Services for parents in regional areas

Regional Parenting Services are funded by the Department to provide education and support to parents to help them foster their skills and confidence to meet their children’s needs and improve their children’s health, wellbeing, learning and development.

Regional Parenting Services can be delivered as education/information sessions, group-based programs or individual counselling. They seek to provide opportunities for both a broad universal base of parents to increase knowledge and for families experiencing complex parenting challenges that require more individualised support.

Regional Parenting Services are guided by the key principles of:

  • Flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of parents, families and the community
  • Diversity in programs to ensure the diverse needs of parents can be met
  • Efficiency and partnership to coordinate programs and services to avoid duplication.

For your closest regional parenting service, see the following list of regional offices.

Regional offices  

Barwon South Western region

Regional Parenting Service - City of Greater Geelong

Eastern metropolitan region

Parentzone - Anglicare Eastern

Gippsland region

Parentzone - Anglicare Gippsland

Grampians region

Centacare - Ballarat

Hume region

Upper Hume Community Health Service
10-12 Stanley Street
Wodonga 3690
Phone: (02) 6022 8844      

Goulburn Valley Community Health Service
272 Maude Street
Shepparton 3630
Phone: 5831 7433

Loddon Mallee region

Loddon Mallee Regional Parenting Service
CatholicCare Sandhurst (CCS)    
176-178 McCrae Street
Bendigo 3550
Phone: 5438 1300 

Northern metropolitan region

Anglicare Victoria
239 Murray Road
Preston 3072
Phone: 0458 550 071

Southern metropolitan region

Anglicare Victoria
Level 1, 66-68 Main Street
Pakenham 3810
Phone: 5945 2000

Western metropolitan region

MacKillop Family Services
118 Commercial Road
Footscray 3011
Phone: 9680 8444