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.

Please search our resources below.

Starting a new relationship
We know that a good partner in life can make all the difference to our feelings about ourselves and our overall wellbeing. That’s why we seek out relationships but what do we need to know when starting a new relationship so that it goes well? More importantly, how can we tell if it isn’t good enough?
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Separating from a partner
After a marriage or significant relationship breakup it may seem as if nothing in your life is stable: your home, your finances, your routines can all be turned upside down. You may feel as if you don’t even know yourself anymore and be worrying about the impacts of the breakup on your children, extended family members and your friendships.
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Marriage Tips
This tip sheet is intended for people who are in healthy, loving, reciprocal and respectful marriages. Having a connected, happy and long-lasting marriage requires your continual willingness to work on yourself while courageously showing your vulnerability.
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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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Ending a relationship
Ending a relationship is a very stressful event in anyone’s life. If you have ended a relationship, you may have a confusing range of painful and distressing emotions and reactions. Normal reactions At times you may have felt: rage and anger, guilt and remorse, or relief fear, insecurity and rejection ambivalence and confusion. You could […]
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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.
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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.
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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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Bringing up children is the most important job you’ll ever have
Bringing up children is the most complex job you’ll ever have, though it’s easier when there is some agreement on how to do it. It’s never too late to talk about what is important to you both as parents and develop some guidelines to help you in the parenting years ahead. Try to avoid arguing […]
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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.