Aboriginal torres strait services
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is a statutory, independent organization that reports to the Australian Government. This section of the Commission’s website is dedicated to social justice issues for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.
Australian Government Department of Health – Indigenous Health
The Australian Government’s website contains information on government programs and policies relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
This website provides information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. This website is a one-stop shop for improving the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The website of the Australian Government celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements. The website informs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander citizens about government programs and services. This website has sections on children and education, safety and well-being, jobs and land, and culture and capability.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
The peak national body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in Australia. These services provide holistic, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate health care to communities that control them.
National Indigenous Australians Agency
The Australian Government’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Agency works to improve their lives. It works closely with the Minister for Indigenous Australians to develop policies and programs that meet the needs of Indigenous Australians.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kinship Carers
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care is a national organization for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child services. It also offers training and resources to kinship caregivers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids. Call SNAICC at (03) 9489 8999.
The following is a listing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organizations in each state and territory, with phone numbers and links. These organizations offer a variety of programs that support kinship caregivers.
Australian Capital Territory
The Community Services Directorate Cultural Services Team is able to provide support and resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foster and kinship carers. Call (02) 6205-4966.
New South Wales
The NSW Child, Family, and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation offers training, support groups, and a newsletter. Phone (02 9559 5299.
The Aboriginal Statewide Foster Carer Support Service is a free phone advice and advocacy service that provides support to foster carers who care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids. Call 1800 888 698 for a free call.
Territory Families is a government agency in the Northern Territory. The guide for Kinship Carers contains information on caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in the Northern Territory. Also, you can read about changes in out-of-home care in the Northern Territory.
The Queensland Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children Protection Peak supports and strengthens the capacity of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander child protection agencies. The website contains a list of member organizations that provide family services in Queensland.
Aboriginal Family Support Services offers training to carers, support groups for children, and cultural camps. Phone (08). 8205 1500.
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre offers parenting advice, family support, and playgroups to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander caregivers in Tasmania. The Aboriginal Children’s Centre, located in Hobart, offers after-school and long day care for children aged up to 12. Call 1800 132260.
The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency provides programs in Victoria, such as training for caregivers, playgroups, and cultural strengthening. VACCA offers foster care, kinship care, and support to children leaving care. Call (03) 9287 8000.
Yorganop collaborates with government agencies, carers, and Aboriginal communities in Western Australia to ensure the safe care of Aboriginal children. It offers training and support to foster and kinship caregivers.