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Relationships Australia South Australia


Relationships Australia South Australia has over 60 years’ experience in providing services that respond to the needs of South Australians. We are a not-for-profit, charitable organisation, with no religious affiliations.  Our purpose is to provide services which assist people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, with a particular focus on:

  • Those who are financially disadvantaged and are unable to access other services;
  • Those who are living with complex life situations;
  • Those who are affected by past experiences or health conditions which have a  impact on their lives.

At Relationships Australia South Australia we are here to provide the help needed to overcome difficulties so that people can bring about positive change in their lives.

We receive funding from both the Commonwealth and State governments. We are a member of the National Federation of Relationships Australia, which has member organisations in every Australian State and Territory.

Our approach

Our health and wellbeing services are based on a primary health approach. This broad approach recognises the importance of the social environment – families, friends, colleagues, communities – as an influence on how well we feel. We understand that life can have unexpected challenges and we support people during these times. We recognise that there are health inequalities in our society and we work closely with community groups to make sure our services are responsive to diverse experiences and needs.

We employ over 280 staff and provide services from eight different locations, in addition to outreach services to many communities and schools across South Australia. We are governed by a board of directors. For more information, see Governance.

Training and Education

We run The Australian Institute of Social Relations RTO 102358. We have provided high quality, accessible and cost-effective health and community services training, to a wide range of professional groups for 20 years.

We bring together current evidenced-based research, professional education and direct service delivery experience – offering a unique foundation for all our training.

We recognise that quality services rely on quality staff. We are committed to assisting staff to gain skills, knowledge, and attitudes that ensure quality community and human services.

Our nationally recognised training includes family dispute resolutioncounsellingyouth work, children’s services, and disability work. We partner with Relationships Australia NSW and Relationships Australia Western Australia to deliver some qualifications. Please see our website here for more information.

Adult Specialist Support Services

Find And Connect Support Services, Forced Adoption Services, Intercountry Adoption Services

Children and Parenting Services

Children And Parenting Services

Family Law Services

Children’s Contact Services, Family Dispute Resolution, Family Law Counselling (Under FARS), Family Relationship Centres, Regional Family Dispute Resolution, Supporting Children After Separation Program

General Services

Children And Parenting, Communities For Children – Facilitating Partners, Family And Relationship Services, Specialised Family Violence Services (SFVS)