24 new family relationship centres open today
From today, Australian families going through relationship difficulties or separation are being better supported with the opening of 24 new Family Relationship Centres, Attorney-General Robert McClelland said.
“The opening of these 24 new Centres demonstrates the Rudd Government’s continuing commitment to Australian families,” said Mr McClelland.
“The centres will work closely with the courts, the legal profession and other family relationship services to ensure families can access what they need so they can work through their difficulties with as little trauma as possible.”
“I am confident that this collaboration will lead to better outcomes for families and, most importantly if separation does occur, their children,” said Mr McClelland.
Family Relationship Centres provide a ‘front door’ into the Family Law system, giving families going through separation expert advice and family dispute resolution services.
Family dispute resolution helps parents to work out parenting arrangements that are in the best interests of their children, keeping their disputes out of the courts.
The 24 new Centres bring the total number of Centres operating in major capital cities and in regional and rural areas to 64.
Details of the new Family Relationship Centres, their locations and contact details are attached.
Information and advice on the range of family support services available can also be found online at: Family Relationship Online or through the Family Relationships Advice Line on 1800 050321.
|New South Wales|
|Bankstown||Ground Floor, 8 Jacobs Street, BANKSTOWN||02 9707 8555|
|Bathurst||91 Seymour Street, BATHURST||02 6333 8888|
|Coffs Harbour||24 Park Avenue, COFFS HARBOUR||02 6659 4100|
|Dubbo||138 Darling Street, DUBBO||02 6815 9600|
|Erina||213 The Entrance Road, ERINA||02 4363 8000|
|Northern Beaches||First Floor, 651 Pittwater Road, DEE WHY||02 9981 9799|
|Parramatta||Level 3, 16 Parkes Street, PARRAMATTA||02 9895 8144|
|Sydney City||118 Sussex Street, SYDNEY||02 8235 1500|
|Tamworth||2/127a Bridge Street, TAMWORTH WEST||
02 6762 1783 or
02 6763 7200
|Taree||146 Victoria Street, TAREE||02 6551 1200|
|Broadmeadows||Level 1, 1100 Pascoe Vale Road, BROADMEADOWS||03 9351 3700|
|Chadstone||41 Stamford Road, OAKLEIGH||03 9564 6999|
|Melbourne City||379 Collins Street, MELBOURNE||03 8625 3666|
|Shepparton||74 Wyndham Street, SHEPPARTON||03 5820 0444|
|Warrnambool||19 Jamieson Street, WARRNAMBOOL||1300 661 790|
|Bundaberg||5 Bingera St, BUNDABERG||07 4130 7500|
|Chermside||90 Kittyhawk Drive, CHERMSIDE||07 3624 0100|
|Logan||25 Ewing Road, LOGAN CENTRAL||07 34421500|
|Mackay||35 Milton Street, MACKAY||07 4951 4555|
|Toowoomba||632 Ruthven Street, TOOWOOMBA||07 46995444|
|Adelaide||55 Hutt Street, ADELAIDE||08 8419 2000|
|Mt Gambier||22 Bay Road, Cnr Bay Road and Helen Street, MOUNT GAMBIER||
08 8721 3500 or
1800 880 913
|Bunbury||20 Molloy Street, BUNBURY||08 9792 1155|
|Perth City||Sheffield House, Level 1, 713 Hay Street Mall, PERTH||08 9278 4000|