Community Resources

The following useful websites may be of interest to you:

Babysitting Services - Servicing all major Australian cities, our extensive database of experienced carers are available to meet your needs, even at the last minute. No extra effort is required on your behalf but placing the booking, we'll take care of the rest.

Nannying Services - Ready to find the perfect nanny for your family, just tell us what your looking for. Our experienced consultants will guide you through the whole process, even providing ongoing support once we successfully place your nanny.

This website provides information on child development and parenting issues including behaviour management and dealing with stress. There are activity suggestions for children and information on the latest research in child development.

HealthInsite is the Australian Government's Internet gateway to reliable health information, with links to the websites of some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations.

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This website provides a range of information and resources for parenting and caring for children, from newborns to school age children.

Nutrition Australia is a NGO, non-profit organisation. The website provides credible nutrition information, supporting nutrition in early childhood. Nutrition Australia provide several resources to support child care services such as, menu planning for child care, The Cooks Cookbook, childrens nutrition factsheet kits. Previews of these books can be found on their website.

The Better Health Channel provides online consumer focused health and medical information. All information is quality-assured, reliable and regularly reviewed. Better Health Channel content is developed in consultation with content partners - reputable health organisations with specialised knowledge in a particular topic area.

Information about immunisation, Australian immunisation standards and vaccination programs funded by the Australian Government.

Protecting Australian Families Online  The internet opens up a world of opportunity for children and young people, but it can also bring serious risks closer to home than ever before. Now parents, grandparents and carers can access free practical internet safety advice through the Australian Government's NetAlert – Protecting Australian Families Online initiative. Families can also get a free internet content filter to help manage their children's online experience. For advice and information on internet safety and to download or order a free internet content filter, go to or call 1800 880 176.

Member services aim to provide a range of counselling and support services to children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual assault and their non-offending family or carers.  CASAC Inc member services generally provide: Counselling and therapy, Information and support, Groups, Court preparation and support for witnesses, Advocacy, Information, Referral.  CASAC services vary in what they provide and who they target (e.g. some focus on supporting children, others adults), so contact your local CASAC Inc member service to discuss your particular needs.

NSW Rape Crisis Centre provides the 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault, family or domestic violence and their non offending supporters. Counselling services for women who were sexually assaulted in childhood are also available from Women’s Health Centres across NSW. The Centre is committed to upholding the rights of all people to live in a socially just, equitable and non violent society.

MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.

Kids Helpline is a free 24 hour counselling service for Australian kids and young people aged 5-25 years. You can get help over the phone, email or web.  Our counsellors talk with more than 6,000 kids each week, and help with all sorts of problems, big and small. If you need to talk to someone now, call us on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ECAV is committed to enhancing the quality and accessibility of services to people whose lives have been affected by interpersonal violence.  We achieve this by providing state-wide specialised training, consultancy and resource development for NSW Health and interagency workers who provide services to children and adults who have experienced sexual assault, domestic or Aboriginal family violence and/or physical and emotional abuse and neglect.

The family services sector supports families under stress. Typically, services in this sector help families (with dependent children) whose capacity to function is limited by the stresses of life – either internal issues such as mental health or external issues such as dealing with government agencies.