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  • 8700 Find Your Ideal Figure

    What is a kilojoule (kJ)? Nearly everything we eat and drink provides our bodies with energy to fuel our basic body functions and physical activity. This energy is measured in kilojoules (kJ). When we are active, our bodies burn up more kJ energy. The average Australian adult consumes about 8700kJ a day find out more…

  • ABC Online: Indigenous

    The ABC is a statutory authority constituted and operating under the provisions of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983. As well as being governed by legislation, ABC Online: Indigenous provides multi media information to our Indigenous community.

  • ABC Online:Indigenous Language Map

    This map is just one representation of other map sources that are available for describing Aboriginal Australia. This map indicates only the general location of larger groupings of people which may include smaller groups such as clans, dialects or individual languages in a group. Boundaries are not intended to be exact. The views expressed in […]

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged.

  • Australian Council of the Arts: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts make a rich contribution to world culture and Australia’s diverse contemporary culture and national identity. The Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts programs support all artforms, including music, dance, theatre and storytelling, visual arts and crafts, writing, new media, community development, international activity and arts infrastructure. The […]

  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

    The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a food selection guide which visually represents the proportion of the five food groups recommended for consumption each day.

  • Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet

    The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. In this way, we contribute to ‘closing the gap’ in health between Indigenous and other Australians.

  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

    The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation. We promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.

  • AWAYE!

    AWAYE! brings you diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world.

  • CareSearch: Palliative Care Knowledge Network

    CareSearch is an online resource designed to help those needing relevant and trustworthy information and resources about palliative care. The website has been funded by the Australian Government ‘s Department of Health and Ageing. There are sections designed specifically for health professionals and others for patients, for carers, and for family and friends. All material […]

  • Chronic Medical Condition Assistance

    The Australian Government Department of Human Services has support available if you have a chronic medical condition needing treatment by a doctor or specialist.

  • Close the Gap: Indigenous Health Campaign

    The campaign’s goal is to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation. The campaign is built on evidence that shows that significant improvements in the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can be achieved within short time frames.

  • Dementia Australia

    Dementia Australia has a longstanding proud history of providing Australians user friendly, everyday living practical dementia advice, information and workforce training. This ranges from information on types of dementia, ways the condition impacts a person or their loved ones, how to have and support an active life with a diagnosis of dementia and carer wellness.

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare Card

    Everyone who lives in Australia—except Norfolk Island residents—is eligible for a Medicare card. A New Zealand citizen who is living in Australia may also enrol if they provide the required documentation.

  • Get Healthy at Work

    Get Healthy at Work is an important new NSW Government initiative that aims to help improve the health of working adults by focussing on:   Healthy weight Physical activity Healthy eating Active travel (i.e. walking, cycling, public transport to work) Smoking Harmful alcohol consumption. No matter what industry you’re in or the size of your […]

  • Health Direct: Symptom Checker

    Are you experiencing pain or other symptoms and not sure what they mean or what to do?  The healthdirect Symptom Checker guides you to the appropriate healthcare action: if you need to see a doctor or go to your nearest hospital or emergency department. It helps you understand symptoms and possible signs of illness, causes […]

  • Indigenous Marathon Foundation

    The Indigenous Marathon Project:   1. Uses the marathon to change lives; 2. Aims to promotes healthy and active lifestyles throughout Indigenous communities nationally and reduce the incidence of Indigenous disease; and 3. Aims to create Indigenous role models and inspire Indigenous people.

  • Know Pathology Know Healthcare

    Australia’s pathology service is the best in the world, and we want to keep it that way. Know Pathology Know Healthcare is boosting awareness that: Pathology services are an essential part of almost all aspects of a patient’s healthcare Pathology saves lives Pathology reduces healthcare costs Pathology involves doctors who are specialists, scientists and sophisticated technologies Australian […]

  • My Hospitals

    My Hospitals: presents information on hospitals throughout Australia.

  • NAIDOC week

    NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. […]

  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Oganisation (NACCHO)

    The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak Aboriginal health body representing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services throughout Australia.

  • National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

    The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) is built on the land of the Gadigal of the Eora Nation. Our presence is a tribute to the custodianship of the Traditional Owners and Elders since time immemorial and the resilience of the Indigenous Redfern community. The NCIE builds capabilities and creates opportunities by delivering life-changing programs […]

  • NSW Health: Make Healthy Normal

    With over half the adults in NSW overweight or obese, being unhealthy has become normal. Just a handful of belly fat increases risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes. The good news? It’s never too late to make healthy normal. Find out more from Make Healthy Normal.

  • NSW Poisons Information Centre

    Our mission is to provide high quality, up-to-date and evidence-based information regarding the risk assessment, management and treatment of human poisoning to the general public and health care professionals, across New South Wales 24 hours a day and after-hours to the remainder of Australia. We aim to be a focal point for toxicology education and […]

  • Our Languages

    The Our Languages website has been produced as a place where we can share and collaborate on activities surrounding Australia’s traditional Aboriginal languages. You may wish to use it as a gateway or portal site to Australia and the world.  This website asks for your participation in all aspects of the site.  If you would […]

  • Quitline

    The first step when quitting smoking is to think through your reasons to quit. People quit smoking for many reasons, most commonly to improve their health and to save money. Thinking through your own personal reasons to quit will help you decide if smoking is worth it or not.

  • Save The Date To Vaccinate

  • Smart Eating For You

    Nutrition information, tips and recipes to help you eat well. All our information has been written by Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs), and is reviewed regularly. So you can be sure this is the most up-to-date and credible nutrition info around!

  • The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association

    AIDA is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the pursuit of leadership, partnership & scholarship in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, education and workforce.

  • The Lowitja Institute

    The National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, with a sole focus on the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First peoples.

  • Traditional uses of Australian native plants

    A bibliography of bush-foods and Aboriginal uses, prepared by the staff at the Australian National Botanic Gardens Library.

About Mental Wellbeing

About Mental Wellbeing Links, .
  • Australian Council of the Arts: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts make a rich contribution to world culture and Australia’s diverse contemporary culture and national identity. The Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts programs support all artforms, including music, dance, theatre and storytelling, visual arts and crafts, writing, new media, community development, international activity and arts infrastructure. The […]

  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

    The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation. We promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.

  • AWAYE!

    AWAYE! brings you diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world.

  • Dementia Australia

    Dementia Australia has a longstanding proud history of providing Australians user friendly, everyday living practical dementia advice, information and workforce training. This ranges from information on types of dementia, ways the condition impacts a person or their loved ones, how to have and support an active life with a diagnosis of dementia and carer wellness.

  • Early Trauma and Grief: Indigenous Children and Families

    When an indigenous child or adolescent experiences trauma, loss or grief, there can be extra complexities that need to be taken into account. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experiences of loss are multifaceted and complex, and involve the ‘normal’ losses that people experience as well as the other losses that are specific to Indigenous […]

  • GROW

    GROW is a community of people working towards better mental health through mutual help and a 12 step program of recovery. Small groups of people, who have experienced depression, anxiety or other mental or emotional distress, meet together on a weekly basis to help each other deal with the challenges of life.

  • Helping Minds

    HelpingMinds supports children, young people, adults and families that are affected by mental illness across metro and regional Western Australia (WA). We have a professional and compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers who provide quality, confidential support and services to children, youth, adults and families who are caring for someone with a mental illness […]

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

  • Lifeline: Loss & Grief

    Feelings of loss and grief can be experienced after we lose someone or something we care about like; the death of a loved one; loss of a relationship; loss of a pet; loss of a job; a change to your way of life; or loss of important possessions. The grief you experience in these instances […]

  • Lifeline: Preventing Suicide

    Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia for men under 44 and women under 34. Men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women and ABS data (2009) shows more people die from suicide than road deaths. Most people don’t want to die they just want their pain to stop. […]

  • Mental Health Association NSW

    We play a vital role in the development of mental health initiatives which result in increased community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues. With the support of our Board, staff, members, volunteers and students, we work towards a society free from prejudice and discrimination against people living with mental illness. We strive towards a […]

  • NAIDOC week

    NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. […]

  • National Association for Loss And Grief (NSW) Inc

    Since its formation NALAG (NSW) Inc’s primary objective has been to encourage and promote professional and community education in loss, grief, bereavement and trauma. NALAG (NSW) Inc has been involved in the establishment of many of the loss and grief support groups throughout Australia. NALAG is frequently called upon for training and advice by schools, […]

  • National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

    The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) is built on the land of the Gadigal of the Eora Nation. Our presence is a tribute to the custodianship of the Traditional Owners and Elders since time immemorial and the resilience of the Indigenous Redfern community. The NCIE builds capabilities and creates opportunities by delivering life-changing programs […]

  • NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit

    We offer a free service that provides information, support and referrals relating to the abuse of older people living in the community across NSW. We place the safety of the older person first. Our service is confidential and callers remain anonymous.  We encourage individuals, concerned friends, family members, neighbours and support workers to call 1800 628 221 if they suspect […]

  • Partners In Depression

    Partners in Depression is a group education program designed to address the information and support needs of those who care for or love a person experiencing depression. It is a six session program run by two facilitators in community settings. The six session format of the program includes coverage of the following topics: Session 1 […]

  • RUOK

    The R U OK? Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all people to regularly and meaningfully ask ‘are you ok?’ to support those struggling with life. R U OK? Day is our national day of action on the second Thursday of September (11 September 2014), and dedicated to reminding people to regularly check […]

  • Suicide Call Back Service

    The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who fit one of the following categories: People who are suicidal People caring for someone who is suicidal People bereaved by suicide

  • Suicide Prevention Australia

    Get Help » Are You Feeling Suicidal? If you are feeling suicidal it is important that you take immediate steps to keep yourself safe.

Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs

Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Links, .
  • Al – Anon Family Groups Australia

    Do you need help to cope with the effects of someone else’s drinking? Is the drinking of your partner, parent, child or friend worrying you? Did you grow up in a family affected by alcohol abuse? Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or problem drinking affects thousands of families in Australia and worldwide. Your inquiry is confidential and […]

  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service

    ADIS is a NSW statewide telephone service providing education, information, referral, crisis counselling and support about illegal drugs such as heroin, ice and cannabis, and legal drugs such as alcohol. We keep a database with over 1500 Drug and Alcohol related services across NSW. ADIS operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. All calls are […]

  • Drinkwise Australia

    Established in 2005 by the alcohol industry, DrinkWise Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Our primary focus is to help bring about a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia.

  • NSW Health: Crystalline Methamphetamine

    Methamphetamines are stimulants, and part of the amphetamine group of drugs manufactured from common pharmaceutical drugs and readily available chemicals such as acetone, bleach, battery acid, and engine coolant. Methamphetamines are potent and illegal stimulants that speed up the function of the brain and nervous system. Find out more from NSW Health.

  • Quitline

    The first step when quitting smoking is to think through your reasons to quit. People quit smoking for many reasons, most commonly to improve their health and to save money. Thinking through your own personal reasons to quit will help you decide if smoking is worth it or not.

  • Stimulant Health Check Up

    Regardless of how often or how much crystal you use health issues can arise. Seeing a GP or Specialist Clinic with experience in providing health checks specifically for people who use crystal or other stimulants can help you stay on top of your physical and mental health.

  • Stimulant Treatment Line

    St Vincent’s Stimulant Treatment Line (STL) is a NSW state-wide telephone service providing education, information, referral, crisis counselling and support specifically for stimulant use such as speed, ice, ecstasy, cocaine etc. STL also supports the Stimulant Treatment Program (STP), an innovative program that deals with stimulant use. The Stimulant Treatment Program runs Monday to Friday, but […]

Finance/Housing/Legal/Education/Jobs

Finance/Housing/Legal/Education/Jobs Links, .
  • Aboriginal Housing Information Service

    The AHO is focused on delivering better housing choices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW.  This website has comprehensive information on the AHO for Applicants, Tenants, Aboriginal Community Housing Providers and the general public.

  • Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT

    The ALS does legal work in Criminal law, children’s Care and Protection law andFamily law. We assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children through representation in court, advice and information, and referral to further support services. 

  • Australian Human Rights Commission Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

    Leading the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia by: making human rights values part of everyday life and language; empowering all people to understand and exercise their human rights; working with individuals, community, business and government to inspire action; keeping government accountable to national and international human rights standards; We do this by: […]

  • Australian Universities.com.au

    Study in Australia at an Australian university or college and you will be opening the door to a world of study that will fill your life with knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm. The Australian higher education sector offers a complete range of university courses and programs leading to highly regarded and internationally recognised qualifications. Australia is […]

  • Chronic Medical Condition Assistance

    The Australian Government Department of Human Services has support available if you have a chronic medical condition needing treatment by a doctor or specialist.

  • Department of Human Services: Job Seekers

    Find a range of information on payments and services for job seekers.

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare

    Medicare usually covers: Free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as doctors, specialists, optometrists and in specific circumstances dentists and other allied health practitioners Free treatment and accommodation as a public Medicare patient in a public hospital 75% of the Medicare Schedule fee for services and procedures if you are a private patient in […]

  • Energy Made Easy

    This website allows you to understand and compare your residential electricity usage against other similar households in your area, and to learn about energy related topics such as energy efficiency, contracts, bills, your rights and obligations, and the energy market.

  • Energy Rebates: NSW Government

    The NSW Government offers a number of rebates to help customers pay their energy bills. These rebates include the: Low Income Household Rebate – for customers who hold eligible concession cards issued by the Federal Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans Affairs; Family Energy Rebate – available to customers who have received […]

  • Indigenous – MoneySmart

    Discover financial guidance especially written for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Information includes budgeting and saving, borrowing money, mobile phones, superannuation, scams and warnings, Wills etc.

  • Indigenous Australians- Payments and Services

    A range of payments and services are available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.

  • Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)

    Transport for Health provides a range of transport and travel assistance to people who cannot use or have difficulty using public and/or private transport or who are disadvantaged by distance. Transport for Health includes the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).  

  • Moneysmart

    Free and impartial financial guidance and tools you can trust.

  • Moneysmart: Urgent Money Help

    Are you behind on your bills and struggling to cover your rent or afford food? Whatever your situation, there are services that can help you.

  • My Future

    myfuture is Australia’s free, online, interactive career information and exploration service. The website allows you to actively explore career options and make informed career decisions. As well as using myfuture to develop a career plan, you can use it to research options for further study or training. You can also access information on occupations, industries, […]

  • My Skills

    Welcome to MySkills: Australia’s Directory of Training. The most up-to-date information on training courses for school leavers, students, apprentices, and employers. Find a course to start a career.

  • NSW Education: Aboriginal educational and communities

    The role of the Aboriginal Education and Communities Directorate is to advance education for Aboriginal students in public schools across New South Wales. To achieve this, the Directorate works closely with a number of partners, including the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Incorporated.

  • NSW Education: Selective high schools and opportunity classes

    Find background information about both selective high schools and opportunity classes.

  • NSW Fair Trading

    NSW Fair Trading safeguards the rights of all consumers and advises business and traders on fair and ethical practice. We provide services directly to individuals and businesses to create a fair, safe and equitable marketplace. The laws we administer set the rules for fairness in the countless daily transactions between consumers and traders. We investigate […]

  • NSW Government Directory

    The Service NSW Government Directory allows you to find the current contact details for government departments, agencies, boards committees and trusts within New South Wales.  

  • NSW Police Online

    The NSW Police Force is Australia’s oldest and largest police organisation and one of the biggest in the English speaking world serves a population of seven million in the state of New South Wales, an 801,600 square kilometre area comparable in size to Texas in the USA and double the combined geographic areas of England, […]

  • Reading Writing Hotline

    The Reading Writing Hotline is Australia’s national telephone adult literacy and numeracy referral service. It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry Innovation Science Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) and managed by TAFE NSW Social Inclusion and Vocational Access Skills Unit ( SIVA). The Reading Writing Hotline provides information on: Reading and writing […]

  • School A – Z

    School A to Z has been produced by the NSW Department of Education and Communities We are aiming to create an online community with comprehensive homework and ‘school life’ support for parents that is easy to use, relevant and engaging.

  • SkillsOne

    Launched in Sydney in 2007, SkillsOne works with Industry, Educators, Government and TAFE to engage and promote the extensive career opportunities and pathways in traditional trades and emerging skills areas ranging from automotive, construction & mining; through to hairdressing, healthcare and horticulture.

  • Stepping Up

    Stepping Up is NSW Health’s online recruitment resource for Aboriginal applicants and hiring managers. The resource supports the NSW Ministry of Health’s commitment to growing the Aboriginal workforce across the public health sector and also offers information on career opportunities in health and advice to new starters to ease the transition to NSW Health. Stepping […]

  • TAFE NSW – Services for Indigenous students

    TAFE NSW has the largest Indigenous enrolment of any training provider in Australia. We encourage and assist Indigenous students to improve their educational outcomes and employment opportunities. What support is available? Most TAFE NSW campuses have an Aboriginal Coordinator and many also have Aboriginal Support Officers. These specialist staff can provide: advice on courses that […]

Relationships

Relationships Links, .
  • Department of Human Services: Family and Domestic Violence

    We support people experiencing family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.

  • QLife

    QLife is Australia’s first nationally oriented counselling and referral service for people with diverse sex, genders and sexualities. QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention peer supported telephone and web based services to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people of all ages.

  • Relationships Australia

    Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, […]

  • The Fathering Project

    The Fathering Project aims to improve child development outcomes by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to engage positively with their kids.

  • White Ribbon

    White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women.  

Support Services

Support Services Links, .
  • Australian Unity: Home Service

    Tailored support so you can remain independent and spend more time doing the things you enjoy. Our home services are suitable for people of all ages and abilities who would like to receive extra support to get the most out of life.

  • Caring for Someone – My Aged Care

    Caring for someone can be challenging, both emotionally and physically. It can also be a rewarding experience. However, from time to time carers may need some extra help and support. This could include counselling or advocacy for you as a carer, or respite services for the person you care for – which would allow you […]

  • Department of Human Services: What to do following a death

    Find a range of information on what to do following a death from the Department of Human Services.

  • Find the meaning of an Aboriginal Word

    This guide helps you to find the English meaning of an Aboriginal word. Click onto the tabs across the top of this page for more detailed information. To begin, it first may be helpful to understand the scope of your search. There were and are, hundreds of Aboriginal dialects throughout Australia (Thieberger and McGregor, 1994). There is, however, no […]

  • Fire and Rescue NSW – Indigenous Portal

    Fire and Rescue NSW has launched a campaign aimed at reducing Aboriginal deaths and injuries from residential fires. 

  • Indigenous.gov.au

    This website has been developed to share information, news, stories and events that are of interest to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians or people working in Indigenous affairs. The five programme streams of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy have been used to shape the navigation of the site, reflecting the key areas of […]

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support for Job Seekers

    The Skills for Education and Employment program provides language, literacy and numeracy training to job seekers who find it hard to get work. Job seekers are referred to the program by the Department of Human Services, Employment Service Providers including the Remote Jobs and Communities Program.

  • National Public Toilet Map

    The National Public Toilet Map (the Map) shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well. Information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change […]

  • Royal Far West

    Royal Far West is a non-government organisation that has been providing health services to children living in rural and remote New South Wales for over 85 years.  Our vision is healthy country children.To achieve this, we work in partnership with families and their local health and education providers to complement existing services within the community. 

  • St John Ambulance Australia

    St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation active in all states and territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger. St John is Australia’s leading provider of first aid training, first aid services at public events and supplier of first aid kits and equipment. St John runs the ambulance services […]

  • Walking with Carers in NSW

    Walking with Carers is an information resource to support the many carers in NSW providing care and support to family members and friends who have disability, mental illness, a chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail. It provides a range of useful information, advice and contacts to assist carers including: Their rights within NSW […]

Elders Business

About Health and Nutrition

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  • Active and Healthy

    This website will then identify and list registered Exercise Programs that have specific exercises to improve balance and strength, available in your local area.

  • ADA – Australian Dental Association

    The Australian Dental Association is an organisation of dentists which has as its aim the encouragement of the health of the public and the promotion of the art and science of dentistry. There are Branches of the Association in all States and Territories. Membership is voluntary and over 90% of dentists in Australia are members. […]

  • ADA – Australian Dental Association NSW Branch

    ADA NSW is the prime membership association for dentists in NSW and the ACT. Established in 1929, we: help our members deliver the best possible oral health care to their patients promote oral health awareness in the community.  

  • Andrology Australia

    Andrology Australia is the Centre of Excellence in Male Reproductive Health.

  • Arthritis Australia

    Arthritis Australia provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends, promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis, and […]

  • ASCIA: Anaphylaxis e-training (Community)

    ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for first aid (community) has been developed by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) in response to the recognised need for ready access to reliable and consistent anaphylaxis education throughout Australia and New Zealand.

  • Asthma Australia

    Asthma Australia provides education, training and advocacy for patients with asthma and linked conditions.

  • Australasian College of Dermatologists A – Z of Skin

    The Australasian College of Dermatologists is the medical college responsible for the training and professional development of medical practitioners in the specialty of dermatology. Dermatologists are qualified medical specialists who, through additional training, have obtained postgraduate qualifications to specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin, nail and hair diseases and skin cancers.

  • Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

    The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. We provide leadership, coordination and support to the Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.

  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

    The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a food selection guide which visually represents the proportion of the five food groups recommended for consumption each day.

  • Australian Podiatry Association NSW/ACT

    Podiatrists are health professionals specialising in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of the foot and the lower limb. The Podiatrist’s scope of practice includes areas such as paediatrics, diabetes, sports injuries, structural problems, the treatment of the elderly as well as general foot care.  

  • Better Health Channel

    The Better Health Channel (BHC) provides health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up to date, easy to understand, regularly reviewed and locally relevant. BHC does not have any advertising or sponsorship and is fully funded by the State Government of Victoria (Australia). The Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to […]

  • Bima Projects

    About BIMA Projects:  A creative team of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers developing informative and educational resources for First Nations people of Australia. What we do: BIMA Projects is a division of Brisbane Indigenous Media Association whose primary aim is to create culturally-appropriate radio, print and online communication resources for First Nations people of […]

  • Breast Screen NSW: Information for Aboriginal Women

    Breast cancer is a collection of cells in the breast tissue that grow in an uncontrolled way. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in NSW. 1 in 9 women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. There are several types of breast cancer depending on where the cancer is within the breast, […]

  • Cancer Council

    As Australia’s peak national non-government cancer control1 organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care.

  • Cancer Council-Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in women in NSW. In 2003, 363 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Most cases (86%) occur in women over the age of 45.

  • Cancer Institute NSW

    The Cancer Institute NSW is Australia’s first statewide, government-funded cancer control agency.

  • CareSearch: Palliative Care Knowledge Network

    CareSearch is an online resource designed to help those needing relevant and trustworthy information and resources about palliative care. The website has been funded by the Australian Government ‘s Department of Health and Ageing. There are sections designed specifically for health professionals and others for patients, for carers, and for family and friends. All material […]

  • Chronic Medical Condition Assistance

    The Australian Government Department of Human Services has support available if you have a chronic medical condition needing treatment by a doctor or specialist.

  • Continence Foundation of Australia

    The Continence Foundation of Australia is the peak body for continence promotion, management and advocacy.  Our main aims are to:   raise community awareness about bladder and bowel health and the prevention of incontinence  educate people about treatment and management options for incontinence  encourage people with bladder or bowel control problems to seek professional help – no matter how small their problem […]

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare Card

    Everyone who lives in Australia—except Norfolk Island residents—is eligible for a Medicare card. A New Zealand citizen who is living in Australia may also enrol if they provide the required documentation.

  • Diabetes Australia: Eating Well with Diabetes

    Choosing healthy foods and being active will help manage your blood glucose levels and your body weight. Healthy eating for people with diabetes is similar to recommendations for everyone so there is no need to prepare separate meals or buy special foods. Healthy eating can be enjoyed by the whole family.  

  • Diabetes Australia: Indigenous Australians

    Diabetes medicine won’t fix or cure your diabetes. Help it work better by eating healthy, being active and being a healthy weight to keep your sugar (glucose) levels normal and your body strong. Take charge of your diabetes and find out more from your Aboriginal Health Worker, Health Clinic/Community Centre, Aboriginal Medical Service or doctor.

  • Diabetes NSW

    We are the New South Wales branch of Diabetes Australia which formed on 27 July 1938. Diabetes NSW works proactively to improve the day-to-day lives of people living with diabetes, help prevent diabetes-related complications and make things easier by educating carers, employers and the general public. We are Australia’s largest member-based non-profit organisation dedicated to people […]

  • Eat for Health

    The Australian Dietary Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research. By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients […]

  • Eye Health: Optometrists Association Australia

    Eye diseases are relatively rare, although they become more common as we get older. All eye diseases should be regarded as serious – even diseases that appear mild have the potential to cause serious damage if not treated appropriately. Many serious eye diseases do not have dramatic symptoms. Some people with serious eye diseases don’t […]

  • GESA: Health Information Fact Sheets

    The gastrointestinal (GI) system is imperative for our well being and our life-long health. A poorly functioning GI tract can be the source of many chronic health problems that can interfere with your quality of life.

  • Get Healthy at Work

    Get Healthy at Work is an important new NSW Government initiative that aims to help improve the health of working adults by focussing on:   Healthy weight Physical activity Healthy eating Active travel (i.e. walking, cycling, public transport to work) Smoking Harmful alcohol consumption. No matter what industry you’re in or the size of your […]

  • Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service

    The Get Healthy Service is a telephone service aimed at providing information and ongoing support for adults in relation to: healthy eating. physical activity. achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The Get Healthy Service is delivered by Healthyways Australia, an organization who has significant experience running health coaching programs.  All of the Get Healthy Coaches are universally qualified […]

  • Glaucoma Australia

    Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia. It is a national, not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to providing educational services to raise awareness about the serious and common eye disease glaucoma; to support glaucoma sufferers and to raise funds for research. Glaucoma Australia’s mission is to minimise visual disability from glaucoma by: increasing […]

  • Haemochromatosis Australia

    Haemochromatosis Australia is the primary advocacy group for Australians affected by haemochromatosis. Haemochromatosis Australia provides support and promotes awareness, early diagnosis and research.

  • Healthdirect Australia

    Funded by the Governments of Australia, healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online (www.healthdirect.gov.au) and over the phone (1800 022 222). It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you make informed choices anywhere, any time.’

  • Healthdirect For Seniors

    Healthdirect Australia is a public company limited by shares and delivers health services by contracting with service providers, managing ongoing operations and implementing governance structures for its health services to be provided safely and efficiently. Services available through Healthdirect Australia are wholly or jointly funded by federal, state and territory governments.

  • HEARsmart

    HEARsmart is about helping Australians take charge of their hearing health. To make this happen, HEARsmart is: • raising awareness of the risks associated with excessive noise and sound exposure • providing information and tools to minimise the risk of hearing loss • encouraging people to take action today so they can hear for the […]

  • Heart Foundation Walking Groups

    If your looking for fun, social and easy way to get active, why not join the Heart Foundation Walking today.  As Australia’s largest network of free walking groups, you are sure to find a group to suit you.

  • Heart Foundation: Aboriginal Health

    A new set of information sheets on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors have been developed by the Heart Foundation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  Designed for patients and families, these information sheets are easy-to-read and cover a range of topics including: Blood pressure Cholesterol Coronary heart disease Heart attack Nutrition Obesity Physical […]

  • Hepatitis Australia

    Our mission is to provide leadership and advocacy on viral hepatitis and support partnerships for action to ensure the needs of Australians affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis are met.

  • Hepatitis NSW

    We work to prevent the transmission of viral hepatitis and to improve the health and well-being of affected people and communities.    

  • iCanQuit

    iCanQuit this site provides information on methods of quitting, getting started and staying quit.

  • Inside Radiology

    “InsideRadiology” provides consumers and health professionals with free and easily accessible accurate, up to date, credible information about medical imaging tests and procedures. All information items have been written by experts and edited by a team of specialised consumer writers to make them easy to read and understand. If you are unsure or have concerns […]

  • Is It Dementia?

    A resource for recognising the signs of dementia developed by ALZHEIMER’S AUSTRALIA SA.

  • Kidney Health Australia: Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

    Your kidneys play an important role in the daily workings of your body and help maintain your general health and wellbeing, so it makes good sense to take good care of them.

  • Know Pathology Know Healthcare

    Australia’s pathology service is the best in the world, and we want to keep it that way. Know Pathology Know Healthcare is boosting awareness that: Pathology services are an essential part of almost all aspects of a patient’s healthcare Pathology saves lives Pathology reduces healthcare costs Pathology involves doctors who are specialists, scientists and sophisticated technologies Australian […]

  • Lab Tests Online

    All you need to know about pathology testing Pathology tests are essential to modern medicine. They provide the information needed to make diagnoses, screen for illnesses and monitor treatment and medication. We’re here to help you understand them with up-to-date information written by practising Australian pathologists and senior laboratory scientists. Managed by the Australasian Association of […]

  • Learn the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

    It is important to understand that warning signs can vary from person to person and they may not always be sudden or severe.  Although chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack, some people will not experience chest pain at all, while others will experience only mild chest pain or […]

  • Love Your Liver

    Welcome to the Love your Liver Website. We have tips for good liver health, delicious liver-friendly recipes and information that will help you to get to know one of your most hardworking and vital organs – your liver.

  • Lung Foundation

    Lung Foundation Australia is a national organisation which was originally established as The Australian Lung Foundation in 1990 to provide support to patients and carers burdened by lung disease and to ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia. 

  • Macular Disease Foundation

    The Foundation is a national organisation based in Sydney, meeting the needs of the macular disease community across Australia. The Foundation’s key charter is to work for those with macular diseases, specifically macular degeneration, Australia’s leading cause of blindness. It is a ‘patient driven’ organisation working with key stakeholders including people with macular diseases, their […]

  • My Aged Care: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

    If you identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, there are a number of government-funded aged care services available for you. Thanks to a range of health and aged care services which focus on linking providers such as hospitals, community services, family support and aged care in rural and regional areas, you can get […]

  • My Health Record

    My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. You can control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

  • My Hospitals

    My Hospitals: presents information on hospitals throughout Australia.

  • MyJointPain.org.au

    This website can help you relieve the symptoms of joint pain or osteoarthritis (OA) and help you lead a more active and pain-free life. It’s easy-to-use and free!

  • National Asthma Council Australia

    National Asthma Council Australia is a not for profit organisation working to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.

  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

    If you’re aged 50-74 and eligible you’ll be sent a free bowel cancer screening kit. Around 80 Australians die of bowel cancer every week, but if detected early, up to 90% of cases can be successfully treated. Everything you need to know about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is here. It’s a gift that […]

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • National Stroke Foundation

    We are a not-for-profit organisation that works with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, government and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.

  • NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit

    We offer a free service that provides information, support and referrals relating to the abuse of older people living in the community across NSW. We place the safety of the older person first. Our service is confidential and callers remain anonymous.  We encourage individuals, concerned friends, family members, neighbours and support workers to call 1800 628 221 if they suspect […]

  • NSW Government Office of Sport and Recreation

    Find out about over 70 sport and recreational activities including how to participate, links to state sport associations and local clubs.

  • NSW Health: Immunisation Program

    The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals.    

  • NUAA: New Users and AIDS Association: Living with Drugs

    Living with drugs is not easy. For a start, the fact that most drugs are illegal poses special problems for people who use them, ranging from the potential of contracting blood-born viruses such as hepatitis C to the possibility of winding up in prison. These, and many other, issues are covered in this section of the site.

  • Optometry Australia: Your Eyes

    Optometrists are a source for all your eye health, vision and prescription eyewear needs. Here at Optometry Australia we think we have everything you need to ensure you and your family have good vision for life. We have information on: What happens in an eye exam Children’s vision Myopia Cataract Eye safety Eye health for parents Nutrition…. […]

  • Osteoporosis Australia

    This website provides valuable information about maintaining better bone health and managing osteoporosis which is easy to access and download. Enjoy browsing and please take the time to consider your bone health!  

  • Pain Australia

    Painaustralia is a national not-for-profit body established to improve the treatment and management of pain in Australia. We were formed in February 2011 to facilitate implementation of the National Pain Strategy (NPS), which was developed by more than 200 delegates at the Pain Summit held at Parliament House, Canberra, in March 2010. The goals of the National Pain […]

  • Parkinson’s Australia

    Parkinson’s Australia is the national peak body and charity representing more than 80,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s. We advocate for the needs of people living with Parkinson’s, and for their families and carers.

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation

    Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.

  • Save The Date To Vaccinate

  • Vision Australia

    Vision Australia is a partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision. We are united by our passion that people who are blind or have low vision will have access to and fully participate in every part of life they choose.

  • Vision Loss: Resources for Vision Impairment

    Designed by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT the website is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia dedicated to the issue of vision loss. Featuring sections on different vision conditions, information on local services, links to support groups and industry bodies, and an interactive discussion forum, it aims to provide eye-care professionals, people experiencing vision […]

About Mental Wellbeing

About Mental Wellbeing Links, .
  • Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA)

    Men’s Sheds are spaces for men and activities for men, including older men, and they have been set up in various locations across NSW.

  • beyondblue

    beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of depression and anxiety in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma.

  • beyondblue Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

    beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of depression and anxiety in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma.

  • Bima Projects

    About BIMA Projects:  A creative team of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers developing informative and educational resources for First Nations people of Australia. What we do: BIMA Projects is a division of Brisbane Indigenous Media Association whose primary aim is to create culturally-appropriate radio, print and online communication resources for First Nations people of […]

  • Black Dog Institute

    Black Dog Institute is a national not for profit concerned with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

  • Dads in Distress

    DIDSS has impacted literally thousands of families, saved untold men on the brink of suicide, and seen many children reunited with their fathers, grandparents and extended families. DIDSS Support Groups or field workers operate in just about every State in Australia with some 150 volunteers, plus several funded support staff including a national manager, three […]

  • Early Trauma and Grief: Indigenous Children and Families

    When an indigenous child or adolescent experiences trauma, loss or grief, there can be extra complexities that need to be taken into account. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experiences of loss are multifaceted and complex, and involve the ‘normal’ losses that people experience as well as the other losses that are specific to Indigenous […]

  • GROW

    GROW is a community of people working towards better mental health through mutual help and a 12 step program of recovery. Small groups of people, who have experienced depression, anxiety or other mental or emotional distress, meet together on a weekly basis to help each other deal with the challenges of life.

  • headspace: Yarn Safe

    Is there a lot going on? If you feel like there is too much happening clearing your head can help. There is no shame in talking it out. headspace is your space to yarn safe. 

  • Helping Minds

    HelpingMinds supports children, young people, adults and families that are affected by mental illness across metro and regional Western Australia (WA). We have a professional and compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers who provide quality, confidential support and services to children, youth, adults and families who are caring for someone with a mental illness […]

  • Is It Dementia?

    A resource for recognising the signs of dementia developed by ALZHEIMER’S AUSTRALIA SA.

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

  • Lifeline: Loss & Grief

    Feelings of loss and grief can be experienced after we lose someone or something we care about like; the death of a loved one; loss of a relationship; loss of a pet; loss of a job; a change to your way of life; or loss of important possessions. The grief you experience in these instances […]

  • Lifeline: Preventing Suicide

    Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia for men under 44 and women under 34. Men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women and ABS data (2009) shows more people die from suicide than road deaths. Most people don’t want to die they just want their pain to stop. […]

  • Men – beyondblue

    Men are known for bottling things up. But when you’re feeling down, taking action to call in extra support is the responsible thing to do.

  • Mental Health Association NSW

    We play a vital role in the development of mental health initiatives which result in increased community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues. With the support of our Board, staff, members, volunteers and students, we work towards a society free from prejudice and discrimination against people living with mental illness. We strive towards a […]

  • Mind Health Connect

    We know there’s a lot of information out there on stress, anxiety and depression but finding what’s relevant and trustworthy can be a confusing process. mindhealthconnect is here to point you in the right direction and enable you to take those first positive steps towards a healthier you. Use our unique Guided Search Tool or browse the Library to find quality resources […]

  • Mind Spot

    The MindSpot Clinic is a free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. We provide online Screening Assessments and Treatment Courses, or we can help you find local services that can help.

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • NSW Health: Public Oral Health (Dental) Services

    The range of oral health services provided through the NSW public health system broadly includes dental services to children and adults according to criteria that target emergency situations, those in most need, dental education and oral health promotional services.   Operationally in NSW these services are delivered by each of the Local Health Districts.   […]

  • SANE Australia

    Mental health-related information, tips, links and online help.

  • Suicide Call Back Service

    The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who fit one of the following categories: People who are suicidal People caring for someone who is suicidal People bereaved by suicide

  • Suicide Prevention Australia

    Get Help » Are You Feeling Suicidal? If you are feeling suicidal it is important that you take immediate steps to keep yourself safe.

  • The Shed Online

    The Shed Online is a social community for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills. Founded by beyondblue.

  • Your Brain Matters

    This website will show you the close links between what’s good for your physical health and what’s good for your brain. There are many things you can build into your everyday life to be brain healthy. Over the next three years with funding from the Commonwealth Government Alzheimer’s Australia will be informing you of ways […]

Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs

Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Links, .
  • Al – Anon Family Groups Australia

    Do you need help to cope with the effects of someone else’s drinking? Is the drinking of your partner, parent, child or friend worrying you? Did you grow up in a family affected by alcohol abuse? Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or problem drinking affects thousands of families in Australia and worldwide. Your inquiry is confidential and […]

  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service

    ADIS is a NSW statewide telephone service providing education, information, referral, crisis counselling and support about illegal drugs such as heroin, ice and cannabis, and legal drugs such as alcohol. We keep a database with over 1500 Drug and Alcohol related services across NSW. ADIS operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. All calls are […]

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

  • Australian Drug Information Network

    The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) is Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory. Here you will find reliable information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health, with links to treatment services, research, statistics, guidelines, journals, policy, campaigns, events, curriculum, professional development opportunities and more.  

  • Drinkwise Australia

    Established in 2005 by the alcohol industry, DrinkWise Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Our primary focus is to help bring about a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia.

  • NSW Health: Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheets

    This site provides information on Drug and Alcohol issues.

  • NUAA: New Users and AIDS Association: Living with Drugs

    Living with drugs is not easy. For a start, the fact that most drugs are illegal poses special problems for people who use them, ranging from the potential of contracting blood-born viruses such as hepatitis C to the possibility of winding up in prison. These, and many other, issues are covered in this section of the site.

  • Your Room

    Your Room offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, how they can affect people, side effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it. You can access help, learn about support and treatment options, or test your knowledge about alcohol and other drugs with the Spinner Game. There are resources to order or […]

Finance/Housing/Legal/Education/Jobs

Finance/Housing/Legal/Education/Jobs Links, .
  • Chronic Medical Condition Assistance

    The Australian Government Department of Human Services has support available if you have a chronic medical condition needing treatment by a doctor or specialist.

  • Continence Aids Payment Scheme

    The CAPS is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of their incontinence products.

  • Department of Human Services: Concession and Health Care Cards

    Concession and health care cards can help you access cheaper health care services and medicines.

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare

    Medicare usually covers: Free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as doctors, specialists, optometrists and in specific circumstances dentists and other allied health practitioners Free treatment and accommodation as a public Medicare patient in a public hospital 75% of the Medicare Schedule fee for services and procedures if you are a private patient in […]

  • Energy Rebates: NSW Government

    The NSW Government offers a number of rebates to help customers pay their energy bills. These rebates include the: Low Income Household Rebate – for customers who hold eligible concession cards issued by the Federal Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans Affairs; Family Energy Rebate – available to customers who have received […]

  • Gambling Help

    This website provides information and useful resources for problem gambling.

  • Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)

    Transport for Health provides a range of transport and travel assistance to people who cannot use or have difficulty using public and/or private transport or who are disadvantaged by distance. Transport for Health includes the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).  

  • jobactive

    jobactive helps both employers and job seekers. At no cost to you, it can find the right staff for your business – or, if you’re looking for work, it can find jobs that are a good fit for you.

  • Moneysmart

    Free and impartial financial guidance and tools you can trust.

  • Moneysmart: Urgent Money Help

    Are you behind on your bills and struggling to cover your rent or afford food? Whatever your situation, there are services that can help you.

  • My Aged Care: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

    If you identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, there are a number of government-funded aged care services available for you. Thanks to a range of health and aged care services which focus on linking providers such as hospitals, community services, family support and aged care in rural and regional areas, you can get […]

  • My Future

    myfuture is Australia’s free, online, interactive career information and exploration service. The website allows you to actively explore career options and make informed career decisions. As well as using myfuture to develop a career plan, you can use it to research options for further study or training. You can also access information on occupations, industries, […]

  • My Skills

    Welcome to MySkills: Australia’s Directory of Training. The most up-to-date information on training courses for school leavers, students, apprentices, and employers. Find a course to start a career.

  • NSW Roads and Maritime Services: Older Drivers

    The older driver licensing system is designed to balance the safety of road users and the general community, with the continuing independence and mobility of older drivers. What you need to do depends on how old you are.  Find out more information from the Roads and Maritime Services.

  • Planning Ahead Tools

    We all expect that we will be able to make our own decisions about our lives. However, illness or accidents may mean that we need to rely on other people to make decisions about our health, welfare, finances or medical treatment. This website contains information, tools and resources to make sure your wishes are known […]

  • Power of Attorney

    A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you appoint the person or trustee organisation of your choice to manage your assets and financial affairs while you are alive.

Relationships

Relationships Links, .
  • Another Closet Domestic and Family Violence in LGBTIQ Relationships

    IMPORTANT: If you, a child or another person is in immediate danger CALL 000 now. This website is written for people in same-sex or LGBTIQ relationships who are or may be experiencing domestic violence. It contains information on what domestic violence is, what to do if you are experiencing abuse, tips for making a crisis […]

  • Dads in Distress

    DIDSS has impacted literally thousands of families, saved untold men on the brink of suicide, and seen many children reunited with their fathers, grandparents and extended families. DIDSS Support Groups or field workers operate in just about every State in Australia with some 150 volunteers, plus several funded support staff including a national manager, three […]

  • Department of Human Services: Family and Domestic Violence

    We support people experiencing family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.

  • Family Relationship Advice Line

    The Family Relationship Advice Line (1800 050 321) is available from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday (local time), except national public holidays.

  • Interrelate

    Interrelate provides services that strengthen and support all of the relationships in your life – with yourself, your partner, your family, your children and during life’s transitions such as becoming a parent, grandparent, divorce and separation and forming a stepfamily. Our focus is always on what is best for the children in the family. Regardless […]

  • Interrelate – Support for Indigenous Communities

    Interrelate helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents, carers and their children by offering yarning, counselling and mediation at our centres or in the community, running health and wellbeing workshops in the community, conducting self-esteem and cultural education in schools, empowering people to make positive and healthier life choices and listening to the local community […]

  • Lifeline – Domestic Abuse & Family Violence

    Domestic and family violence occurs when someone who has a close personal relationship with you makes you feel afraid, powerless or unsafe. It can be physical, but can also be emotional and psychological. Anyone can experience domestic and family violence. It happens across communities, ages, cultures and sexes. If you are experiencing abuse or violence […]

  • Managing Anger – Mensline Australia

    Do you sometimes have trouble controlling your temper? Have you ever become angry and regretted it later? Have you ever lost control of your anger to the point where you became violent or abusive? Has anyone ever commented on your anger? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions, here are some initial ideas […]

  • Men’s Referral Service

    The Men’s Referral Service (MRS) provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to men to help them take action to stop using violent and controlling behaviour.Call 1300 766 491.  

  • MensLine Australia

    MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical way.

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • No To Violence. Male Family Violence Prevention Asociation

    No To Violence (NTV), the Male Family Violence Prevention Association, is the Victorian state-wide peak body of organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse against family members.

  • NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit

    We offer a free service that provides information, support and referrals relating to the abuse of older people living in the community across NSW. We place the safety of the older person first. Our service is confidential and callers remain anonymous.  We encourage individuals, concerned friends, family members, neighbours and support workers to call 1800 628 221 if they suspect […]

  • NSW Government: Domestic Violence

    There are many types of domestic and family violence. It is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.

  • The Fathering Project

    The Fathering Project aims to improve child development outcomes by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to engage positively with their kids.

Sexual Health

Sexual Health Links, .
  • AIDS Council of NSW (ACON)

    We promote the health and wellbeing of the LGBTI community and people with HIV. We also provide information and support for people at risk of or affected by HIV, including sex workers, people who use drugs and the family and/or carers of people with HIV. We run HIV prevention programs for the groups most at […]

  • Ask Nurse Nettie

    Hello, I’m Nurse Nettie, I’m here to help with any questions you might have about sexual health.

  • Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

    The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. We provide leadership, coordination and support to the Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.

  • Get a Test: ENDING HIV

    To find out where to have an HIV test, a rapid HIV test, or a rapid HIV test at a[TEST] site across NSW, simply type in your postcode in the “Enter postcode” field and then click on “Search”. The map will highlight the nearest locations with a different letter for each location.

  • HIV and Ageing

    People with HIV are living longer than ever before. Some experts claim that someone diagnosed with HIV today, who has access to treatments and care, can expect to live a relatively normal lifespan. Increasingly, HIV is now considered to be a chronic manageable health condition, rather than a terminal illness. Find out more at ACON.

  • Let Them Know

    This website has been developed by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre to help people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Syphilis and Trichomonas to tell their sexual partners that they might also be at risk. It also provides local service information for NSW health residents, this is supported by NSW STI Programs Unit. Ensuring partners are […]

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • NSW Health: Aboriginal Sexual Health

    The Sexual Health Plus section of the NSW Health website provides a portal with links to NSW Health strategies, reports, services, policy directives and guidelines; as well as national research, policies and agencies relating to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs).   Community members accessing this site for information on STIs such […]

  • NSW Health: Ending HIV

    The best way to protect yourself and others from HIV is to practice safe behaviours. Safe is still the way to play. You can play safe by: Always using a condom if you have vaginal or anal sex. Condoms are the best way to guard against HIV and prevent STIs. The end is on with […]

  • NSW Sexual Health Clinics

    For sexual health information and advice, or to find your closest appropriate sexual health service, call the NSW Sexual Health Information Line on 1800 451 624.

  • NSWSTI Programs Unit

    The New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections Units (NSW STIPU) work is guided by the New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections and HIV Strategies. These strategies aim to reduce HIV and STIs and associated morbidity and mortality in NSW by working with priority populations, the public and private health system to build capacity for prevention, […]

  • Play Safe

    The Play Safe website developed by NSW Health provides comprehensive information on Sexual Health, STI’s and Safe Sex.

  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis PEP

    You can be assessed for PEP at sexual health clinics, doctors (including some general practitioners) who specialise in HIV/AIDS, and hospital accident and emergency departments (which are open 24 hours). If possible, seek assistance from a doctor who specialises in HIV or sexual health clinic first. If you would like further information about PEP or […]

  • Sexual Health Infolink

    Mon – Fri 9am-5.30pm Free and confidential sexual health support and information. Sexual health nurses, doctors and counsellors will answer your questions on sexual health and sexually transmissible infections. They can also provide referrals to services close to you.

  • Sexual Health Plus

    The Sexual Health Plus section of the NSW Health website provides a portal with links to NSW Health strategies, reports, services, policy directives and guidelines; as well as national research, policies and agencies relating to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs). Sexual Health Info Line 1800 451 624

  • The Drama Downunder

    This website provides information about some of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) experienced by gay men (HIV-positive or HIV-negative). Not everyone with an STI will experience the symptoms described on this site. Some people may have no obvious symptoms, others mild symptoms and some more severe. Even without symptoms, you may still have […]

Support Services

Support Services Links, .
  • Australian Unity: Home Service

    Tailored support so you can remain independent and spend more time doing the things you enjoy. Our home services are suitable for people of all ages and abilities who would like to receive extra support to get the most out of life.

  • Caring for Someone – My Aged Care

    Caring for someone can be challenging, both emotionally and physically. It can also be a rewarding experience. However, from time to time carers may need some extra help and support. This could include counselling or advocacy for you as a carer, or respite services for the person you care for – which would allow you […]

  • Department of Human Services: What to do following a death

    Find a range of information on what to do following a death from the Department of Human Services.

  • Find the meaning of an Aboriginal Word

    This guide helps you to find the English meaning of an Aboriginal word. Click onto the tabs across the top of this page for more detailed information. To begin, it first may be helpful to understand the scope of your search. There were and are, hundreds of Aboriginal dialects throughout Australia (Thieberger and McGregor, 1994). There is, however, no […]

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support for Job Seekers

    The Skills for Education and Employment program provides language, literacy and numeracy training to job seekers who find it hard to get work. Job seekers are referred to the program by the Department of Human Services, Employment Service Providers including the Remote Jobs and Communities Program.

  • National Public Toilet Map

    The National Public Toilet Map (the Map) shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well. Information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change […]

  • NSW Police Online

    The NSW Police Force is Australia’s oldest and largest police organisation and one of the biggest in the English speaking world serves a population of seven million in the state of New South Wales, an 801,600 square kilometre area comparable in size to Texas in the USA and double the combined geographic areas of England, […]

Kids Business

About Kids Health and Nutrition

About Kids Health and Nutrition Links, .
  • Active Kids

    Commencing 31 January 2018 The NSW Government will allocate $207 million over four years to establish Active Kids. Active Kids is a program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities. What is Active Kids? The NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to […]

  • as 1 diabetes

    This website provides explanations, ideas, links and references to assist everyone in your circle to gain a better understanding of diabetes and how it affects your life.  With knowledge comes confidence and support.

  • ASCIA: Anaphylaxis e-training (Community)

    ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for first aid (community) has been developed by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) in response to the recognised need for ready access to reliable and consistent anaphylaxis education throughout Australia and New Zealand.

  • Asthma Australia

    Asthma Australia provides education, training and advocacy for patients with asthma and linked conditions.

  • Australian Childhood Foundation

    The Australian Childhood Foundation works to give children back the childhoods that have been stolen from them through no fault of their own. We work to help children who know only fear, anger, shame, loneliness and the deepest hurt, to re-connect with the world: to learn to trust, to feel safe, to develop self-confidence, to […]

  • Australian Childhood Immunisation Register

    A national register that records vaccinations given to children under seven years of age.

  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

    The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a food selection guide which visually represents the proportion of the five food groups recommended for consumption each day.

  • Australian Podiatry Association NSW/ACT

    Podiatrists are health professionals specialising in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of the foot and the lower limb. The Podiatrist’s scope of practice includes areas such as paediatrics, diabetes, sports injuries, structural problems, the treatment of the elderly as well as general foot care.  

  • Care For Kids Ears

    The Care for Kids’ Ears resources have been designed and produced by the Australian Government to increase awareness of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. While Otitis Media (also known as ‘ear disease’ and ‘middle ear infection’) is a fairly common disease in children generally, the prevalence, recurrence and […]

  • Chronic Medical Condition Assistance

    The Australian Government Department of Human Services has support available if you have a chronic medical condition needing treatment by a doctor or specialist.

  • Continence Foundation of Australia

    The Continence Foundation of Australia is the peak body for continence promotion, management and advocacy.  Our main aims are to:   raise community awareness about bladder and bowel health and the prevention of incontinence  educate people about treatment and management options for incontinence  encourage people with bladder or bowel control problems to seek professional help – no matter how small their problem […]

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare Card

    Everyone who lives in Australia—except Norfolk Island residents—is eligible for a Medicare card. A New Zealand citizen who is living in Australia may also enrol if they provide the required documentation.

  • Diabetes Australia: Eating Well with Diabetes

    Choosing healthy foods and being active will help manage your blood glucose levels and your body weight. Healthy eating for people with diabetes is similar to recommendations for everyone so there is no need to prepare separate meals or buy special foods. Healthy eating can be enjoyed by the whole family.  

  • Early Trauma and Grief: Indigenous Children and Families

    When an indigenous child or adolescent experiences trauma, loss or grief, there can be extra complexities that need to be taken into account. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experiences of loss are multifaceted and complex, and involve the ‘normal’ losses that people experience as well as the other losses that are specific to Indigenous […]

  • Eat for Health

    The Australian Dietary Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research. By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients […]

  • Eczema Information at ascia

    Eczema occurs in around 1 in 5 infants, but usually improves with age. Many people who have eczema, especially infants, either have, or will develop other allergies. Although eczema can be effectively treated, no cures are currently available. 

  • Epilepsy Australia

    Epilepsy Australia was formed in 2000 to work with and on behalf of member associations as a national secretariat. This ethical partnering brings to Epilepsy Australia a broad understanding of the services available for people affected by epilepsy and other seizure disorders at local, regional, state and territory levels, enabling it to possess a truly […]

  • Finish with the Right Stuff

    Finish with the Right Stuff is an exciting program launched by NSW Health to encourage children who participate in junior community sport to eat healthy and drink water after sport. Finish with the Right Stuff has partnered with Good Sports in NSW to further expand Finish with the Right Stuff in NSW.

  • Healthy Kids

    The Healthy Kids website is a joint initiative of NSW Department of Health, NSW Department of Education and Communities and the Heart Foundation.  The website was built with the purpose of being a ‘one stop shop’ of information for parents and carers, teachers and childcare workers, health and other professionals and kid and teens about […]

  • HEARsmart

    HEARsmart is about helping Australians take charge of their hearing health. To make this happen, HEARsmart is: • raising awareness of the risks associated with excessive noise and sound exposure • providing information and tools to minimise the risk of hearing loss • encouraging people to take action today so they can hear for the […]

  • Heart Foundation: Jump Rope for Heart

    Jump rope for Heart is all about learning how to keep fit and healthy.

  • Helping Minds

    HelpingMinds supports children, young people, adults and families that are affected by mental illness across metro and regional Western Australia (WA). We have a professional and compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers who provide quality, confidential support and services to children, youth, adults and families who are caring for someone with a mental illness […]

  • Kid’s Helpline

    Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, confidential and anonymous 24 hour telephone and online counseling service specifically for young people aged between five to 18.

  • Kidsafe NSW

    Kidsafe is the leading non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation, dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries and reducing the resulting deaths and disabilities associated with injuries in children under the age of 15 years.

  • KidsMatter

    KidsMatter aims to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of children. This program covers Early Childhood, Primary and Transition to School and involves people who have a significant influence on children’s lives.  

  • NAPCAN

    NAPCAN’s strategy is to bring about the changes necessary in individual and community behaviour to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts by: Promoting quality child abuse prevention research Promoting quality research so that the causes and impact of child abuse and neglect can be better understood and effective ways to prevent it can […]

  • National Asthma Council Australia

    National Asthma Council Australia is a not for profit organisation working to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.

  • NSW Family and Community Services

    Community Services’ main focus is on supporting vulnerable families and keeping children and young people safe from abuse and neglect. We work closely with other government departments, non-government organisations (NGOs) and the community to achieve this.

  • NSW Government Office of Sport and Recreation

    Find out about over 70 sport and recreational activities including how to participate, links to state sport associations and local clubs.

  • NSW Health Centre for Genetics Education

    The Centre for Genetics Education provides a wide range of information on Genetic Testing services, Genetic Counselling Services and education resources for individuals, families and health professionals.

  • NSW Health: Immunisation Program

    The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals.    

  • NSW Health: Public Oral Health (Dental) Services

    The range of oral health services provided through the NSW public health system broadly includes dental services to children and adults according to criteria that target emergency situations, those in most need, dental education and oral health promotional services.   Operationally in NSW these services are delivered by each of the Local Health Districts.   […]

  • NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian

    The Office of the Children’s Guardian works to improve the protection of children in NSW by helping organisations, employers and individuals understand the meaning, importance and benefits of being child‑safe.

  • Optometry Australia: Your Eyes

    Optometrists are a source for all your eye health, vision and prescription eyewear needs. Here at Optometry Australia we think we have everything you need to ensure you and your family have good vision for life. We have information on: What happens in an eye exam Children’s vision Myopia Cataract Eye safety Eye health for parents Nutrition…. […]

  • Pain Australia

    Painaustralia is a national not-for-profit body established to improve the treatment and management of pain in Australia. We were formed in February 2011 to facilitate implementation of the National Pain Strategy (NPS), which was developed by more than 200 delegates at the Pain Summit held at Parliament House, Canberra, in March 2010. The goals of the National Pain […]

  • Raising Children Network

    Supported by the Australian Government, Raising Children Network is the complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens. At raisingchildren.net.au parents can learn and access tools, support and resources as their children grow and develop.

  • Red Nose

    Our Vision A future where no child dies suddenly and unexpectedly during pregnancy, infancy or their pre-school years. Our Mission Saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families.

  • Reflux Infants Support Association

    Does your infant or child suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux? Are you receiving the support and information you need? Caring for a baby or child who suffers from gastro-oesophageal reflux can be extremely stressful and you may find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster ride. You may not realise your experience and emotions can be perfectly normal […]

  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

    RIDBC Renwick Centre is Australia’s leading provider of professional development and research in the education of children with hearing or vision loss. Through the Renwick Centre, RIDBC helps to ensure that services for children and their families—across Australia and around the world—are based on current evidence and are delivered by skilled and knowledgeable professionals.

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia. Make It Safe – Portable Pool Safety

    “Make It Safe”, the campaign aims to educate consumers on the risks of owning a portable pool and encouraging five simple safety steps to reduce the risks. People are urged to visit www.royallifesaving.com.au/makeitsafe for handy tips and resources.

  • Save The Date To Vaccinate

  • Speech Pathology Australia: Fact Sheets

    What is a Speech Pathologist? Communication impairment in Australia  Stuttering Augmentative and Alternative Communication Helping your baby to talk The Sound of Speech: 0 – 3 years The Sound of Speech: preschool and school aged children  Speech pathology and Indigenous children Speech pathology in mental health services Communication and swallowing difficulties following stroke Speech pathologists […]

  • StEPS: Statewide Eyesight Pre Schooler Screening

    The StEPS program is an initiative of NSW Health and offers all 4-year old children free vision screening.    

  • The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network A – Z Fact Sheets

    A range of factsheets on health and safety topics have been developed by Sydney Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Kaleidoscope Hunter Children’s Health Network. They aim to help you learn about your child’s illness and ways you can help improve their overall health and wellbeing, The fact sheets are for educational purposes only. […]

  • Triple Zero Kids’ Challenge

    Kids, learn about what happens when you call Triple 000. Triple Zero Kids’ Challenge is an online game designed for children of kindergarten and primary school age. The game consists of nine safety scenarios.  

  • Vision Australia

    Vision Australia is a partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision. We are united by our passion that people who are blind or have low vision will have access to and fully participate in every part of life they choose.

  • Vision Loss: Resources for Vision Impairment

    Designed by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT the website is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia dedicated to the issue of vision loss. Featuring sections on different vision conditions, information on local services, links to support groups and industry bodies, and an interactive discussion forum, it aims to provide eye-care professionals, people experiencing vision […]

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Links, .
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association/Breastfeeding Helpline

    The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia’s largest breastfeeding information and support service.

  • Breastfeeding helpline

    Available 7 days a week on 1800 686 268. Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) counsellors are trained volunteers who provide counselling and breastfeeding information to any person seeking their help. All ABA counsellors have breastfed at least one baby for at least nine months.  

Dads

Dads Links, .
  • beyondblue: Dadvice

    Any parent will tell you that raising kids is one of the biggest, most rewarding challenges you’ll face in life. They’ll probably also tell you that things feel hardest when it’s all new and you’re still figuring out how to dismantle the pram without losing a thumb. That’s why we’ve been following a group of […]

  • beyondblue: Pregnancy and New Parents

    Check out our information for new and expectant parents, covering everything from bonding with your baby to spotting the signs of anxiety and depression.

  • Families NSW: Aboriginal Families

    This easy to read and colourful series of booklets help Aboriginal families, parents and carers with parenting tips and family information to help grow up strong healthy kids. The books talks about how families can help babies to grow up strong by spending time with them—cuddling, playing, singing, reading, listening, telling stories and talking. Our […]

  • Karitane

    Karitane has been able to help families with young children who require treatment, support and assistance during the early years of parenting.

  • Karitane My Baby and Me

    Karitane My Baby and Me is a website that is full of practical parenting advice on the most common challenges faced by parents with babies and young children. It’s optimised for mobiles, providing “parenting help where and when you need it!”

  • NAPCAN

    NAPCAN’s strategy is to bring about the changes necessary in individual and community behaviour to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts by: Promoting quality child abuse prevention research Promoting quality research so that the causes and impact of child abuse and neglect can be better understood and effective ways to prevent it can […]

  • NSW Family and Community Services

    Community Services’ main focus is on supporting vulnerable families and keeping children and young people safe from abuse and neglect. We work closely with other government departments, non-government organisations (NGOs) and the community to achieve this.

  • NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian

    The Office of the Children’s Guardian works to improve the protection of children in NSW by helping organisations, employers and individuals understand the meaning, importance and benefits of being child‑safe.

  • Play Group Australia

    Find your nearest playgroup.

  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

    “The Triple P program is not telling us how to be a parent; it’s giving us the tools to be better at it.” Louise, mum of two. Kids don’t come with an instruction manual. Whether you’re a mum, dad, single parent family, step parenting or a carer – the Triple P positive parenting program can […]

  • Pregnancy Birth and Baby

    Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is an Australian government initiative that offers free and confidential information, advice and counselling to women, their partners, friends and relatives about pregnancy, childbirth and your baby’s first year. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online (www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au) and over the phone (1800 882 436).

  • Reflux Infants Support Association

    Does your infant or child suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux? Are you receiving the support and information you need? Caring for a baby or child who suffers from gastro-oesophageal reflux can be extremely stressful and you may find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster ride. You may not realise your experience and emotions can be perfectly normal […]

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia. Make It Safe – Portable Pool Safety

    “Make It Safe”, the campaign aims to educate consumers on the risks of owning a portable pool and encouraging five simple safety steps to reduce the risks. People are urged to visit www.royallifesaving.com.au/makeitsafe for handy tips and resources.

  • Tresillian Family Care Centres

    Australia’s largest child and family health organisation providing expert parenting advice to families during the early years.

Finance/Housing/Legal/Education/Jobs

Finance/Housing/Legal/Education/Jobs Links, .
  • Better Start For Children with Disability

    The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative provides funding for early intervention services. Each disability included in the Better Start program is subject to an eligibility threshold. These thresholds have been determined by the Department of Social Services.

  • Chronic Medical Condition Assistance

    The Australian Government Department of Human Services has support available if you have a chronic medical condition needing treatment by a doctor or specialist.

  • Department of Human Services: Immunising Your Children

    Some of our payments can only be paid for children who have been immunised or have an approved immunisation exemption.

  • Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)

    Transport for Health provides a range of transport and travel assistance to people who cannot use or have difficulty using public and/or private transport or who are disadvantaged by distance. Transport for Health includes the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).  

  • Moneysmart

    Free and impartial financial guidance and tools you can trust.

  • mychild.gov.au

    The mychild.gov.au website is Australia’s online child care portal. On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area. In many cases, you will also be […]

  • NSW Education: Public Schools

    NSW Public Schools provide a range of learning environments to suit specific child needs. Find out more about the different types of public schools available at NSW Public Schools.

  • NSW Education: Selective high schools and opportunity classes

    Find background information about both selective high schools and opportunity classes.

Mums

Mums Links, .
  • beyondblue: Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

    Depression and anxiety can happen at any time – but we know women are more likely to experience these during pregnancy and the year following birth.  Find out more from beyondblue

  • beyondblue: Pregnancy and New Parents

    Check out our information for new and expectant parents, covering everything from bonding with your baby to spotting the signs of anxiety and depression.

  • Families NSW: Aboriginal Families

    This easy to read and colourful series of booklets help Aboriginal families, parents and carers with parenting tips and family information to help grow up strong healthy kids. The books talks about how families can help babies to grow up strong by spending time with them—cuddling, playing, singing, reading, listening, telling stories and talking. Our […]

  • Karitane

    Karitane has been able to help families with young children who require treatment, support and assistance during the early years of parenting.

  • Karitane My Baby and Me

    Karitane My Baby and Me is a website that is full of practical parenting advice on the most common challenges faced by parents with babies and young children. It’s optimised for mobiles, providing “parenting help where and when you need it!”

  • NAPCAN

    NAPCAN’s strategy is to bring about the changes necessary in individual and community behaviour to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts by: Promoting quality child abuse prevention research Promoting quality research so that the causes and impact of child abuse and neglect can be better understood and effective ways to prevent it can […]

  • NSW Family and Community Services

    Community Services’ main focus is on supporting vulnerable families and keeping children and young people safe from abuse and neglect. We work closely with other government departments, non-government organisations (NGOs) and the community to achieve this.

  • NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian

    The Office of the Children’s Guardian works to improve the protection of children in NSW by helping organisations, employers and individuals understand the meaning, importance and benefits of being child‑safe.

  • Play Group Australia

    Find your nearest playgroup.

  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

    “The Triple P program is not telling us how to be a parent; it’s giving us the tools to be better at it.” Louise, mum of two. Kids don’t come with an instruction manual. Whether you’re a mum, dad, single parent family, step parenting or a carer – the Triple P positive parenting program can […]

  • Pregnancy Birth and Baby

    Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is an Australian government initiative that offers free and confidential information, advice and counselling to women, their partners, friends and relatives about pregnancy, childbirth and your baby’s first year. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online (www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au) and over the phone (1800 882 436).

  • Reflux Infants Support Association

    Does your infant or child suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux? Are you receiving the support and information you need? Caring for a baby or child who suffers from gastro-oesophageal reflux can be extremely stressful and you may find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster ride. You may not realise your experience and emotions can be perfectly normal […]

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia. Make It Safe – Portable Pool Safety

    “Make It Safe”, the campaign aims to educate consumers on the risks of owning a portable pool and encouraging five simple safety steps to reduce the risks. People are urged to visit www.royallifesaving.com.au/makeitsafe for handy tips and resources.

  • Tresillian Family Care Centres

    Australia’s largest child and family health organisation providing expert parenting advice to families during the early years.

Parent Support

Parent Support Links, .
  • beyondblue: Healthy Families

    Healthy Families is all about giving you the information, knowledge and confidence to support the young people in your life – whether you’re a parent, guardian, grandparent, a favourite uncle or an awesome auntie. We’re also here to help you take care of your own mental health and wellbeing, especially if you’re a new parent […]

  • beyondblue: Pregnancy and New Parents

    Check out our information for new and expectant parents, covering everything from bonding with your baby to spotting the signs of anxiety and depression.

  • Family Relationships – Children & Parenting

    Separation is a difficult time for children as well as parents. Because it can be difficult to focus on your children’s long term wellbeing when you are upset, there are professional services that can assist.  

  • Indigenous Literacy Foundation

    The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous children living in remote and isolated regions.

  • Karitane

    Karitane has been able to help families with young children who require treatment, support and assistance during the early years of parenting.

  • Karitane My Baby and Me

    Karitane My Baby and Me is a website that is full of practical parenting advice on the most common challenges faced by parents with babies and young children. It’s optimised for mobiles, providing “parenting help where and when you need it!”

  • Kidsafe NSW

    Kidsafe is the leading non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation, dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries and reducing the resulting deaths and disabilities associated with injuries in children under the age of 15 years.

  • KidsMatter

    KidsMatter aims to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of children. This program covers Early Childhood, Primary and Transition to School and involves people who have a significant influence on children’s lives.  

  • mychild.gov.au

    The mychild.gov.au website is Australia’s online child care portal. On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area. In many cases, you will also be […]

  • NSW Department of Education and Communities

    The NSW Department of Education & Communities provides information on a wide variety of education and training issues including early childhood, finding a school in your area and TAFE.

  • NSW Family and Community Services

    Community Services’ main focus is on supporting vulnerable families and keeping children and young people safe from abuse and neglect. We work closely with other government departments, non-government organisations (NGOs) and the community to achieve this.

  • NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian

    The Office of the Children’s Guardian works to improve the protection of children in NSW by helping organisations, employers and individuals understand the meaning, importance and benefits of being child‑safe.

  • Play Group Australia

    Find your nearest playgroup.

  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

    “The Triple P program is not telling us how to be a parent; it’s giving us the tools to be better at it.” Louise, mum of two. Kids don’t come with an instruction manual. Whether you’re a mum, dad, single parent family, step parenting or a carer – the Triple P positive parenting program can […]

  • Pregnancy Birth and Baby

    Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is an Australian government initiative that offers free and confidential information, advice and counselling to women, their partners, friends and relatives about pregnancy, childbirth and your baby’s first year. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online (www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au) and over the phone (1800 882 436).

  • Red Nose

    Our Vision A future where no child dies suddenly and unexpectedly during pregnancy, infancy or their pre-school years. Our Mission Saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families.

  • Stepfamilies Australia

    Stepfamilies Australia is a national peak body working with a network of state stepfamily groups and community service providers to strengthen stepfamilies across Australia.

  • The Fathering Project

    The Fathering Project aims to improve child development outcomes by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to engage positively with their kids.

  • Think U Know – Youth

    ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides accessible cyber safety education to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia.

  • Tresillian Family Care Centres

    Australia’s largest child and family health organisation providing expert parenting advice to families during the early years.

  • Young and eSafe

    Young & eSafe is practical advice by young people, for young people to help challenge the haters and fakers online.  As the most tech savvy generation ever, it’s important to be armed with the right skills to help you and your friends have the best possible experience online.

Post Natal Depression

Post Natal Depression Links, .
  • beyondblue: Just Speak Up

    Just SpeakUp Postnatal Depression information and resources from beyondblue.

  • Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia PANDA

    PANDA’s National Perinatal Depression Helpline, funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments, provides vital support, information, referral and counselling to thousands of Australian parents and their families.  Callers do not need to have a diagnosis of antenatal or postnatal depression to make contact with the Helpline, PANDA is keen to support any new parent struggling […]

  • Pregnancy Birth and Baby

    Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is an Australian government initiative that offers free and confidential information, advice and counselling to women, their partners, friends and relatives about pregnancy, childbirth and your baby’s first year. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online (www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au) and over the phone (1800 882 436).

Men's and Boy's Business

About Health and Nutrition

About Health and Nutrition Links, .
  • ASCIA: Anaphylaxis e-training (Community)

    ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for first aid (community) has been developed by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) in response to the recognised need for ready access to reliable and consistent anaphylaxis education throughout Australia and New Zealand.

  • Asthma Australia

    Asthma Australia provides education, training and advocacy for patients with asthma and linked conditions.

  • Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

    The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. We provide leadership, coordination and support to the Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.

  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

    The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a food selection guide which visually represents the proportion of the five food groups recommended for consumption each day.

  • Australian Podiatry Association NSW/ACT

    Podiatrists are health professionals specialising in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of the foot and the lower limb. The Podiatrist’s scope of practice includes areas such as paediatrics, diabetes, sports injuries, structural problems, the treatment of the elderly as well as general foot care.  

  • Cancer Institute NSW

    The Cancer Institute NSW is Australia’s first statewide, government-funded cancer control agency.

  • Continence Foundation of Australia

    The Continence Foundation of Australia is the peak body for continence promotion, management and advocacy.  Our main aims are to:   raise community awareness about bladder and bowel health and the prevention of incontinence  educate people about treatment and management options for incontinence  encourage people with bladder or bowel control problems to seek professional help – no matter how small their problem […]

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare Card

    Everyone who lives in Australia—except Norfolk Island residents—is eligible for a Medicare card. A New Zealand citizen who is living in Australia may also enrol if they provide the required documentation.

  • Diabetes Australia: Eating Well with Diabetes

    Choosing healthy foods and being active will help manage your blood glucose levels and your body weight. Healthy eating for people with diabetes is similar to recommendations for everyone so there is no need to prepare separate meals or buy special foods. Healthy eating can be enjoyed by the whole family.  

  • Diabetes Australia: Indigenous Australians

    Diabetes medicine won’t fix or cure your diabetes. Help it work better by eating healthy, being active and being a healthy weight to keep your sugar (glucose) levels normal and your body strong. Take charge of your diabetes and find out more from your Aboriginal Health Worker, Health Clinic/Community Centre, Aboriginal Medical Service or doctor.

  • Diabetes NSW

    We are the New South Wales branch of Diabetes Australia which formed on 27 July 1938. Diabetes NSW works proactively to improve the day-to-day lives of people living with diabetes, help prevent diabetes-related complications and make things easier by educating carers, employers and the general public. We are Australia’s largest member-based non-profit organisation dedicated to people […]

  • Eat for Health

    The Australian Dietary Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research. By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients […]

  • Enter the Party

    Hepatitis C can be caught or spread between people through blood to blood contact. Without treatment, about three quarters of people infected with hepatitis C develop chronic (long-lasting) infection, which can eventually develop into liver failure or cancer of the liver. However, there is treatment that can cure hepatitis C in 70-80% of cases and […]

  • Epilepsy Australia

    Epilepsy Australia was formed in 2000 to work with and on behalf of member associations as a national secretariat. This ethical partnering brings to Epilepsy Australia a broad understanding of the services available for people affected by epilepsy and other seizure disorders at local, regional, state and territory levels, enabling it to possess a truly […]

  • Eye Health: Optometrists Association Australia

    Eye diseases are relatively rare, although they become more common as we get older. All eye diseases should be regarded as serious – even diseases that appear mild have the potential to cause serious damage if not treated appropriately. Many serious eye diseases do not have dramatic symptoms. Some people with serious eye diseases don’t […]

  • Finish with the Right Stuff

    Finish with the Right Stuff is an exciting program launched by NSW Health to encourage children who participate in junior community sport to eat healthy and drink water after sport. Finish with the Right Stuff has partnered with Good Sports in NSW to further expand Finish with the Right Stuff in NSW.

  • Foundation 49

    Foundation 49: Men’s Health’s goal is to help Australian men to live longer and healthier lives through public awareness raising and the provision of information and resources furthering their health knowledge, and encouraging them to have a regular health check.

  • GESA: Health Information Fact Sheets

    The gastrointestinal (GI) system is imperative for our well being and our life-long health. A poorly functioning GI tract can be the source of many chronic health problems that can interfere with your quality of life.

  • Get Healthy at Work

    Get Healthy at Work is an important new NSW Government initiative that aims to help improve the health of working adults by focussing on:   Healthy weight Physical activity Healthy eating Active travel (i.e. walking, cycling, public transport to work) Smoking Harmful alcohol consumption. No matter what industry you’re in or the size of your […]

  • Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service

    The Get Healthy Service is a telephone service aimed at providing information and ongoing support for adults in relation to: healthy eating. physical activity. achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The Get Healthy Service is delivered by Healthyways Australia, an organization who has significant experience running health coaching programs.  All of the Get Healthy Coaches are universally qualified […]

  • Glaucoma Australia

    Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia. It is a national, not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to providing educational services to raise awareness about the serious and common eye disease glaucoma; to support glaucoma sufferers and to raise funds for research. Glaucoma Australia’s mission is to minimise visual disability from glaucoma by: increasing […]

  • Haemochromatosis Australia

    Haemochromatosis Australia is the primary advocacy group for Australians affected by haemochromatosis. Haemochromatosis Australia provides support and promotes awareness, early diagnosis and research.

  • Healthdirect Australia

    Funded by the Governments of Australia, healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online (www.healthdirect.gov.au) and over the phone (1800 022 222). It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you make informed choices anywhere, any time.’

  • Healthdirect for Teenagers

    Healthdirect Australia is a public company limited by shares and delivers health services by contracting with service providers, managing ongoing operations and implementing governance structures for its health services to be provided safely and efficiently. Services available through Healthdirect Australia are wholly or jointly funded by federal, state and territory governments.

  • Healthdirect for Young Adults

    Healthdirect Australia is a public company limited by shares and delivers health services by contracting with service providers, managing ongoing operations and implementing governance structures for its health services to be provided safely and efficiently. Services available through Healthdirect Australia are wholly or jointly funded by federal, state and territory governments.

  • HEARsmart

    HEARsmart is about helping Australians take charge of their hearing health. To make this happen, HEARsmart is: • raising awareness of the risks associated with excessive noise and sound exposure • providing information and tools to minimise the risk of hearing loss • encouraging people to take action today so they can hear for the […]

  • Heart Foundation Walking Groups

    If your looking for fun, social and easy way to get active, why not join the Heart Foundation Walking today.  As Australia’s largest network of free walking groups, you are sure to find a group to suit you.

  • Heart Foundation: Aboriginal Health

    A new set of information sheets on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors have been developed by the Heart Foundation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  Designed for patients and families, these information sheets are easy-to-read and cover a range of topics including: Blood pressure Cholesterol Coronary heart disease Heart attack Nutrition Obesity Physical […]

  • Hepatitis Australia

    Our mission is to provide leadership and advocacy on viral hepatitis and support partnerships for action to ensure the needs of Australians affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis are met.

  • Hepatitis NSW

    We work to prevent the transmission of viral hepatitis and to improve the health and well-being of affected people and communities.    

  • iCanQuit

    iCanQuit this site provides information on methods of quitting, getting started and staying quit.

  • Inside Radiology

    “InsideRadiology” provides consumers and health professionals with free and easily accessible accurate, up to date, credible information about medical imaging tests and procedures. All information items have been written by experts and edited by a team of specialised consumer writers to make them easy to read and understand. If you are unsure or have concerns […]

  • Kidney Health Australia: Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

    Your kidneys play an important role in the daily workings of your body and help maintain your general health and wellbeing, so it makes good sense to take good care of them.

  • Know Pathology Know Healthcare

    Australia’s pathology service is the best in the world, and we want to keep it that way. Know Pathology Know Healthcare is boosting awareness that: Pathology services are an essential part of almost all aspects of a patient’s healthcare Pathology saves lives Pathology reduces healthcare costs Pathology involves doctors who are specialists, scientists and sophisticated technologies Australian […]

  • Lab Tests Online

    All you need to know about pathology testing Pathology tests are essential to modern medicine. They provide the information needed to make diagnoses, screen for illnesses and monitor treatment and medication. We’re here to help you understand them with up-to-date information written by practising Australian pathologists and senior laboratory scientists. Managed by the Australasian Association of […]

  • Learn the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

    It is important to understand that warning signs can vary from person to person and they may not always be sudden or severe.  Although chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack, some people will not experience chest pain at all, while others will experience only mild chest pain or […]

  • Love Your Liver

    Welcome to the Love your Liver Website. We have tips for good liver health, delicious liver-friendly recipes and information that will help you to get to know one of your most hardworking and vital organs – your liver.

  • Lung Foundation

    Lung Foundation Australia is a national organisation which was originally established as The Australian Lung Foundation in 1990 to provide support to patients and carers burdened by lung disease and to ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia. 

  • Macular Disease Foundation

    The Foundation is a national organisation based in Sydney, meeting the needs of the macular disease community across Australia. The Foundation’s key charter is to work for those with macular diseases, specifically macular degeneration, Australia’s leading cause of blindness. It is a ‘patient driven’ organisation working with key stakeholders including people with macular diseases, their […]

  • My Health Record

    My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. You can control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

  • My Hospitals

    My Hospitals: presents information on hospitals throughout Australia.

  • MyJointPain.org.au

    This website can help you relieve the symptoms of joint pain or osteoarthritis (OA) and help you lead a more active and pain-free life. It’s easy-to-use and free!

  • National Asthma Council Australia

    National Asthma Council Australia is a not for profit organisation working to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.

  • National Eating Disorders Collaboration

    The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) brings research, expertise and evidence from leaders in the field together in one place. It’s a one stop portal to make eating disorders information a lot more accessible for everyone.

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • NSW Government Office of Sport and Recreation

    Find out about over 70 sport and recreational activities including how to participate, links to state sport associations and local clubs.

  • NSW Health: Immunisation Program

    The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals.    

  • NSW Health: Our Health Our Way Videos

    The seven short Our Health, Our Way videos were developed on the basis of extensive consultation with young people and use their words as key messages.

  • NSW Health: Public Oral Health (Dental) Services

    The range of oral health services provided through the NSW public health system broadly includes dental services to children and adults according to criteria that target emergency situations, those in most need, dental education and oral health promotional services.   Operationally in NSW these services are delivered by each of the Local Health Districts.   […]

  • NSW Health: Youth Friendly General Practice Video

    The youth friendly general practice video informs young people about the breadth of the GP role, the confidentiality of the services that GPs provide, and encourages young people to access GPs. The video is a resource for schools, in particular as part of the PDHPE program. Teacher notes are available to accompany the video resource […]

  • NUAA: New Users and AIDS Association: Living with Drugs

    Living with drugs is not easy. For a start, the fact that most drugs are illegal poses special problems for people who use them, ranging from the potential of contracting blood-born viruses such as hepatitis C to the possibility of winding up in prison. These, and many other, issues are covered in this section of the site.

  • Optometry Australia: Your Eyes

    Optometrists are a source for all your eye health, vision and prescription eyewear needs. Here at Optometry Australia we think we have everything you need to ensure you and your family have good vision for life. We have information on: What happens in an eye exam Children’s vision Myopia Cataract Eye safety Eye health for parents Nutrition…. […]

  • Pain Australia

    Painaustralia is a national not-for-profit body established to improve the treatment and management of pain in Australia. We were formed in February 2011 to facilitate implementation of the National Pain Strategy (NPS), which was developed by more than 200 delegates at the Pain Summit held at Parliament House, Canberra, in March 2010. The goals of the National Pain […]

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation

    Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.

  • Save The Date To Vaccinate

  • Vision Australia

    Vision Australia is a partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision. We are united by our passion that people who are blind or have low vision will have access to and fully participate in every part of life they choose.

  • Vision Loss: Resources for Vision Impairment

    Designed by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT the website is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia dedicated to the issue of vision loss. Featuring sections on different vision conditions, information on local services, links to support groups and industry bodies, and an interactive discussion forum, it aims to provide eye-care professionals, people experiencing vision […]

  • Youth NSW

    Provides a broad range of links to information for Young People.

About Mental Wellbeing

About Mental Wellbeing Links, .
  • beyondblue: Dadvice

    Any parent will tell you that raising kids is one of the biggest, most rewarding challenges you’ll face in life. They’ll probably also tell you that things feel hardest when it’s all new and you’re still figuring out how to dismantle the pram without losing a thumb. That’s why we’ve been following a group of […]

  • beyondblue: Healthy Families

    Healthy Families is all about giving you the information, knowledge and confidence to support the young people in your life – whether you’re a parent, guardian, grandparent, a favourite uncle or an awesome auntie. We’re also here to help you take care of your own mental health and wellbeing, especially if you’re a new parent […]

  • Bullying at Youth beyondblue

    Anyone can be bullied – it’s a lot more common than people think and can happen at school, at home, on the sporting field, at work or online. If you are being bullied, it’s important to remember that you are not to blame, and that there are steps you can take to stop it. Bullying […]

  • COPMI: Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

    The COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) national initiative develops information for parents, their partners, carers, family and friends in support of these children.

  • Dads in Distress

    DIDSS has impacted literally thousands of families, saved untold men on the brink of suicide, and seen many children reunited with their fathers, grandparents and extended families. DIDSS Support Groups or field workers operate in just about every State in Australia with some 150 volunteers, plus several funded support staff including a national manager, three […]

  • Early Trauma and Grief: Indigenous Children and Families

    When an indigenous child or adolescent experiences trauma, loss or grief, there can be extra complexities that need to be taken into account. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experiences of loss are multifaceted and complex, and involve the ‘normal’ losses that people experience as well as the other losses that are specific to Indigenous […]

  • GROW

    GROW is a community of people working towards better mental health through mutual help and a 12 step program of recovery. Small groups of people, who have experienced depression, anxiety or other mental or emotional distress, meet together on a weekly basis to help each other deal with the challenges of life.

  • headspace: Yarn Safe

    Is there a lot going on? If you feel like there is too much happening clearing your head can help. There is no shame in talking it out. headspace is your space to yarn safe. 

  • Helping Minds

    HelpingMinds supports children, young people, adults and families that are affected by mental illness across metro and regional Western Australia (WA). We have a professional and compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers who provide quality, confidential support and services to children, youth, adults and families who are caring for someone with a mental illness […]

  • Kid’s Helpline

    Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, confidential and anonymous 24 hour telephone and online counseling service specifically for young people aged between five to 18.

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

  • Lifeline: Loss & Grief

    Feelings of loss and grief can be experienced after we lose someone or something we care about like; the death of a loved one; loss of a relationship; loss of a pet; loss of a job; a change to your way of life; or loss of important possessions. The grief you experience in these instances […]

  • Lifeline: Preventing Suicide

    Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia for men under 44 and women under 34. Men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women and ABS data (2009) shows more people die from suicide than road deaths. Most people don’t want to die they just want their pain to stop. […]

  • Men – beyondblue

    Men are known for bottling things up. But when you’re feeling down, taking action to call in extra support is the responsible thing to do.

  • Mental Health Association NSW

    We play a vital role in the development of mental health initiatives which result in increased community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues. With the support of our Board, staff, members, volunteers and students, we work towards a society free from prejudice and discrimination against people living with mental illness. We strive towards a […]

  • Mind Health Connect

    We know there’s a lot of information out there on stress, anxiety and depression but finding what’s relevant and trustworthy can be a confusing process. mindhealthconnect is here to point you in the right direction and enable you to take those first positive steps towards a healthier you. Use our unique Guided Search Tool or browse the Library to find quality resources […]

  • Mind Spot

    The MindSpot Clinic is a free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. We provide online Screening Assessments and Treatment Courses, or we can help you find local services that can help.

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • ReachOut.com

    ReachOut.com is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service. It’s the perfect place to start if you’re not sure where to look. Every year it helps hundreds of thousands of young Australians with information support and stories on everything from finding your motivation, through to getting through really tough times.

  • SANE Australia

    Mental health-related information, tips, links and online help.

  • Suicide Call Back Service

    The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who fit one of the following categories: People who are suicidal People caring for someone who is suicidal People bereaved by suicide

  • Suicide Prevention Australia

    Get Help » Are You Feeling Suicidal? If you are feeling suicidal it is important that you take immediate steps to keep yourself safe.

  • The Shed Online

    The Shed Online is a social community for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills. Founded by beyondblue.

  • Think U Know – Youth

    ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides accessible cyber safety education to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia.

  • Young and eSafe

    Young & eSafe is practical advice by young people, for young people to help challenge the haters and fakers online.  As the most tech savvy generation ever, it’s important to be armed with the right skills to help you and your friends have the best possible experience online.

  • Your Brain Matters

    This website will show you the close links between what’s good for your physical health and what’s good for your brain. There are many things you can build into your everyday life to be brain healthy. Over the next three years with funding from the Commonwealth Government Alzheimer’s Australia will be informing you of ways […]

  • Youthbeyondblue

    Provides support for Youth experiencing anxiety and depression.

Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs

Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Links, .
  • Al – Anon Family Groups Australia

    Do you need help to cope with the effects of someone else’s drinking? Is the drinking of your partner, parent, child or friend worrying you? Did you grow up in a family affected by alcohol abuse? Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or problem drinking affects thousands of families in Australia and worldwide. Your inquiry is confidential and […]

  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service

    ADIS is a NSW statewide telephone service providing education, information, referral, crisis counselling and support about illegal drugs such as heroin, ice and cannabis, and legal drugs such as alcohol. We keep a database with over 1500 Drug and Alcohol related services across NSW. ADIS operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. All calls are […]

  • Drinkwise Australia

    Established in 2005 by the alcohol industry, DrinkWise Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Our primary focus is to help bring about a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia.

  • Enter the Party

    Hepatitis C can be caught or spread between people through blood to blood contact. Without treatment, about three quarters of people infected with hepatitis C develop chronic (long-lasting) infection, which can eventually develop into liver failure or cancer of the liver. However, there is treatment that can cure hepatitis C in 70-80% of cases and […]

  • NSW Health: Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheets

    This site provides information on Drug and Alcohol issues.

  • NUAA: New Users and AIDS Association: Living with Drugs

    Living with drugs is not easy. For a start, the fact that most drugs are illegal poses special problems for people who use them, ranging from the potential of contracting blood-born viruses such as hepatitis C to the possibility of winding up in prison. These, and many other, issues are covered in this section of the site.

  • Your Room

    Your Room offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, how they can affect people, side effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it. You can access help, learn about support and treatment options, or test your knowledge about alcohol and other drugs with the Spinner Game. There are resources to order or […]

Finance/Housing/Legal/Education/Jobs

Finance/Housing/Legal/Education/Jobs Links, .
  • Continence Aids Payment Scheme

    The CAPS is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of their incontinence products.

  • Department of Human Services: Job Seekers

    Find a range of information on payments and services for job seekers.

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare

    Medicare usually covers: Free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as doctors, specialists, optometrists and in specific circumstances dentists and other allied health practitioners Free treatment and accommodation as a public Medicare patient in a public hospital 75% of the Medicare Schedule fee for services and procedures if you are a private patient in […]

  • Energy Rebates: NSW Government

    The NSW Government offers a number of rebates to help customers pay their energy bills. These rebates include the: Low Income Household Rebate – for customers who hold eligible concession cards issued by the Federal Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans Affairs; Family Energy Rebate – available to customers who have received […]

  • Gambling Help

    This website provides information and useful resources for problem gambling.

  • Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)

    Transport for Health provides a range of transport and travel assistance to people who cannot use or have difficulty using public and/or private transport or who are disadvantaged by distance. Transport for Health includes the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).  

  • jobactive

    jobactive helps both employers and job seekers. At no cost to you, it can find the right staff for your business – or, if you’re looking for work, it can find jobs that are a good fit for you.

  • M.E.R.I.T (Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment Program)

    MERIT is a program available in most Local Courts in New South Wales that provides the opportunity for adult defendants with substance abuse problems to work, on a voluntary basis, towards rehabilitation as part of the bail process.

  • Moneysmart

    Free and impartial financial guidance and tools you can trust.

  • Moneysmart: Urgent Money Help

    Are you behind on your bills and struggling to cover your rent or afford food? Whatever your situation, there are services that can help you.

  • My Future

    myfuture is Australia’s free, online, interactive career information and exploration service. The website allows you to actively explore career options and make informed career decisions. As well as using myfuture to develop a career plan, you can use it to research options for further study or training. You can also access information on occupations, industries, […]

  • My Skills

    Welcome to MySkills: Australia’s Directory of Training. The most up-to-date information on training courses for school leavers, students, apprentices, and employers. Find a course to start a career.

  • NSW Department of Education and Communities

    The NSW Department of Education & Communities provides information on a wide variety of education and training issues including early childhood, finding a school in your area and TAFE.

  • NSW Education: Public Schools

    NSW Public Schools provide a range of learning environments to suit specific child needs. Find out more about the different types of public schools available at NSW Public Schools.

  • Youth Attainment and Transitions

    Everyone deserves the chance to create a positive future for themselves. Year 12 or an equivalent qualification is a foundation for success. The Youth Attainment and Transitions website connects you with information, resources and services that aim to improve educational attainment and support successful transitions to further education, training and employment.

  • Youth NSW

    Provides a broad range of links to information for Young People.

  • Youth.gov.au

    youth.gov.au is the Australian Government’s central hub for information on services and programs for young people.

Relationships/Separation/Crisis

Relationships/Separation/Crisis Links, .
  • Another Closet Domestic and Family Violence in LGBTIQ Relationships

    IMPORTANT: If you, a child or another person is in immediate danger CALL 000 now. This website is written for people in same-sex or LGBTIQ relationships who are or may be experiencing domestic violence. It contains information on what domestic violence is, what to do if you are experiencing abuse, tips for making a crisis […]

  • Dads in Distress

    DIDSS has impacted literally thousands of families, saved untold men on the brink of suicide, and seen many children reunited with their fathers, grandparents and extended families. DIDSS Support Groups or field workers operate in just about every State in Australia with some 150 volunteers, plus several funded support staff including a national manager, three […]

  • Department of Human Services: Family and Domestic Violence

    We support people experiencing family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.

  • DHS: Separated Parents Child Support Information

    We can help you with your child support choices, which are designed to work for both parents and non-parent carers (for example, grandparents, legal guardians or other family members) while maintaining the welfare and best interest of the children involved. We can also help with support services to assist with other aspects of separation.  

  • Family Relationship Advice Line

    The Family Relationship Advice Line (1800 050 321) is available from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday (local time), except national public holidays.

  • Family Relationship Centres

    Family Relationship Centres are a source of information and confidential assistance for families at all stages in their lives. Centres have a focus on providing family dispute resolution (mediation) to enable separating families achieve workable parenting arrangements outside the Court system. Whether you are going through separation, starting a relationship, want to make your relationship […]

  • Family Relationship Education and Skills

    There may be times in your life when a lot of change occurs and you are looking for help to adapt to this change. Education and skills training can help people either individually, as a couple or family unit to learn new skills. 

  • Family Relationships – Children & Parenting

    Separation is a difficult time for children as well as parents. Because it can be difficult to focus on your children’s long term wellbeing when you are upset, there are professional services that can assist.  

  • Interrelate

    Interrelate provides services that strengthen and support all of the relationships in your life – with yourself, your partner, your family, your children and during life’s transitions such as becoming a parent, grandparent, divorce and separation and forming a stepfamily. Our focus is always on what is best for the children in the family. Regardless […]

  • Interrelate – Support for Indigenous Communities

    Interrelate helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents, carers and their children by offering yarning, counselling and mediation at our centres or in the community, running health and wellbeing workshops in the community, conducting self-esteem and cultural education in schools, empowering people to make positive and healthier life choices and listening to the local community […]

  • Lifeline – Domestic Abuse & Family Violence

    Domestic and family violence occurs when someone who has a close personal relationship with you makes you feel afraid, powerless or unsafe. It can be physical, but can also be emotional and psychological. Anyone can experience domestic and family violence. It happens across communities, ages, cultures and sexes. If you are experiencing abuse or violence […]

  • Managing Anger – Mensline Australia

    Do you sometimes have trouble controlling your temper? Have you ever become angry and regretted it later? Have you ever lost control of your anger to the point where you became violent or abusive? Has anyone ever commented on your anger? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions, here are some initial ideas […]

  • Men’s Referral Service

    The Men’s Referral Service (MRS) provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to men to help them take action to stop using violent and controlling behaviour.Call 1300 766 491.  

  • MensLine Australia

    MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical way.

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • No To Violence. Male Family Violence Prevention Asociation

    No To Violence (NTV), the Male Family Violence Prevention Association, is the Victorian state-wide peak body of organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse against family members.

  • NSW Government: Domestic Violence

    There are many types of domestic and family violence. It is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.

  • Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

    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.

  • Stepfamilies Australia

    Stepfamilies Australia is a national peak body working with a network of state stepfamily groups and community service providers to strengthen stepfamilies across Australia.

  • The Fathering Project

    The Fathering Project aims to improve child development outcomes by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to engage positively with their kids.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual and Reproductive Health Links, .
  • AFAO: Better to Know

    It’s better to know! It takes 30 seconds to let someone know they’re at risk of STI.  What are STIs? STIs are infections that are transmitted through close body contact, mostly sexual. STIs can be caused by viruses (HIV, herpes, genital warts), bacteria (chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis), funguses (thrush), or parasites (crabs, scabies).

  • AIDS Council of NSW (ACON)

    We promote the health and wellbeing of the LGBTI community and people with HIV. We also provide information and support for people at risk of or affected by HIV, including sex workers, people who use drugs and the family and/or carers of people with HIV. We run HIV prevention programs for the groups most at […]

  • Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

    The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. We provide leadership, coordination and support to the Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.

  • Body Talk

    Family Planning NSW is the state’s leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services. We are experts on contraception, pregnancy options, sexually transmissible infections (STIs), sexuality and sexual function, menstruation, menopause, common gynaecological and vaginal problems, cervical screening, breast awareness and men’s sexual health.

  • Contraception at ReachOut.com

    Contraception is a really important aspect of having safer sex, and helps ensure that you won’t get pregnant if you don’t want to. There are different types of contraception; hormonal contraceptive pillsor the vaginal ring; contraceptive injections orimplants; intrauterine devices (either hormonal or non-hormonal), barrier contraception and fertility awareness based methods.  Find out more information from ReachOut.

  • Family Planning NSW

    Family Planning NSW is the state’s leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services. We are experts on contraception, pregnancy options, STIs, sexuality and sexual function, menstruation, menopause, common gynaecological and vaginal problems, cervical screening, breast awareness and men’s health.

  • Get a Test: ENDING HIV

    To find out where to have an HIV test, a rapid HIV test, or a rapid HIV test at a[TEST] site across NSW, simply type in your postcode in the “Enter postcode” field and then click on “Search”. The map will highlight the nearest locations with a different letter for each location.

  • Let Them Know

    This website has been developed by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre to help people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Syphilis and Trichomonas to tell their sexual partners that they might also be at risk. It also provides local service information for NSW health residents, this is supported by NSW STI Programs Unit. Ensuring partners are […]

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • NSW Health: Aboriginal Sexual Health

    The Sexual Health Plus section of the NSW Health website provides a portal with links to NSW Health strategies, reports, services, policy directives and guidelines; as well as national research, policies and agencies relating to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs).   Community members accessing this site for information on STIs such […]

  • NSW Health: Ending HIV

    The best way to protect yourself and others from HIV is to practice safe behaviours. Safe is still the way to play. You can play safe by: Always using a condom if you have vaginal or anal sex. Condoms are the best way to guard against HIV and prevent STIs. The end is on with […]

  • NSW Sexual Health Clinics

    For sexual health information and advice, or to find your closest appropriate sexual health service, call the NSW Sexual Health Information Line on 1800 451 624.

  • NSWSTI Programs Unit

    The New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections Units (NSW STIPU) work is guided by the New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections and HIV Strategies. These strategies aim to reduce HIV and STIs and associated morbidity and mortality in NSW by working with priority populations, the public and private health system to build capacity for prevention, […]

  • Play Safe

    The Play Safe website developed by NSW Health provides comprehensive information on Sexual Health, STI’s and Safe Sex.

  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis PEP

    You can be assessed for PEP at sexual health clinics, doctors (including some general practitioners) who specialise in HIV/AIDS, and hospital accident and emergency departments (which are open 24 hours). If possible, seek assistance from a doctor who specialises in HIV or sexual health clinic first. If you would like further information about PEP or […]

  • Sexual Health Infolink

    Mon – Fri 9am-5.30pm Free and confidential sexual health support and information. Sexual health nurses, doctors and counsellors will answer your questions on sexual health and sexually transmissible infections. They can also provide referrals to services close to you.

  • Sexual Health Plus

    The Sexual Health Plus section of the NSW Health website provides a portal with links to NSW Health strategies, reports, services, policy directives and guidelines; as well as national research, policies and agencies relating to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs). Sexual Health Info Line 1800 451 624

  • The Drama Downunder

    This website provides information about some of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) experienced by gay men (HIV-positive or HIV-negative). Not everyone with an STI will experience the symptoms described on this site. Some people may have no obvious symptoms, others mild symptoms and some more severe. Even without symptoms, you may still have […]

Support Services

Support Services Links, .
  • Find the meaning of an Aboriginal Word

    This guide helps you to find the English meaning of an Aboriginal word. Click onto the tabs across the top of this page for more detailed information. To begin, it first may be helpful to understand the scope of your search. There were and are, hundreds of Aboriginal dialects throughout Australia (Thieberger and McGregor, 1994). There is, however, no […]

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support for Job Seekers

    The Skills for Education and Employment program provides language, literacy and numeracy training to job seekers who find it hard to get work. Job seekers are referred to the program by the Department of Human Services, Employment Service Providers including the Remote Jobs and Communities Program.

Violence and Anger Services

Violence and Anger Services Links, .
  • Another Closet Domestic and Family Violence in LGBTIQ Relationships

    IMPORTANT: If you, a child or another person is in immediate danger CALL 000 now. This website is written for people in same-sex or LGBTIQ relationships who are or may be experiencing domestic violence. It contains information on what domestic violence is, what to do if you are experiencing abuse, tips for making a crisis […]

  • Lifeline – Domestic Abuse & Family Violence

    Domestic and family violence occurs when someone who has a close personal relationship with you makes you feel afraid, powerless or unsafe. It can be physical, but can also be emotional and psychological. Anyone can experience domestic and family violence. It happens across communities, ages, cultures and sexes. If you are experiencing abuse or violence […]

  • Men’s Referral Service

    The Men’s Referral Service (MRS) provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to men to help them take action to stop using violent and controlling behaviour.Call 1300 766 491.  

  • NSW Government: Domestic Violence

    There are many types of domestic and family violence. It is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.

  • Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

    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.

Women's and Girl's Business

About Health and Nutrition

About Health and Nutrition Links, .
  • ASCIA: Anaphylaxis e-training (Community)

    ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for first aid (community) has been developed by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) in response to the recognised need for ready access to reliable and consistent anaphylaxis education throughout Australia and New Zealand.

  • Asthma Australia

    Asthma Australia provides education, training and advocacy for patients with asthma and linked conditions.

  • Australian Breastfeeding Association/Breastfeeding Helpline

    The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia’s largest breastfeeding information and support service.

  • Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

    The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. We provide leadership, coordination and support to the Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.

  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

    The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a food selection guide which visually represents the proportion of the five food groups recommended for consumption each day.

  • Australian Podiatry Association NSW/ACT

    Podiatrists are health professionals specialising in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of the foot and the lower limb. The Podiatrist’s scope of practice includes areas such as paediatrics, diabetes, sports injuries, structural problems, the treatment of the elderly as well as general foot care.  

  • Breast Screen NSW: Information for Aboriginal Women

    Breast cancer is a collection of cells in the breast tissue that grow in an uncontrolled way. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in NSW. 1 in 9 women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. There are several types of breast cancer depending on where the cancer is within the breast, […]

  • Cancer Council-Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in women in NSW. In 2003, 363 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Most cases (86%) occur in women over the age of 45.

  • Cancer Council: HPV and the HPV Vaccine

    Find out information on the HPV Vaccine and the myths via short video presentations from the Cancer Council.

  • Cancer Institute NSW

    The Cancer Institute NSW is Australia’s first statewide, government-funded cancer control agency.

  • Cervical Screening NSW

    Regular Pap tests can reduce your risk of being diagnosed with cervical cancer by up to 96%. Make an appointment with your doctor or nurse today.

  • Continence Foundation of Australia

    The Continence Foundation of Australia is the peak body for continence promotion, management and advocacy.  Our main aims are to:   raise community awareness about bladder and bowel health and the prevention of incontinence  educate people about treatment and management options for incontinence  encourage people with bladder or bowel control problems to seek professional help – no matter how small their problem […]

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare Card

    Everyone who lives in Australia—except Norfolk Island residents—is eligible for a Medicare card. A New Zealand citizen who is living in Australia may also enrol if they provide the required documentation.

  • Diabetes Australia: Eating Well with Diabetes

    Choosing healthy foods and being active will help manage your blood glucose levels and your body weight. Healthy eating for people with diabetes is similar to recommendations for everyone so there is no need to prepare separate meals or buy special foods. Healthy eating can be enjoyed by the whole family.  

  • Diabetes Australia: Indigenous Australians

    Diabetes medicine won’t fix or cure your diabetes. Help it work better by eating healthy, being active and being a healthy weight to keep your sugar (glucose) levels normal and your body strong. Take charge of your diabetes and find out more from your Aboriginal Health Worker, Health Clinic/Community Centre, Aboriginal Medical Service or doctor.

  • Diabetes NSW

    We are the New South Wales branch of Diabetes Australia which formed on 27 July 1938. Diabetes NSW works proactively to improve the day-to-day lives of people living with diabetes, help prevent diabetes-related complications and make things easier by educating carers, employers and the general public. We are Australia’s largest member-based non-profit organisation dedicated to people […]

  • Eat for Health

    The Australian Dietary Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research. By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients […]

  • Enter the Party

    Hepatitis C can be caught or spread between people through blood to blood contact. Without treatment, about three quarters of people infected with hepatitis C develop chronic (long-lasting) infection, which can eventually develop into liver failure or cancer of the liver. However, there is treatment that can cure hepatitis C in 70-80% of cases and […]

  • Epilepsy Australia

    Epilepsy Australia was formed in 2000 to work with and on behalf of member associations as a national secretariat. This ethical partnering brings to Epilepsy Australia a broad understanding of the services available for people affected by epilepsy and other seizure disorders at local, regional, state and territory levels, enabling it to possess a truly […]

  • Eye Health: Optometrists Association Australia

    Eye diseases are relatively rare, although they become more common as we get older. All eye diseases should be regarded as serious – even diseases that appear mild have the potential to cause serious damage if not treated appropriately. Many serious eye diseases do not have dramatic symptoms. Some people with serious eye diseases don’t […]

  • Finish with the Right Stuff

    Finish with the Right Stuff is an exciting program launched by NSW Health to encourage children who participate in junior community sport to eat healthy and drink water after sport. Finish with the Right Stuff has partnered with Good Sports in NSW to further expand Finish with the Right Stuff in NSW.

  • GESA: Health Information Fact Sheets

    The gastrointestinal (GI) system is imperative for our well being and our life-long health. A poorly functioning GI tract can be the source of many chronic health problems that can interfere with your quality of life.

  • Get Healthy at Work

    Get Healthy at Work is an important new NSW Government initiative that aims to help improve the health of working adults by focussing on:   Healthy weight Physical activity Healthy eating Active travel (i.e. walking, cycling, public transport to work) Smoking Harmful alcohol consumption. No matter what industry you’re in or the size of your […]

  • Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service

    The Get Healthy Service is a telephone service aimed at providing information and ongoing support for adults in relation to: healthy eating. physical activity. achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The Get Healthy Service is delivered by Healthyways Australia, an organization who has significant experience running health coaching programs.  All of the Get Healthy Coaches are universally qualified […]

  • Girls Make Your Move

    It’s time to get active. It’s not about ability, and it’s not about perfection – it’s about having more energy and feeling better. Putting yourself first. Get out there with friends, or get active by yourself. Have fun, it’s not about competition and it doesn’t have to be an organised sport. Being active makes you […]

  • Glaucoma Australia

    Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia. It is a national, not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to providing educational services to raise awareness about the serious and common eye disease glaucoma; to support glaucoma sufferers and to raise funds for research. Glaucoma Australia’s mission is to minimise visual disability from glaucoma by: increasing […]

  • Haemochromatosis Australia

    Haemochromatosis Australia is the primary advocacy group for Australians affected by haemochromatosis. Haemochromatosis Australia provides support and promotes awareness, early diagnosis and research.

  • Healthdirect Australia

    Funded by the Governments of Australia, healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online (www.healthdirect.gov.au) and over the phone (1800 022 222). It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you make informed choices anywhere, any time.’

  • Healthdirect for Teenagers

    Healthdirect Australia is a public company limited by shares and delivers health services by contracting with service providers, managing ongoing operations and implementing governance structures for its health services to be provided safely and efficiently. Services available through Healthdirect Australia are wholly or jointly funded by federal, state and territory governments.

  • Healthdirect for Young Adults

    Healthdirect Australia is a public company limited by shares and delivers health services by contracting with service providers, managing ongoing operations and implementing governance structures for its health services to be provided safely and efficiently. Services available through Healthdirect Australia are wholly or jointly funded by federal, state and territory governments.

  • HEARsmart

    HEARsmart is about helping Australians take charge of their hearing health. To make this happen, HEARsmart is: • raising awareness of the risks associated with excessive noise and sound exposure • providing information and tools to minimise the risk of hearing loss • encouraging people to take action today so they can hear for the […]

  • Heart Foundation Walking Groups

    If your looking for fun, social and easy way to get active, why not join the Heart Foundation Walking today.  As Australia’s largest network of free walking groups, you are sure to find a group to suit you.

  • Heart Foundation: Aboriginal Health

    A new set of information sheets on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors have been developed by the Heart Foundation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  Designed for patients and families, these information sheets are easy-to-read and cover a range of topics including: Blood pressure Cholesterol Coronary heart disease Heart attack Nutrition Obesity Physical […]

  • Hepatitis Australia

    Our mission is to provide leadership and advocacy on viral hepatitis and support partnerships for action to ensure the needs of Australians affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis are met.

  • Hepatitis NSW

    We work to prevent the transmission of viral hepatitis and to improve the health and well-being of affected people and communities.    

  • iCanQuit

    iCanQuit this site provides information on methods of quitting, getting started and staying quit.

  • Inside Radiology

    “InsideRadiology” provides consumers and health professionals with free and easily accessible accurate, up to date, credible information about medical imaging tests and procedures. All information items have been written by experts and edited by a team of specialised consumer writers to make them easy to read and understand. If you are unsure or have concerns […]

  • Jean Hailes For Women’s Health

    Jean Hailes is a national not-for-profit organisation providing a range of health services for women across Australia. Jean Hailes aims to: Provide independent, up-to-date education programs for women and their health practitioners Conduct important women’s health research Offer a comprehensive women’s healthcare clinic Our educators work alongside clinicians and researchers to translate the latest findings […]

  • Kidney Health Australia: Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

    Your kidneys play an important role in the daily workings of your body and help maintain your general health and wellbeing, so it makes good sense to take good care of them.

  • Know Pathology Know Healthcare

    Australia’s pathology service is the best in the world, and we want to keep it that way. Know Pathology Know Healthcare is boosting awareness that: Pathology services are an essential part of almost all aspects of a patient’s healthcare Pathology saves lives Pathology reduces healthcare costs Pathology involves doctors who are specialists, scientists and sophisticated technologies Australian […]

  • Lab Tests Online

    All you need to know about pathology testing Pathology tests are essential to modern medicine. They provide the information needed to make diagnoses, screen for illnesses and monitor treatment and medication. We’re here to help you understand them with up-to-date information written by practising Australian pathologists and senior laboratory scientists. Managed by the Australasian Association of […]

  • Learn the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

    It is important to understand that warning signs can vary from person to person and they may not always be sudden or severe.  Although chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack, some people will not experience chest pain at all, while others will experience only mild chest pain or […]

  • Love Your Liver

    Welcome to the Love your Liver Website. We have tips for good liver health, delicious liver-friendly recipes and information that will help you to get to know one of your most hardworking and vital organs – your liver.

  • Lung Foundation

    Lung Foundation Australia is a national organisation which was originally established as The Australian Lung Foundation in 1990 to provide support to patients and carers burdened by lung disease and to ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia. 

  • Macular Disease Foundation

    The Foundation is a national organisation based in Sydney, meeting the needs of the macular disease community across Australia. The Foundation’s key charter is to work for those with macular diseases, specifically macular degeneration, Australia’s leading cause of blindness. It is a ‘patient driven’ organisation working with key stakeholders including people with macular diseases, their […]

  • My Health Record

    My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. You can control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

  • My Hospitals

    My Hospitals: presents information on hospitals throughout Australia.

  • MyJointPain.org.au

    This website can help you relieve the symptoms of joint pain or osteoarthritis (OA) and help you lead a more active and pain-free life. It’s easy-to-use and free!

  • National Asthma Council Australia

    National Asthma Council Australia is a not for profit organisation working to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.

  • National Eating Disorders Collaboration

    The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) brings research, expertise and evidence from leaders in the field together in one place. It’s a one stop portal to make eating disorders information a lot more accessible for everyone.

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • NSW Government Office of Sport and Recreation

    Find out about over 70 sport and recreational activities including how to participate, links to state sport associations and local clubs.

  • NSW Health Centre for Genetics Education

    The Centre for Genetics Education provides a wide range of information on Genetic Testing services, Genetic Counselling Services and education resources for individuals, families and health professionals.

  • NSW Health: Immunisation Program

    The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals.    

  • NSW Health: Our Health Our Way Videos

    The seven short Our Health, Our Way videos were developed on the basis of extensive consultation with young people and use their words as key messages.

  • NSW Health: Public Oral Health (Dental) Services

    The range of oral health services provided through the NSW public health system broadly includes dental services to children and adults according to criteria that target emergency situations, those in most need, dental education and oral health promotional services.   Operationally in NSW these services are delivered by each of the Local Health Districts.   […]

  • NSW Health: Youth Friendly General Practice Video

    The youth friendly general practice video informs young people about the breadth of the GP role, the confidentiality of the services that GPs provide, and encourages young people to access GPs. The video is a resource for schools, in particular as part of the PDHPE program. Teacher notes are available to accompany the video resource […]

  • NUAA: New Users and AIDS Association: Living with Drugs

    Living with drugs is not easy. For a start, the fact that most drugs are illegal poses special problems for people who use them, ranging from the potential of contracting blood-born viruses such as hepatitis C to the possibility of winding up in prison. These, and many other, issues are covered in this section of the site.

  • Optometry Australia: Your Eyes

    Optometrists are a source for all your eye health, vision and prescription eyewear needs. Here at Optometry Australia we think we have everything you need to ensure you and your family have good vision for life. We have information on: What happens in an eye exam Children’s vision Myopia Cataract Eye safety Eye health for parents Nutrition…. […]

  • Osteoporosis Australia

    This website provides valuable information about maintaining better bone health and managing osteoporosis which is easy to access and download. Enjoy browsing and please take the time to consider your bone health!  

  • Pain Australia

    Painaustralia is a national not-for-profit body established to improve the treatment and management of pain in Australia. We were formed in February 2011 to facilitate implementation of the National Pain Strategy (NPS), which was developed by more than 200 delegates at the Pain Summit held at Parliament House, Canberra, in March 2010. The goals of the National Pain […]

  • Save The Date To Vaccinate

  • The Women’s A – Z Fact Sheets

    The fact sheets on this site are managed by the Women’s Consumer Health Information team. We come from writing, editing and communications backgrounds and specialise in bridging the gap between health professionals and women. We work with women and health professionals to find out what the information needs are and the best ways to deliver […]

  • Vision Australia

    Vision Australia is a partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision. We are united by our passion that people who are blind or have low vision will have access to and fully participate in every part of life they choose.

  • Vision Loss: Resources for Vision Impairment

    Designed by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT the website is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia dedicated to the issue of vision loss. Featuring sections on different vision conditions, information on local services, links to support groups and industry bodies, and an interactive discussion forum, it aims to provide eye-care professionals, people experiencing vision […]

About Mental Wellbeing

About Mental Wellbeing Links, .
  • beyondblue: Healthy Families

    Healthy Families is all about giving you the information, knowledge and confidence to support the young people in your life – whether you’re a parent, guardian, grandparent, a favourite uncle or an awesome auntie. We’re also here to help you take care of your own mental health and wellbeing, especially if you’re a new parent […]

  • beyondblue: Just Speak Up

    Just SpeakUp Postnatal Depression information and resources from beyondblue.

  • Bullying at Youth beyondblue

    Anyone can be bullied – it’s a lot more common than people think and can happen at school, at home, on the sporting field, at work or online. If you are being bullied, it’s important to remember that you are not to blame, and that there are steps you can take to stop it. Bullying […]

  • COPMI: Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

    The COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) national initiative develops information for parents, their partners, carers, family and friends in support of these children.

  • Early Trauma and Grief: Indigenous Children and Families

    When an indigenous child or adolescent experiences trauma, loss or grief, there can be extra complexities that need to be taken into account. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experiences of loss are multifaceted and complex, and involve the ‘normal’ losses that people experience as well as the other losses that are specific to Indigenous […]

  • eSafetyWomen

    eSafetyWomen is designed to empower Australian women to take control of their online experiences.

  • GROW

    GROW is a community of people working towards better mental health through mutual help and a 12 step program of recovery. Small groups of people, who have experienced depression, anxiety or other mental or emotional distress, meet together on a weekly basis to help each other deal with the challenges of life.

  • headspace: Yarn Safe

    Is there a lot going on? If you feel like there is too much happening clearing your head can help. There is no shame in talking it out. headspace is your space to yarn safe. 

  • Helping Minds

    HelpingMinds supports children, young people, adults and families that are affected by mental illness across metro and regional Western Australia (WA). We have a professional and compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers who provide quality, confidential support and services to children, youth, adults and families who are caring for someone with a mental illness […]

  • Kid’s Helpline

    Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, confidential and anonymous 24 hour telephone and online counseling service specifically for young people aged between five to 18.

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

  • Lifeline: Loss & Grief

    Feelings of loss and grief can be experienced after we lose someone or something we care about like; the death of a loved one; loss of a relationship; loss of a pet; loss of a job; a change to your way of life; or loss of important possessions. The grief you experience in these instances […]

  • Lifeline: Preventing Suicide

    Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia for men under 44 and women under 34. Men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women and ABS data (2009) shows more people die from suicide than road deaths. Most people don’t want to die they just want their pain to stop. […]

  • Mental Health Association NSW

    We play a vital role in the development of mental health initiatives which result in increased community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues. With the support of our Board, staff, members, volunteers and students, we work towards a society free from prejudice and discrimination against people living with mental illness. We strive towards a […]

  • Mind Health Connect

    We know there’s a lot of information out there on stress, anxiety and depression but finding what’s relevant and trustworthy can be a confusing process. mindhealthconnect is here to point you in the right direction and enable you to take those first positive steps towards a healthier you. Use our unique Guided Search Tool or browse the Library to find quality resources […]

  • Mind Spot

    The MindSpot Clinic is a free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. We provide online Screening Assessments and Treatment Courses, or we can help you find local services that can help.

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia PANDA

    PANDA’s National Perinatal Depression Helpline, funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments, provides vital support, information, referral and counselling to thousands of Australian parents and their families.  Callers do not need to have a diagnosis of antenatal or postnatal depression to make contact with the Helpline, PANDA is keen to support any new parent struggling […]

  • ReachOut.com

    ReachOut.com is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service. It’s the perfect place to start if you’re not sure where to look. Every year it helps hundreds of thousands of young Australians with information support and stories on everything from finding your motivation, through to getting through really tough times.

  • SANE Australia

    Mental health-related information, tips, links and online help.

  • Suicide Call Back Service

    The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who fit one of the following categories: People who are suicidal People caring for someone who is suicidal People bereaved by suicide

  • Suicide Prevention Australia

    Get Help » Are You Feeling Suicidal? If you are feeling suicidal it is important that you take immediate steps to keep yourself safe.

  • Think U Know – Youth

    ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides accessible cyber safety education to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia.

  • Young and eSafe

    Young & eSafe is practical advice by young people, for young people to help challenge the haters and fakers online.  As the most tech savvy generation ever, it’s important to be armed with the right skills to help you and your friends have the best possible experience online.

  • Your Brain Matters

    This website will show you the close links between what’s good for your physical health and what’s good for your brain. There are many things you can build into your everyday life to be brain healthy. Over the next three years with funding from the Commonwealth Government Alzheimer’s Australia will be informing you of ways […]

  • Youthbeyondblue

    Provides support for Youth experiencing anxiety and depression.

Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs

Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Links, .
  • Al – Anon Family Groups Australia

    Do you need help to cope with the effects of someone else’s drinking? Is the drinking of your partner, parent, child or friend worrying you? Did you grow up in a family affected by alcohol abuse? Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or problem drinking affects thousands of families in Australia and worldwide. Your inquiry is confidential and […]

  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service

    ADIS is a NSW statewide telephone service providing education, information, referral, crisis counselling and support about illegal drugs such as heroin, ice and cannabis, and legal drugs such as alcohol. We keep a database with over 1500 Drug and Alcohol related services across NSW. ADIS operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. All calls are […]

  • Drinkwise Australia

    Established in 2005 by the alcohol industry, DrinkWise Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Our primary focus is to help bring about a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia.

  • Enter the Party

    Hepatitis C can be caught or spread between people through blood to blood contact. Without treatment, about three quarters of people infected with hepatitis C develop chronic (long-lasting) infection, which can eventually develop into liver failure or cancer of the liver. However, there is treatment that can cure hepatitis C in 70-80% of cases and […]

  • NSW Health: Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheets

    This site provides information on Drug and Alcohol issues.

  • NUAA: New Users and AIDS Association: Living with Drugs

    Living with drugs is not easy. For a start, the fact that most drugs are illegal poses special problems for people who use them, ranging from the potential of contracting blood-born viruses such as hepatitis C to the possibility of winding up in prison. These, and many other, issues are covered in this section of the site.

  • Your Room

    Your Room offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, how they can affect people, side effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it. You can access help, learn about support and treatment options, or test your knowledge about alcohol and other drugs with the Spinner Game. There are resources to order or […]

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Links, .
  • 1800RESPECT: Daisy

    IMPORTANT: If you, a child or another person is in immediate danger CALL 000 now. Daisy can link you up with a service phone number, be used to search the internet for more information and let you know what to expect when contacting a service. Family members and friends can use Daisy to gather information […]

  • 1800RESPECT: Safety Planning Information

    IMPORTANT: If you, a child or another person is in immediate danger CALL 000 now. Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence? Seeking to support someone who is? We can help. Safety planning is a way to think about and develop a plan of action for when things are unsafe find out […]

  • Another Closet Domestic and Family Violence in LGBTIQ Relationships

    IMPORTANT: If you, a child or another person is in immediate danger CALL 000 now. This website is written for people in same-sex or LGBTIQ relationships who are or may be experiencing domestic violence. It contains information on what domestic violence is, what to do if you are experiencing abuse, tips for making a crisis […]

  • Department of Human Services: Family and Domestic Violence

    We support people experiencing family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.

  • Lifeline – Domestic Abuse & Family Violence

    Domestic and family violence occurs when someone who has a close personal relationship with you makes you feel afraid, powerless or unsafe. It can be physical, but can also be emotional and psychological. Anyone can experience domestic and family violence. It happens across communities, ages, cultures and sexes. If you are experiencing abuse or violence […]

  • NSW Government: Domestic Violence

    There are many types of domestic and family violence. It is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.

  • Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

    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.

Finance/Housing/Legal/Education/Jobs

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  • Continence Aids Payment Scheme

    The CAPS is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of their incontinence products.

  • Department of Human Services: Job Seekers

    Find a range of information on payments and services for job seekers.

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare

    Medicare usually covers: Free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as doctors, specialists, optometrists and in specific circumstances dentists and other allied health practitioners Free treatment and accommodation as a public Medicare patient in a public hospital 75% of the Medicare Schedule fee for services and procedures if you are a private patient in […]

  • Energy Rebates: NSW Government

    The NSW Government offers a number of rebates to help customers pay their energy bills. These rebates include the: Low Income Household Rebate – for customers who hold eligible concession cards issued by the Federal Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans Affairs; Family Energy Rebate – available to customers who have received […]

  • Gambling Help

    This website provides information and useful resources for problem gambling.

  • Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)

    Transport for Health provides a range of transport and travel assistance to people who cannot use or have difficulty using public and/or private transport or who are disadvantaged by distance. Transport for Health includes the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).  

  • jobactive

    jobactive helps both employers and job seekers. At no cost to you, it can find the right staff for your business – or, if you’re looking for work, it can find jobs that are a good fit for you.

  • M.E.R.I.T (Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment Program)

    MERIT is a program available in most Local Courts in New South Wales that provides the opportunity for adult defendants with substance abuse problems to work, on a voluntary basis, towards rehabilitation as part of the bail process.

  • Moneysmart

    Free and impartial financial guidance and tools you can trust.

  • Moneysmart: Urgent Money Help

    Are you behind on your bills and struggling to cover your rent or afford food? Whatever your situation, there are services that can help you.

  • My Future

    myfuture is Australia’s free, online, interactive career information and exploration service. The website allows you to actively explore career options and make informed career decisions. As well as using myfuture to develop a career plan, you can use it to research options for further study or training. You can also access information on occupations, industries, […]

  • My Skills

    Welcome to MySkills: Australia’s Directory of Training. The most up-to-date information on training courses for school leavers, students, apprentices, and employers. Find a course to start a career.

  • NSW Department of Education and Communities

    The NSW Department of Education & Communities provides information on a wide variety of education and training issues including early childhood, finding a school in your area and TAFE.

  • NSW Education: Public Schools

    NSW Public Schools provide a range of learning environments to suit specific child needs. Find out more about the different types of public schools available at NSW Public Schools.

  • Youth Attainment and Transitions

    Everyone deserves the chance to create a positive future for themselves. Year 12 or an equivalent qualification is a foundation for success. The Youth Attainment and Transitions website connects you with information, resources and services that aim to improve educational attainment and support successful transitions to further education, training and employment.

  • Youth NSW

    Provides a broad range of links to information for Young People.

  • Youth.gov.au

    youth.gov.au is the Australian Government’s central hub for information on services and programs for young people.

Relationships

Relationships Links, .
  • Another Closet Domestic and Family Violence in LGBTIQ Relationships

    IMPORTANT: If you, a child or another person is in immediate danger CALL 000 now. This website is written for people in same-sex or LGBTIQ relationships who are or may be experiencing domestic violence. It contains information on what domestic violence is, what to do if you are experiencing abuse, tips for making a crisis […]

  • DHS: Separated Parents Child Support Information

    We can help you with your child support choices, which are designed to work for both parents and non-parent carers (for example, grandparents, legal guardians or other family members) while maintaining the welfare and best interest of the children involved. We can also help with support services to assist with other aspects of separation.  

  • eSafetyWomen

    eSafetyWomen is designed to empower Australian women to take control of their online experiences.

  • Family Relationship Advice Line

    The Family Relationship Advice Line (1800 050 321) is available from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday (local time), except national public holidays.

  • Family Relationship Centres

    Family Relationship Centres are a source of information and confidential assistance for families at all stages in their lives. Centres have a focus on providing family dispute resolution (mediation) to enable separating families achieve workable parenting arrangements outside the Court system. Whether you are going through separation, starting a relationship, want to make your relationship […]

  • Family Relationship Education and Skills

    There may be times in your life when a lot of change occurs and you are looking for help to adapt to this change. Education and skills training can help people either individually, as a couple or family unit to learn new skills. 

  • Family Relationships – Children & Parenting

    Separation is a difficult time for children as well as parents. Because it can be difficult to focus on your children’s long term wellbeing when you are upset, there are professional services that can assist.  

  • Interrelate

    Interrelate provides services that strengthen and support all of the relationships in your life – with yourself, your partner, your family, your children and during life’s transitions such as becoming a parent, grandparent, divorce and separation and forming a stepfamily. Our focus is always on what is best for the children in the family. Regardless […]

  • Interrelate – Support for Indigenous Communities

    Interrelate helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents, carers and their children by offering yarning, counselling and mediation at our centres or in the community, running health and wellbeing workshops in the community, conducting self-esteem and cultural education in schools, empowering people to make positive and healthier life choices and listening to the local community […]

  • Lifeline – Domestic Abuse & Family Violence

    Domestic and family violence occurs when someone who has a close personal relationship with you makes you feel afraid, powerless or unsafe. It can be physical, but can also be emotional and psychological. Anyone can experience domestic and family violence. It happens across communities, ages, cultures and sexes. If you are experiencing abuse or violence […]

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • NSW Government: Domestic Violence

    There are many types of domestic and family violence. It is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.

  • Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

    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.

  • Stepfamilies Australia

    Stepfamilies Australia is a national peak body working with a network of state stepfamily groups and community service providers to strengthen stepfamilies across Australia.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual and Reproductive Health Links, .
  • AFAO: Better to Know

    It’s better to know! It takes 30 seconds to let someone know they’re at risk of STI.  What are STIs? STIs are infections that are transmitted through close body contact, mostly sexual. STIs can be caused by viruses (HIV, herpes, genital warts), bacteria (chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis), funguses (thrush), or parasites (crabs, scabies).

  • AIDS Council of NSW (ACON)

    We promote the health and wellbeing of the LGBTI community and people with HIV. We also provide information and support for people at risk of or affected by HIV, including sex workers, people who use drugs and the family and/or carers of people with HIV. We run HIV prevention programs for the groups most at […]

  • Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

    The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. We provide leadership, coordination and support to the Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.

  • Body Talk

    Family Planning NSW is the state’s leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services. We are experts on contraception, pregnancy options, sexually transmissible infections (STIs), sexuality and sexual function, menstruation, menopause, common gynaecological and vaginal problems, cervical screening, breast awareness and men’s sexual health.

  • Contraception at ReachOut.com

    Contraception is a really important aspect of having safer sex, and helps ensure that you won’t get pregnant if you don’t want to. There are different types of contraception; hormonal contraceptive pillsor the vaginal ring; contraceptive injections orimplants; intrauterine devices (either hormonal or non-hormonal), barrier contraception and fertility awareness based methods.  Find out more information from ReachOut.

  • Family Planning NSW

    Family Planning NSW is the state’s leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services. We are experts on contraception, pregnancy options, STIs, sexuality and sexual function, menstruation, menopause, common gynaecological and vaginal problems, cervical screening, breast awareness and men’s health.

  • Get a Test: ENDING HIV

    To find out where to have an HIV test, a rapid HIV test, or a rapid HIV test at a[TEST] site across NSW, simply type in your postcode in the “Enter postcode” field and then click on “Search”. The map will highlight the nearest locations with a different letter for each location.

  • Let Them Know

    This website has been developed by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre to help people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Syphilis and Trichomonas to tell their sexual partners that they might also be at risk. It also provides local service information for NSW health residents, this is supported by NSW STI Programs Unit. Ensuring partners are […]

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • NSW Health: Aboriginal Sexual Health

    The Sexual Health Plus section of the NSW Health website provides a portal with links to NSW Health strategies, reports, services, policy directives and guidelines; as well as national research, policies and agencies relating to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs).   Community members accessing this site for information on STIs such […]

  • NSW Health: Ending HIV

    The best way to protect yourself and others from HIV is to practice safe behaviours. Safe is still the way to play. You can play safe by: Always using a condom if you have vaginal or anal sex. Condoms are the best way to guard against HIV and prevent STIs. The end is on with […]

  • NSW Sexual Health Clinics

    For sexual health information and advice, or to find your closest appropriate sexual health service, call the NSW Sexual Health Information Line on 1800 451 624.

  • NSWSTI Programs Unit

    The New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections Units (NSW STIPU) work is guided by the New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections and HIV Strategies. These strategies aim to reduce HIV and STIs and associated morbidity and mortality in NSW by working with priority populations, the public and private health system to build capacity for prevention, […]

  • Play Safe

    The Play Safe website developed by NSW Health provides comprehensive information on Sexual Health, STI’s and Safe Sex.

  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis PEP

    You can be assessed for PEP at sexual health clinics, doctors (including some general practitioners) who specialise in HIV/AIDS, and hospital accident and emergency departments (which are open 24 hours). If possible, seek assistance from a doctor who specialises in HIV or sexual health clinic first. If you would like further information about PEP or […]

  • Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

    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.

  • Sexual Health Infolink

    Mon – Fri 9am-5.30pm Free and confidential sexual health support and information. Sexual health nurses, doctors and counsellors will answer your questions on sexual health and sexually transmissible infections. They can also provide referrals to services close to you.

  • Sexual Health Plus

    The Sexual Health Plus section of the NSW Health website provides a portal with links to NSW Health strategies, reports, services, policy directives and guidelines; as well as national research, policies and agencies relating to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs). Sexual Health Info Line 1800 451 624

Support Services

Support Services Links, .
  • Find the meaning of an Aboriginal Word

    This guide helps you to find the English meaning of an Aboriginal word. Click onto the tabs across the top of this page for more detailed information. To begin, it first may be helpful to understand the scope of your search. There were and are, hundreds of Aboriginal dialects throughout Australia (Thieberger and McGregor, 1994). There is, however, no […]

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support for Job Seekers

    The Skills for Education and Employment program provides language, literacy and numeracy training to job seekers who find it hard to get work. Job seekers are referred to the program by the Department of Human Services, Employment Service Providers including the Remote Jobs and Communities Program.

  • Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

    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.

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