About Us

As the national peak body for family and relationship services, Family and Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) is committed to strong policy engagement.

We have a critical leadership role in representing over 160 FRSA Member organisations and supporting the needs and interests of this strong, diverse and adaptable membership and the children, families and communities they serve. These Member organisations provide family and community services to approximately 400,000 clients from 1,300 outlets across Australia each year amidst an ever-changing fiscal and social landscape.

FRSA was established in July 2007 following the decision to a single representative structure. It was identified that the Australian community would benefit from a single, national peak body that would support organisations that provide family and relationship services. Please read more about our history.

From our establishment in 2007 to today, we have been an active and effective conduit for information flow between our Members (and other stakeholders) and the Australian Government.

Vision

The wellbeing of all children, families and communities in Australia is supported and protected.

Purpose

As the sector peak body we provide national leadership and representation. We foster collaboration and capacity building for family, relationships and community service organisations.

In order to achieve our purpose, FRSA will:

  1. Represent and promote the sector
  2. Provide value to members and other stakeholders
  3. Promote sector capacity and impact
  4. Foster innovation and collaboration
  5. Ensure good governance

For more about what we do and how we do it, please see our Strategic Plan 2018-21.

Our Members

Our Members organisations deliver the following family and relationship services:

Family Law services
  • Family Relationship Centres
  • Children’s Contact Services
  • Supporting Children after Separation Program
  • Parenting Orders Program
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Regional Family Dispute Resolution
  • Family Relationship Advice Line
  • Family Law Counselling (under FARS)
Children and Parenting services
  • Children and Parenting Support
  • Intensive Family Support Services
  • Child Support Advocacy
Adult Specialist Support services
  • Find and Connect Support Services
  • Royal Commission community based support services
  • Forced Adoption Services
  • Intercountry Adoption Services

Our member organisations also deliver numerous other services, including:

  • Post-Separation Parenting Programs
  • Family Relationship Counselling
  • Family and Domestic Violence Services
  • Men’s Services
  • Youth Services
  • Aged Services
  • Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Mental Health Services

To learn more about our Members and the services they offer, please visit our Members Directory.

To view more FRSA Publications, including earlier Annual Reports and Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), please click here to visit the FRSA Publications page.