Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment
This website has detailed information about government employment services and training programs.
On this Australian Government website you can search and apply for jobs, find apprenticeships and traineeships, and find your local employment services provider. If you receive income support, you can find out what tasks and activities you need to do to keep getting your payment.
This is a national careers information website, jointly managed by all the state and territory governments. It has extensive information about jobs, careers, education and training to help young people plan for their future. You can get tips to help your child choose a career and prepare for employment.
Family Relationships Online
This Australian Government website has information and advice about family relationships. It has extensive information for both children and adults on topics like family violence, separation and the law.
For help with relationship or separation issues, you can also call the Family Relationship Advice Line on 1800 050 321.
Family Violence Law Help
This website is produced by National Legal Aid. It has information to help you understand family law in the different states and territories of Australia. You can read about family and domestic violence, separation, divorce, child support and child protection. You can also find support services near you.
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
This court deals with family law matters like divorce and decisions about who should care for children after a separation. The website has information about going to court.
Youth Law Australia
This is a national community legal service for young people, advocating for children’s rights and providing legal advice and referrals. The website has comprehensive information about the rights and responsibilities of children and young people in every state and territory in Australia. It’s written for young people, but it’s a useful resource for parents as well.
Australian Government Department of Social Services – Disability and carers
In this section of the Department of Social Services website, you’ll find information about Carer Payment, Carer Allowance and respite services for carers of young people with a disability.
Australian Government – myGov
This Australian Government website is a secure way to access government services online with one login and one password. You can manage Centrelink, Child Support and Medicare claims and payments, receive notifications and update your details in a central place.
Centrelink delivers a range of payments and services for families, carers, parents, people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people looking for work. Centrelink is managed by Services Australia.
Commonwealth Financial Counselling (CFC)
Funded by the Australian Government, Commonwealth Financial Counselling (CFC) services help people in personal financial difficulty address their financial problems and make informed choices. Call the National Debt Helpline to find a financial counsellor near you. Phone 1800 007 007.
Financial Information Service
The Financial Information Service (FIS) helps people understand their financial affairs and make informed decisions about investing money. FIS officers provide information to people over the phone, at personal interviews and through financial education seminars in a range of locations across Australia. To speak to a FIS officer, call 132 300.
Medicare is Australia’s universal health care system. It gives you free or low-cost health care. The website explains what is covered by Medicare, how to enrol and how to claim.
This is a website run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to help people manage their personal finances. It has information and advice on dealing with situations that cause financial strain. These situations include losing your job, having a baby, getting divorced or separated, buying a home or losing your partner. The website can also help you find a financial counsellor.
Services Australia – Child support assessment
Child support payments help separated parents manage the responsibility of financial support for their children. On this webpage you can read about how the assessment is worked out and find out how to apply.
Services Australia – Living with disability
This webpage has information about payments and services for people with disability, support services, and options for participating in your community.