Family Law Resources
If you are in the process of separating or divorcing, you should be aware that there are a number of organisations that can provide you and your children with support during this difficult time.
beyondblue works to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.
phone: 1300 224 636
Family Relationships Advice Line
The Family Relationship Advice Line has a range of fact sheets and other information on family law services including children’s contact services; counselling; family dispute resolution; parenting orders program; post-separation cooperative parenting; and supporting children after separation.
phone: 1800 050 321
The Kid’s Helpline provides telephone counselling for children and young people.
phone: 1800 551 800
Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
phone: 13 11 14
MensLine is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.
phone: 1300 789 978
National Sexual Assault , Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line
The National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service provides a national counselling helpline for people experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence.
phone: 1800 737 732
Australian Childhood Foundation
The Australian Childhood Foundation provides counselling for children and young people affected by abuse.
phone: 1800 176 453
Relationships Australia offers counselling. family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of community support and education programs.
phone: 1300 364 277
Translating and Interpreting
Phone to gain access to an interpreter in your own language.
phone: 131 450
headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. It helps young people who are going through a tough time. There are 55 headspace centres allocated across the country where young people (12-25 years) can access a range of services.
ReachOut.com offers a mental health service for young people. It helps young people get the help they need, where and when they need it.
Our Place Online
Our Place Online is a forum for men and women who have suffered abuse in all its forms: psychological, verbal, physical, sexual and spiritual. The forum is run by a community of volunteers from all over the world. It aims to help educate and support those wishing to heal from the damage done.
Shared Parenting Council of Australia
The Shared Parenting Council of Australia was incorporated in September 2002 as a representative body for a range of Parent, Children, Church and Family Law Reform organisations who share the common purpose of prescribing in law, every child’s fundamental human right to an equal opportunity and relationship with both their Mother and Father following parental separation or divorce.
Dads in Distress
DIDSS offers peer support* that aims to provide help and hope for separated dads and their families. You can talk with someone who has personally experienced separation… and discover what it might take for you to get through it!