Separation Resources

Reliable sources of the latest research and helpful tools.

Call Triple Zero (000) whenever you are worried about your safety or the safety of another person or child.

If you are experiencing domestic and family violence or need advice or support about domestic and family violence, please contact the National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service (1800 RESPECT) on 1800 737 732 for 24/7 advice and support. A men’s referral service is available on 1300 766 491 or via online chat at

Lifeline provides general and crisis telephone counselling if you need extra support or advice about issues in your life. Call 13 11 14.

Marnie Cooper Separation Strategist and Family Mediator Sydney and online

Separation Resources

Online Safety

How to delete your browsing history and browse privately
eSafety Commissioner

Parent resources on a range of online safety issues.

Family Law

Websites have general legal information, but all legal problems are different, so do see a lawyer to get legal advice about your own situation.

Law Term Finder
An online dictionary of family law terms and phrases developed by Macquarie University
Attorney General’s Department
Provides an overview of the Family Law Act 1974, the rights of children, family dispute resolution, the Family Law system, support services, family violence, superannuation splitting laws and the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners Registry.
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA)
Detailed information on separation and divorce, Parenting Plans, Financial Agreements and Consent Orders. Further links to publications, forms, and fees.
FCFCOA Judgements with summaries and a search option.
Family Violence Law Help
Information by National Legal Aid includes free law advice and access to the Family Advocacy and Support Service.
Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
A searchable database provided by UTS and UNSW Faculties of Law of judgements made by the FCFCOA Division 2 Family Law.


Zero to Three
Resources for parents of babies and infants on a range of topics, including developmental stages, sleep, play, behaviour, and parenting approaches.
Articles, guides and links to support on a huge range of topics from pregnancy through to teenage years, and parenthood. Includes an A-to-Z health database.
Emerging Minds
A huge range of fact sheets, guides, webinars and tools on mental health and wellbeing of children and families.
Family Relationships Online
Services, support information, and links, including downloadable publications on parenting orders and answering children’s questions about separation.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies
Research on various family structures and issues is presented as overviews, whitepapers and articles.


Australian Psychology Association
How psychologists can help, types of psychologists, and find a psychologist database.
Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University
Programs (including Cool Kids Anxiety Program), online services and a clinic for mental health.
Information and services on mental health and wellbeing, searchable by you or your child.

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