Linking you to a range of services to support family relationships and providing specialist support when separation occurs.
Family Relationship Centres provide information and confidential assistance to couples and families and we can link you to the services that can assist you, whether it is beginning new relationships, strengthening relationships, or when separating. There are 5 centres in South Australia and we provide two centres in Adelaide/Port Adelaide and Elizabeth/Salisbury. Visit the Family Relationship Centre website to find the FRC closest to you.
Our Centres are located with a wide range of other Relationships Australia (SA) services and we have strong referral links to the services provided by other organisations.
How we can help you
We can connect people to the right services, support, or personal education and skills training about any issue affecting their relationships. This includes mental health problems, gambling, family and domestic violence, relationship problems, and parenting or grand-parenting issues.
We can help separating parents to focus on their children and reach parenting agreements without going to court, and minimise conflict and acrimony.
If you are separated or in the process of separating, our Family Dispute Resolution service can help you and your former partner (co parent or carer) come to an agreement on parenting issues. In most situations, Family Dispute Resolution is now compulsory for separating parents before starting legal proceedings about the care of their children. (There are some situations where it is not possible, for example, where safety is an issue). Before proceeding to Family Dispute Resolution, we will meet with you individually to discuss your situation. Whatever the issue or difficulty, you can call to talk to one of our Family Advisors or drop in to see us.
Resources and information for families
We can provide information about other community support services that could meet your particular needs. We have free booklets on many issues affecting relationships and brochures about community resources.
We also run child-focused information sessions for parents using our Family Dispute Resolution service (each parent will attend a separate group session).
This service is subsidised by the Commonwealth Government. For some services there is no cost. Where a fee applies it is determined according to household income and includes concession rates. Fees can be negotiated or waived.
- Family Relationship Centre Brochure
- Family Relationship Centre Fees
- Women and Separation (Booklet)
- Men and Separation (Booklet)
- Migrant Men and Separation - English (Booklet)
- Migrant Men and Separation - Arabic (Booklet)
- Migrant Men and Separation - Vietnamese (Booklet)
- Parenting Plan 'Share the Care' (Booklet)
- Parenting Plan Checklist
- What About the Children (Booklet)
- A Fair Share (Booklet)
- Safe from Violence (Booklet)
Family Relationship Centres are funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, through the Department of Social Services.