Welcome to Home-Start Family Services Australia

More wonderful Home-Start volunteers ready to be linked with a family.



            Home-Start               volunteers at their training.  

Subjects covered were Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Confidentiality and Boundaries, Baby Massage, Early Brain Development and The Importance of Play.  

Our Volunteers thoroughly enjoyed their preparation course and can't wait to be linked with their first Home-Start family.


To all the wonderful people who donated - they did it! 10.5km fun run along beautiful Lake Macquarie. They ran, walked, danced and laughed the whole way.

Thanks Kerrylee from JB Hunter Technology for joining the Home-Start team and to the support team of Paul, Steve and George. 
Babies, children and parents needing help will get the support they need.  
It's not too late to donate, if you forgot and you'd still like to... go to the link below and follow the prompts to give online via credit card. 

Home-Start is a charity so all donations over $2 are tax deductible which means you'll get 20-30% back. A receipt will be sent for every donation.



Michelle and Val from Home-Start in Newcastle  are taking part in the Lake Macquarie Running (Walking) Festival at Warner’s Bay on 30 August to raise funds for Home-Start Australia.

Click on Michelle or Val’s names to donate….  Or both :)    



We believe that we all need a helping hand sometimes, and that every parent should have the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life. All Home-Start services are free to families.

Home-Start Family Services is a non-profit, non-government organisation that has been working with families and children in Australia since 1989. Home-Start provides Volunteer Home Visiting Services, as well as Family Workers, Parenting Support Services,  Navigating Fatherhood ProgramsTriple P Parenting Programs, Circle of Security Parenting Programs, Early Literacy Programs, New Parents Groups, Supported Playgroups, Family Wellbeing & Nutrition and many community programs and events for families and volunteers.

Home-Start National Inc. establishes new Home-Start schemes and maintains a close relationship with all local Home-Start schemes throughout Australia.  Home-Start operates in 26 countries around the world Home-Start Worldwide 
If you would like more information about how to establish a Home-Start scheme in your area, we would be happy to hear from you. 
Please call (02) 49529488 
Email ceo@homestartaustralia.org

EAT MOVE LIVE       http://www.eatmovelive.com.au    

This is to certify that 'a sound home start in life is without doubt the most fundamental feature in family survival.  Home-Start volunteers should be attached to every new mum/parent that needs or wants a mature, experienced, empathetic ear to assist them in getting off to a good start.  A good home start means a good start to life and it is these volunteers that in many ways take the place of the extended family and neighbourly advice of yesteryear.

I would encourage every government at every level and every political persuasion to treat this community initiative with enthusiastic respect and support' 

Dr John Irvine,  National Patron    Home-Start Australia

Consultant Psychologist and Author of “Who’d be a Parent”, “A Handbook for Happy Families” and “Thriving at School”.