We work in a variety of ways to support respectful relationships across Australia.

Locations across Australia

Relationships Australia member organisations provide support services across all Australian states and territories, including in regional and remote areas.

We are here to support you.

Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

Please click on your state or territory to find support services near you

Knowledge Hub

Relationships Australia has information available to support you to maintain respectful relationships. You can browse through our information here, or contact your local organisation for more information.To be connected to the nearest Relationships Australia to you, call 1300 364 277 (for the cost of a local call).

Please note that if you feel you are not safe in any of your relationships, or you have complex situations you need to process, we advise you to seek professional help and assistance as soon as possible. We aim to provide relevant and up to date information; however, the information we provide via this website may not be all-inclusive and address all of your needs.

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Communication is more than just talking Couple relationships have many different aspects Couple relationships have many different aspects including: companionship – sharing experiences, interests and concerns, showing affection and  appreciation intimacy – being able to be close to each other, to comfort and be comforted, and to be open and honest with each other a […]
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Acknowledging and dealing with anger
Anger can be frightening due to its intensity and possible consequences. Anger can be expressed by verbally attacking the person you are upset with; shouting and screaming; using physical force such as hitting, pushing or punching the other person; or using controlling behaviours. People who express their anger without restraint often claim that their anger […]
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Separation or divorce is a complex process – what should I do?
When a couple decides they want to separate, many decisions need to be made. Practical issues Some of the practical issues to be resolved as part of a separation include: setting up separate residences, and, often, finding somewhere to live in a hurry sorting out money and property issues making arrangements for the ongoing care […]
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Normal differences and warning signs of a relationship breakdown
Why do relationships get into difficulties? Having differences in a relationship is normal Many things can create difficulties in relationships: stress and pressure about anything including health, work, parents, children or money different goals and expectations different perspectives or values lack of time to spend together or lack of interest limited trust financial insecurity/difficulties raising […]
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Tips for new parents
There’s arguably no event in life more significant than the birth of your first child. For many, becoming a parent can be a joyful experience, but it’s not without its challenges. Despite the number of resources, books and opinions on parenting, nothing can truly prepare you for how life changes. Understanding how to look after […]
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Blended families
Blended families can take on many forms but will typically include a couple and their children from previous relationships, as well as children they may have had together. Although not all family members may be related biologically, they can still form close, loving bonds and live cooperative and fulfilling lives together. Creating a stable and […]
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Children and separation
Making a decision to separate if you have children is complex. How will you tell them? What should you say? When should it be done? At a time when you are vulnerable and unsure of yourself, you have to tell your children that you are separating and their lives are going to change. You don’t […]
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Thinking of forming a step-family?
There are many things to consider when becoming part of a blended family or step-family.  The considerations include: Children – children rarely choose to be part of a blended family and often hold resentment towards their biological parent and the step-parent. The adults need to consider how the children will be affected by the new […]
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Are children affecting your couple relationship?
Many couples experience conflict related to child rearing. Couple conflict related to children or step-children is common, though cannot be blamed on the children. As both parents love the children, differences can emerge on how they should be cared for. There can be a number of reasons why you have differences, including: how you were […]
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Domestic and family violence – controlling and violent relationships
Some relationships involve behaviour that is damaging to the other partner and, in some cases, may be criminal. Healthy relationships are based on equality and respect between partners. When one partner tries to control the other partner, it can be harmful to both parties. A control or power imbalance can take many forms, including intimidation, […]
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Safety Plan
If you have experienced violence in the home, you and your children may have to leave in a hurry. There are a number of things you can do to be prepared in case you decide that you must leave. Actions In considering your Domestic Violence Safety Plan you can: have a bag ready with things […]
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How violence and abusive behaviour affects children
The forgotten victims of family violence are often the children. The impact is long term and difficult to erase. Even if the children are not physically abused themselves, they will often witness, hear or see the signs of abuse. Some people think that no harm is done if the children are not physically hurt, or they […]
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Ending relationships without using violence or abuse
Ending a relationship can be a traumatic experience for all people involved. It can also be a dangerous time when conflict may escalate. Sometimes the use of violence or abuse increases at the time of separation, as one partner takes out their anger and frustration on the other, or tries to use violence, threats or […]
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Each state and territory Relationships Australia organisation provides additional relevant and helpful information. Please click your local state or territory to browse their resources.

Is it time you prioritise your family’s emotional well-being? Relationships Australia is the proud custodian of Family Connect, a free online program that sets children up for success and good mental health.

Relationship Indicators: National survey of the state of relationships in Australia

Collected by Life in Australia™ – Australia’s most methodologically rigorous panel. These findings inform our efforts to support all Australians to achieve positive and respectful relationships.