In this section you will find a list of useful links and resources relating to separating or separated families.


Useful Links

Legal Aid NSW

Best for Kids (info and video for clients and NGOs)
Family law (resources & free legal helpline)
Independent Children’s Lawyer explained

Research Links

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (

Suicide Prevention

Support Resource for Adults Suicide Prevention Collaborative

Family Law Term Finder

Family Law Termfinder
a good resource for accessible definitions of terms used in family law and in mediation

Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services website contains a Grants Services Directory which includes details of active grants and organisations providing service delivery.

Children's Contact Services

Children’s Contact Services (CCS) help children and parents to maintain contact where contact visits are difficult because of high levels of conflict between the parents or concerns for the safety of family members. The services provide a neutral location for transfer of the child between the parents and facilities for supervised contact visits where necessary. CCS are independent services for families who are unable to resolve conflict around Contact and Changeover arrangements for their children. Qualified and trained staff ensure the safety and well-being of children and maintain an independent position in relation to parents/guardians and prioritise the needs of children.

Government Funded and Fee-for-Service

Nowra and Wollongong



To find out the current wait times, please contact each service.

Aboriginal Resources

Courtesy of the Aboriginal Family Law Pathways and the Greater Sydney Family Law Pathways Network.

Our Kids Video

Play Video

This short film dramatises the role of an Aboriginal Health worker “Uncle Paul”. Uncle Paul assists Aboriginal community members to understand and use the Family Law system. He links family with legal services to help them protect children and keep children connected to family and culture.

The film is written and directed by award winning Indigenous filmmaker Larissa Behrendt AO.
The film (14 min) can be shown directly to clients for their information or in a meeting or conference situation to stimulate discussion.
Highly recommended.

Links to Aboriginal Services in the South Coast Region

Waminda South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation
South Coast AMS Health & Wellbeing Services
Katungul Regional Health and Community Services

Video Links

YouTube channels to help navigate divorce

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia now have official youTube channels to provide informational videos aimed at helping unrepresented litigants with court procedures.
The courts receive about 45,000 divorce applications a year. Of those 45,000 applications, almost 70% have no legal representation. Serving documents has been identified as one aspect of the divorce process which causes confusion to some clients and is the subject of one of the videos: ‘How to apply for a divorce: serving divorce papers‘.

Anglicare Parenting and Property Mediation

Parenting Mediation (

Property Mediation (

Anglicare Child Inclusive Practice

Child Inclusive Practice (

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Please note that the SCFLPN does not personally endorse or recommend any specific service listed on this site and/or the Service Directory. Any user must make an informed decision as to the engagement of any of the services listed in this Directory of their own accord.


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Our network takes in the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley local government areas.

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