Parenting SA

Helplines and family supports


If life is in danger, phone 000 (triple zero)

Parent Helpline South Australia
Parent Helpline is for parents of children 0 to 12 living in South Australia. Get advice on baby and child health and parenting.
Phone 1300 364 100 (24-hour service)

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS)
CaFHS supports all SA families with babies and kids 0 to 5 years. Some CaFHS sites have Aboriginal workers you can speak to. CaFHS can help with:

Appointments available from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Phone 1300 733 606
Early Parenting Groups are available in your local area.

Child Abuse Report Line
Phone 13 14 78 (24-hour service)
Child abuse reporting - when to report and what happens next

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The Domestic Violence Crisis Line
Offers information, counselling and safe accommodation support for anyone experiencing domestic violence in South Australia. They can organise a translator for you.
Phone 1800 800 098 (24-hour service)

Kids Helpline
Information on a broad range of topics for children and young people up to 25 years, including about becoming a parent. Online chat is available.
Phone 1800 55 1800 (24-hour service)
Email Kids Helpline
Kids Helpline Online Chat

Legal Services Commission
Free legal advice by phone or online chat.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Phone 1300 366 424

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A national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
Phone 1800 737 732 (24-hour service)
Information in other languages

Parenting workshops

The DHS Parenting and Family Support team helps South Australian parents and caregivers understand child and adolescent development.

They host relaxed and informal parenting workshops face-to-face or by webinar. You can get simple, practical strategies based on the latest parenting research. The workshops include videos, activities, and time for parents and caregivers to talk in small groups.

DHS Parenting and Family Support team

Family support services

Anglicare SA
Phone 8305 9200

Child Support Scheme
Australian Government child support scheme and assistance with payments.
Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.45 pm
Phone 131 272

Phone 8215 6700

Centrelink 24-hour phone self-service
Phone 136 240
Child support enquiries, Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.45 pm
Phone 131 272

Family Relationships Online
Information for all families – whether together or separated – about family relationship issues.  Find out about a range of services to assist families manage relationship issues, including helping families agree on arrangements for children after parents separate.

Family Court
For information about family law and dispute resolution. Online chat available.

Mission Australia
Phone 8218 2800

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Raising Children Network
Provides information on a wide range of topics related to raising children and young people.
Free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help you and your family grow and thrive together, including:

Relationships Australia SA
Support for parents and caregivers in nurturing children’s development and wellbeing
Phone 1300 364 277

Uniting Communities (Adelaide)
Phone 1800 615 677

Uniting Care Wesley Bowden
Phone 8245 7100

Uniting SA
Phone 8440 2200

Uniting Care Wesley Country SA (Port Pirie)
Phone 8633 8600

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Parent Easy Guides

Support (Aboriginal Parent Easy Guide)

Support services (Multicultural Parent Easy Guide)

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Last Updated:
02 Mar 2021
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