Child and Family Centres 

Child and Family Centres sit within the Community Services Directorate (CSD) portfolio, within Child and Youth Protection Services (CYPS).

Child and Family Centres are a service system that aims to:

  • Positively influence the developmental pathways and life trajectory of children
  • Build capacity and resiliency of families to support their children
  • Strengthen the linkages and connections of families to supportive communities

The work of the Child and Family Centres in the Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen communities contributes to the fulfilment of the ACT Government’s vision for all people to reach their potential, make a contribution and share the benefits of an inclusive community (Canberra Social Plan, 2011).

Please see the Programs and Services page for more information regarding the services offered through the Child and Family Centres.

Alternatively, you can download the Guide to Our Programs & Services by clicking the link below.

Child & Family Centres ACT – A Guide to Our Programs & Services [PDF 2.8MB]

Video example of services offered at Tuggeranong Child and Family Centre External Link
Transcript - Example of services offered at Tuggeranong Child and Family Centre [PDF 117KB] [Word 81KB]

Drop-in Parenting Support

Parents are invited to visit their local Child and Family Centre, chat with a trained professional about parenting, ask questions and get information. This can lead to ongoing, one-to-one support with a child and family worker.

Staff are available to speak with parents and service providers – Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, wither in person or by phoning your local centre – about a range of issues including:

  • General parenting
  • Adjusting to being a parent
  • Family relationship issues
  • Your child’s behaviour

This service is free of charge and available without an appointment.

Where: Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen Child and Family Centres
When: 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday
How: Drop-in or call your local centre
Who: For parents and carers of young children