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References

If you need support with parenting many organisations can offer support, information, self-help and referrals to health professionals. The following list provides the numbers to Parentline in each state and territory.

Parentline ACT
(02) 6287 3833, 9 am-5 pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

Parent Line NSW
1300 130 052, 9 am-9 pm Monday to Friday, 4 pm-9 pm weekends

Parentline Queensland and Northern Territory
1300 301 300,
8 am-10 pm 7 days

Parent Helpline South Australia
1300 364 100
, 7.15 am-9.15 pm 7 days (calls outside these times will be redirected to the national Health Direct helpline)

Parentline Tasmania
1300 808 178
, 24 hours 7 days

Parentline Victoria
132 289
, 8 am-12 am 7 days

Ngala Parenting Helpline Western Australia
(08) 9368 9368
(metropolitan) or 1800 111 546 (regional callers) 8 am-8 pm 7 days

The following services may also be of interest:

  • National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: Raises public awareness of child abuse and neglect and its impacts, and develops and promotes effective prevention strategies and programs.

Visit www.napcan.org.au or call (02) 8073 3300.

  • Act for Kids: Provides therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced or are at risk of child abuse and neglect.

Visit www.actforkids.com.au.

  • Australian Childhood Foundation: Provides a range of services to prevent child abuse. Visit www.childhood.org.au or call 1300 381 581.
  • Bravehearts: A national free telephone crisis and support service for children, young people, adults and non-offending family members affected by child sexual assault.

Visit www.bravehearts.org.au or call 1800 272 831.

Relationships Australia State and Territory websites