides support, resources and education to multiple birth families.
My Language provides easy access to government services in a range of languages as well as translation services and multilingual information. The website also provides multilingual health, education and legal information.
NCAC assists child care professionals to deliver quality child care by providing services with advice, support and resources.
Information on medicines for consumers and health professionals.
The NWJC is a coalition of organisations and individuals, which aims to promote women's equality before the law in Australia.
Helpline, parent education groups, child care, centre and home consultations, dad's programs, day and overnight stay programs.
Northcott Disability Services is an innovative and dynamic not-for-profit organisation that provides support to 8000 people with a broad range of disabilities and their families and carers across NSW and the ACT by providing a range of services which promote a genuinely inclusive society.
Our Community is a world-leading social enterprise providing advice and tools for Australia's 600,000 community groups and schools, and practical linkages between the community sector and the general public, business and government.
PANDA is a national, not-for-profit organisation. Their national Helpline provides confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth (perinatal depression and anxiety), including partners, family members and friends.
Victorian Dept of Education and Early Childhood Development Parentline providing a statewide telephone counselling service to parents and carers of children aged from birth to 18 years.
Established in 1997, the Parenting Research Centre Inc is a national, independent, not-for-profit research and development organisation established to help parents raise happy healthy children.
Parenting SA is an initiative of the government of South Australia established in 1996 to promote the value of parents and the important role of parenting. It is funded through the Community Development Fund from gambling revenue raised in South Australia.
Parents Centres NZ Inc is the primary provider of antenatal education and childbirth support in New Zealand, with 120 plus diploma and certified childbirth educators.
Parents Victoria is a statewide democratic organisation representing parents of students in Victorian government schools.
Plan Australia is a part of Plan International - one of the world's largest community development organizations, working at the grassroots level to empower communities to overcome poverty, so that children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
A federation of the eight peak state and territory Playgroup Associations across Australia who collectively represent more than 105,000 families, and 145,000 children at 8,500 playgroup sessions every week.
Supporting young families through antenatal classes, clinics, family centres, helpline and child safety education.
The ACCC’s (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) information website for everyone who buys and uses consumer products and for businesses that make, import and sell them.
Residential care program for families with children under three run by the Canberra Mothercraft Society.
A website for Australian mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else who has responsibility for the care of children, and for professionals and agencies who work with parents on the front line.
Information on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Raising Children Network).
The Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) conducts research into the many conditions and common problems faced by children. A particular focus of CCCH's work is supporting and strengthening community-based professionals and organisations in their work with families to bring about the best outcomes for children.
Non-profit organisation providing telephone support and information for families with a child who has gastro-oesophageal reflux.
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for all members of the community, and is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations.
Royal Life Saving has been serving Australia for more than 110 years, and is the leading water safety, swimming and lifesaving education organisation in Australia.
The national voice of sexual health and family planning, representing these organisations on sexual and reproductive health issues at national and international levels.
SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood education, bereavement support and advocacy.
SPAK is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteer single parents who are passionate about providing a quality social network for single parents and their kids.
St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation active in all states and territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger. St John is Australia's leading provider of first aid training, first aid services at public events and supplier of first aid kits and equipment.
The Society is a lay Catholic organisation that serves the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and works for a more just and compassionate society.
Stepfamilies Australia is a national peak body working with a network of state stepfamily groups and community service providers to strengthen stepfamilies across Australia, through providing quality information, family support services, practitioner training, research and advocacy.
A community-based initiative that helps families / whānau get access to the services they need. Strengthening Families brings together a family and all the agencies that have a part to play in helping that family in developing an action plan that reflects the family’s needs.
Funded by Families NSW, Strengthening Families Resourcing Parents was established to provide parenting education information and support to the parents and carers of children aged 0-18.
A-Z Factsheets on health and children. Factsheets available in a number of languages other than English.
A volunteer group of non colour blind and colour blind individuals willing to raise awareness, guide and help you with colour blind issues.
The Parents Jury is an online network of parents, grandparents and guardians, who are interested in improving the food and physical activity environments of Australian children.
The Smith Family is a national, independent children's charity that helps disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning.
Together for Humanity is an Australian multi-faith organisation that fights prejudice and hatred at its source with positive experiences of diversity.
Australia’s largest child and family health organisation providing expert parenting advice to families during the early years.
UK website formed to offer a unique reference point on stomach and abdominal aches and pains; the causes, symptoms and relief.
The Children’s Charity Variety is supported by more than 2500 volunteers and committees running various events, functions, and outings with children, investigation of appeals applications and more.
This website assists WellChild / Tamariki Ora health providers to work together with families to provide the best support, health promotion and prevention for all New Zealand children under five.
0800WHATSUP is a free, professional telephone counselling service for anyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged between five and 18 years.
The Womens Domestic Violence Crisis Service is the Victorian state-wide service for women experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone else they are close to.
Working Women's Centres provide information, support, advice and advocacy services to women on work-related issues. There are Working Women's Centres in NT, SA and Qld.
You Can Do It! Education’s main purpose is to support communities, schools and homes in a collective effort to optimise the social, emotional, and academic outcomes of all young people.
The Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) (incorporating Young Media Australia) is a unique national community organisation whose members share a strong commitment to the promotion of the healthy development of Australian children. Their particular interest and expertise is in the role that media experiences play in that development.