Urgent Help

Lifeline – 13 11 14


Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Beyond Blue Support Service – 1300 22 4636


Sharing the load with someone else can really help. So no matter who you are, or how you’re feeling, you can talk it through with us – we’ll point you in the right direction so you can seek further support.

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467


Suicide Call Back Service provides free phone, video & online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800


24/7 helplines critical to combatting youth suicide.

Youth Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636


We all have good days and bad days. However, if you’re feeling sad, down or anxious and these feelings have started to affect what you would normally enjoy or do, then it’s important to find out what’s going on and what you can do about it.

eheadspace – 1800 650 890


eheadspace online and telephone service supports young people and their families going through a tough time.

Better Separation


Online divorce & separation – it’s cheap or free and entirely possible for many with this cleverly constructed online system that uses Artificial Intelligence to tailor solutions to your particular needs and family situation.

Family Relationship Advice Line – 1800 050 321

The Family Relationship Advice Line is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues.

The Advice Line provides information on family relationship issues and advice on parenting arrangements after separation. It can also refer callers to local services that can provide assistance.

The Advice Line complements the information and services offered by Family Relationship Centres. It ensures that people who are not able to attend a Centre can be helped.

Step by Step Support (VIC)

Fixed fee separation and divorce. If it is time to separate, would you like to separate the best possible way? Support the kids and keep things amicable? Avoid costly legal setbacks?

Family Relationship Centres

Family Relationship Centres are a source of information and confidential assistance for families at all stages in their lives.

Centres have a focus on providing family dispute resolution (mediation) to enable separating families achieve workable parenting arrangements outside the Court system.

Family Dispute Resolution (Mediation) Providers

Find a Family Dispute Resolution Provider

Support Groups

Parents Beyond Breakup


Parents Beyond Breakup is a unique, volunteer based organisation who recognise that, for many separated parents, dealing with a difficult marital breakdown can be damaging, traumatic and life changing.

You will find extensive information and resources on the website. Phone Support and Group Support are offered.

Family Violence Support (VIC)


Parental Alienation Australia


Support and information for parents, run by the Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation.

This online group offers peer support to parents and other carers for children who are being excluded from having a relationship with their children as a result of the negative influence on, and psychological manipulation of, a child by the other parent or others.

Family Law

Family Law Web Guide
The Layperson’s Guide to Australian Family Law.

This comprehensive website offers advice, tips, resources and forum discussions for people struggling with having to make important decisions about their relationships, their children and their futures.

Family Law Express
This website offers free sample legal documents, Family Law judgements and resources on a range of topics to do with children and family separation.

Grandparents and Family Law
Grandparents’ family law questions answered by Seniors Rights Victoria.

Grandparents and Family Law

Grandparents’ family law questions answered by Legal Aid NSW.


Raising Children
Children with two homes
Parenting after separation

Kids Matter
Family relationships
When parents separate

Stepfamilies Australia
Stepfamilies today are as diverse as our communities and increasingly part of Australian family life. It is currently estimated that one if in five families is a stepfamily.

Stepfamilies Australia is committed to strengthening stepfamilies. Our vision is to inspire a society that recognises, values and supports stepfamilies equally with other family forms to achieve their highest potential.


Family Law systems vary greatly from country to country. The following organisations may reference various forms and procedures that do not apply to Australia but they provide other valuable advice and information.

National Parents Organization (USA)
National Parents Organization is focused on promoting shared parenting, where both parents have equal standing raising children after a separation or divorce. National Parents Organization recognizes that preserving a strong bond between children and their parents is critically important to children’s emotional, mental, and physical health.

National Parents Organization’s goal is to make shared parenting the norm by reforming the family courts and laws in every state.

At home at mum’s and at home at dad’s

Website of the International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP) – ‘Shared parenting means equivalent, alternating care of children whose parents are living apart.’

The ICSP is an association of international shared parenting experts from science, family professions and civil society who actively contribute to the purposes of the association, viz. 1) to disseminate and advance scientific knowledge on the needs and rights (“best interests”) of children whose parents are living apart, and 2) to formulate evidence-based recommendations about the legal, judicial and practical implementation of shared parenting.

Is your child or grandchild being denied a relationship
with a loving parent or relative?

Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation

Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation is an Australia Health Services and Advancing Education Charity in Parental Alienation.

Parental Alienation is a process of one parent (the alienating parent) influencing a child to turn against and reject their other parent (the targeted parent) without legitimate justification. The alienating parent can also be a grandparent, a step-parent or even a non-family member. Parental Alienation can occur even when the relationship between the child and the targeted parent was once a very positive one.

Alienated Grandparents Anonymous (USA)

Alienated Grandparents Anonymous focuses on the struggle so many grandparents have in being part of their grandchildren’s lives. AGA provides support and information, and helps validate the feelings of those suffering some degree of estrangement, alienation, or isolation. AGA serves toward bringing alienated grandparents, parents, and grandchildren together.

Parental Alienation Awareness Organisation (PAAO)

PAAO seeks to raise awareness of Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting.