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Non-government resources

The Family Action Centre
This multidisciplinary centre at the University of Newcastle, NSW has a vision for a truly civil society and a belief that family well-being is a cornerstone of healthy communities. The centre delivers support programs, disseminates information, advocates for family well-being, engages in research, and provides training and consultation. See website

Families, Law and Social Policy Research Unit
This research unit at the Griffith Law School engages in research mainly of an empirical nature into the practical operation of family law in Australia with a view to identifying the best ways to help families after separation and divorce. See website.

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia
SH&FPA is a federation of seven independent state based family planning organisations (FPOs). See website.

Open Family Australia Inc.
Open Family aims to improve the well-being and self-worth of alienated and excluded street children through unconditional support, whenever and wherever necessary, with the view to reconnecting them with the community. See website.

Oz Child
Oz Child runs multidisciplinary and culturally aware programs across a range of areas including foster care, family services, disability and education. See website.

LifeWorks is a not-for-profit organisation funded and approved by the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs under provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 to provide professional family and relationship counselling and education services for individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents.

Siblings Australia Inc. began as a project aiming to develop and coordinate services for families, and in particular, brothers and sisters of children with special needs (disability or chronic illness). Among its manyaims Siblings Australia seeks to increase awareness among parents, siblings and service providers, of the concerns of siblings of children with special needs, and to increase the provision of services to families. More at: http://www.siblingsaustralia.org.au/

Stepfamily Zone
The Stepfamily zone website aims to provide information and support to all stepfamilies.

Charitable organisations

Many charitable organisations such as the Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services in Victoria provide services to families.