Useful links

Australian Institute of Family Studies

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is the Australian Government’s key research body in the area of family wellbeing. AIFS conducts original research to increase understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a major national agency set up by the Australian Government under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare. Education resources are available via this link.

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA)

is an information exchange for practitioners, policy makers, service providers and researchers working with children, families and communities. CFCA is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services.

Department of Education – Early Childhood

The Early Childhood section of this website aims to help families to participate in the social and economic life of the community through the provision of support for child care services.

Early Childhood Australia

Early Childhood Australia advocates to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children from birth to eight years.

Early Childhood SunSmart Resources

An essential reference for any childcare service wishing to be SunSmart.

Education and Training –

Information about early childhood, school and higher education, scholarships, international students, skills recognition and vocational training.

Essential Baby

Essential Baby is the largest online parenting community in Australia (and one of the largest women’s communities) providing information and resources for conception, pregnancy, birth, baby, parenting and women’s lifestyle. The Essential Baby provides its community with friendship, support and advice as they travel through the journey from conception to baby and beyond.

Healthy Active Kids

The Healthy Active Kids Programme encompasses free teaching units and lesson plans for teachers, as well as other resources such as educational games and videos, healthy recipes, and more.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years.


My School enables you to search the profiles of almost 10,000 Australian schools. You can quickly locate statistical and contextual information about schools in your community and compare them with statistically similar schools across the country.


NAPCAN is the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Its work involves influencing and educating communities, organisations and government to prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect. This includes promoting the understanding that stronger communities mean safer children, and that everyone has a part to play in protecting children. 

National Museum of Australia

The National Museum of Australia is a social history museum. We explore the land, nation and people of Australia. We focus on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and our interaction with the environment. Resources for teachers and families are available on the Engage and Learn page.

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (Multicultural Communication) is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health to provide information and services to help health professionals communicate with non-English speaking communities throughout NSW.

Playgroup Australia

Playgroup Australia is the national body recognised as the leading representative and advocate for playgroups.

Raising Children Network

This is a website for Australian mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else who has responsibility for the care of children. On the website, parents will find reliable, scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children, and looking after their own needs. The website is growing all the time, and covers a broad range of up-to-date parenting topics.

ReachOut provides online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times. Information is provided for young people, parents and schools.

Resources for Schools

This Australian Government website provides links to resources suitable for schools on many different topics.