Crisis Care

After hours and weekend emergency help for parents and guardians
Tel: 13 16 11

Emergency Carer Respite

Emergency help for carers
Tel: 1800 052 222

Parent Helpline

24 hour telephone information service for parents in South Australia with concerns about health, behaviour or parenting
Tel: 1300 364 100 (local call cost within South Australia)

African Parenting and Family Skills Development

Information, training and support, for African humanitarian entrants. Run by the African Communities Council of SA.

At: 59 King William Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8217 9520

Café Enfield - Children's centre for early childhood development and parenting

Provides playgroups, childcare, preschool, craft group for parents, SACE, TAFE Certificate II Community Services, CYWHS midwives for baby and children health checks and services. For families, including mothers, fathers, grandparents and care givers of children aged 0-8.

Cafe Enfield

At: Enfield Primary School, Pateela Street, Enfield
Tel: +61 8 8342 3329

Child and Youth Health

Provides health checks (for children aged 0-12), hearing and vision screening, behaviour management, parent information and support, parent education groups, feeding and settling management and immunisation.

Child and Youth Health

At: sites across South Australia
Tel: 1300 733 606

Child care

  • Childcare Access Hotline Tel: 1800 670 305
    For information about available childcare in your area
  • Find Child Care near you
  • My Child website, Australia's online child care portal.

Children's centres

Provide care, education, health, community development activities and family services for families and their young children. Each Children's Centre is tailored to meet the needs of the local community. For families and their young children aged from birth to eight years of age. Run by the Department for Education and Early Childhood Development.

Tel: +61 8 8226 1755

Family Matters Program

A group for parents and carers from different multicultural backgrounds to address issues of culture and promote learning and discussion on the issues and challenges faced when raising a family in Australia. For all humanitarian entrant parents and carers. Run by the Australian Refugee Association.

At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale
Tel: +61 8 8354 2951

Family relationships counselling and specialised family violence services

Specialist services for new and emerging communities. Delivered by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia.

At: Adelaide MRC, 59 King William Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8217 9505

Family relationships services

Personal, relationship and family counselling and support for anyone in need.

Run by Lutheran Community Care SA.

  • Barossa, Tel: +61 8 8562 2688
  • Blair Athol, Tel: +61 8 8269 9300
  • Magill, Tel: +61 8 8331 3111
  • Morphett Vale, Tel: +61 8 8326 4688
  • Mount Barker, Tel: +61 8 8391 5266
  • Murraylands, Tel: +61 8 8531 3644

Family relationship workshops

Parenting and family skills development for individuals, groups or agencies. Run by Lutheran Community Care SA.

At: Magill
Tel: +61 8 8331 3111

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Organises craft groups for women, playgroup, support groups for men and women, marriage education, counselling and referral, and cricket teams. For people in the outer North Eastern Suburbs. Run by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

At: 388 Montague Road, Para Vista
Tel: +61 8 8263 5087

Migrant Women's Support and Accommodation Service

Provides services and support for non-English speaking migrant and refugee women and children who are experiencing domestic violence.

Migrant Women's Support Service

Tel: +61 8 8346 9417 or after hours 131 611 (Crisis Care)

Multicultural families services

Provides information, support and advice on a range of matters via workshops in a range of languages on relevant topics, such as parenting. Run by Uniting Care Wesley Adelaide for people of multicultural backgrounds.

At: Bowden
Tel: +61 8 8342 0899

Parenting workshops

For parents from refugee backgrounds who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the Australian Refugee Association.

At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale
Tel: +61 8 8354 2951

Parenting workshops for women

For mothers from refugee backgrounds who have been in Australia for between six months and five years. Delivered by Baptist Care SA in metropolitan Adelaide.

Tel: 1300 654 450

Personal counselling

Domestic and family violence, separation, post adoption, family counselling, individual counselling and financial counseling. Run by Relationships Australia (SA).

At: 161 Frome Street, Adelaide, and available in Adelaide, Berri, Hindmarsh, Marion, Ridgehaven, Salisbury
Tel: +61 8 8223 4566 / 1300 364 277 / 1800 182 325

Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs)

A respectful and culturally sensitive service that helps people whose lives are severely affected by mental illness by providing services that include someone to talk to; advice on family life and relationships; advice on health services; support with access to Centrelink, legal aid or housing; advice on banking and budgeting; help understanding cultural differences; help to become more involved in the community.

For people who are 16 years or over and come from a non English speaking background and those who have been in refugee or detention centres, who are worrying or are having a hard time. Run by Skylight Mental Health.

Tel: +61 8 8378 4100, free interpreters can be arranged. Email:

Playgroup South Australia

Playgroup SA is a non-profit, community organisation committed to providing quality services and support to families with young children across South Australia.
Tel: +61 8 8344 2722

Prospect Community Program

Provides yoga, computing classes, playgroup, community choir, scrabble club, toy library, art group and mah jong group. For those living in the Prospect area.

At: The Cottage, 1 Thomas Street, Nailsworth
Tel: +61 8 8342 8057

Refugee Services

Parenting workshops for humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the Australian Refugee Association.

At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale
Tel: +61 8 8354 2951.