You are not alone if you are feeling worried, not sleeping well or need advice about anything that may affect your ability to look after your children. 

There are many telephone and online services you can contact for support and practical aid.


13 22 89

8am – midnight 7 days a week

Tweddle tipsheets for parents with children aged under 5 can be translated into many languages – press translate button in bottom right hand corner of webpage.

Telephone and online support for adults and young people

Support for new and expecting mums and dads

Sleep for adults and children


Food relief

Victorian Government emergency relief packages

If you are self-isolating, you may be eligible for an emergency relief package.

Call the dedicated coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398

The hotline can also refer people to other support services if needed.

Centrelink payments

Legal Information Covid-19 and parenting issues

Magistrate’s Court of Victoria information


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