Family Relationship Centres
A Family Relationship Centre can help you by providing information about family relationships at all stages – forming new relationships, overcoming relationship difficulties or dealing with separation.
If you are going through separation, staff will talk with you to help you focus on your children’s needs and help you decide what to do next.
Family Relationship Centres specialise in providing joint Family Dispute Resolution mediation sessions with the other parent or family members to help you agree on parenting arrangements.
Centre staff can also refer you to other specialist services that can help, such as family law counselling or programs about parenting after separation.
Centres also offer a range of other services and programs such as information sessions and seminars.
- provision of information, support and referrals for families
- education and child focused sessions
- specialist child consultant
- provision of family dispute resolution (mediation)
- drafting of parenting plans
- issuing s60I certificates under the Family Law Act
Who this service is for
Family Relationship Centres provide information and referrals for families at any stage of their relationships, as well as individual and joint Family Dispute Resolution sessions for separating or separated families.
The Centre is funded by the Australian Government. Family Relationship Centers provide information, referral and individual sessions free of charge.
Centres also provide up to one hour of joint Family Dispute Resolution sessions free of charge.
Family Relationship Centres will charge clients earning $50,000 or more gross annual income $30 per hour for the second and third hours of Family Dispute Resolution
How this service is delivered
Family Relationship Centres are based in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport
Hobart Family Relationship Centre
Launceston Family Relationship Centre
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