Support Services

Throughout Australia and New Zealand there are many groups and organisations that provide wonderful support services to mothers, children and families. Many of these support services are either community organisations or volunteer-based charities. Some rely on donations while others are fully or partly government-funded. Most support services are provided either free of charge or for a very low cost.

Check out the links below to find the support services you need, then click through to the website. We have listed a variety of support services which can offer support to help you on your parenting journey. As every family is different, we cannot make a recommendation for the suitability of the information provided on these websites or on the suitability of these support services for your family.

Australia support services

COPE – Centre of Perinatal Excellence

COPE is a new organisation to inform and support you through the challenging times.

Bonnie Babes Foundation – miscarriage, stillbirth counseling

As well as providing grief counseling after the loss of a baby, Bonnie Babes raises awareness and funds for research into Infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature babies.

National Premmie Foundation

This foundation offers support services to premature babies and their families during their hospital stay and afterwards.

Little Treasures

Run by parents who’ve had a premature baby, this Victorian charity provides support services to other Victorian families of premature babies.

Sexual Health & Family Planning Australia

Go to this site to find your closest Family Planning Clinic.


Leaders in parenting services since 1923, Karitane provide a wealth of fantastic support services for mothers and fathers and their little ones.

Ngala – Family Resource Centre – WA

With 119 years of service, this W.A. provider of early parenting services is a mine of health assistance information and support.

Reflux Infants Support Association

If your baby or child suffers from this distressing condition, visit this site for health assistance and support.

Sids and kids – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Advice on safe sleeping and other educational resources, plus support services for bereaved parents.

Tresillian – Family Care Centres – NSW

A community service providing positive and practical advice on caring for babies.


Find a range of support services and programs designed to help you parent with confidence, including day stay and residential programs.


A community child health service that offers a wide range of support services to families.

Canberra Mothercraft Society

A postnatal and early primary health service for families with children up to 3 years old.

Torrens House – child and youth health – SA

Families are admitted to Torrens House when they need expert help with unresolved feeding, settling and sleeping issues.

New Zealand support services

COPE – Centre of Perinatal Excellence

COPE is a new organisation to inform and support you through the challenging times.

Crying over Spilt Milk Gastric Reflex Support Network

Support services for parents of infants and children that suffer from this distressing condition.

Parents Centre

Over 51 Parents Centres offers wide ranging support services and education across all aspects of parenting from pre-birth to school ready.


Plunket is New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under the age of 15.

Playcentre NZ

Join your local Playcentre and enjoy all the benefits it offers families and children aged from 0 to school age.

Mothers Matter – support services for postnatal depression

The Postnatal Depression & Family/Whanau New Zealand Trust is especially for mothers, because the most risky time to become mentally unwell is after having a baby. You’ll find lots of valuable health assistance, information, help, stories and support at this comprehensive site.