Living in NSW
Starting a family
Families NSW is the Government’s overarching strategy to enhance the health and wellbeing of children up to 8 years old and their families.
If you're planning to have a baby it is advisable to be well informed and prepared to provide the best care for yourself and your baby.
A comprehensive reference guide for women who are pregnant or planning to have a baby.
All you need to know about registering the birth of your child. You need to register the birth of your child within 60 days of birth.
Access is an excellent resource for information, support and referrals for couples experiencing difficulties in achieving pregnant.
Foster care is provided to children and young people who are unable to live with their own families.
Adoption is the legal process which permanently transfers all the legal rights and responsibilities of being a parent from the child's birth parents to the adoptive parents.
Under the National Employment Standards in the Fair Work Act 2009, parental leave is an unpaid period of time off that employees get when they become parents. This entitlement covers the birth of children and also adoption.
The Family Assistance Office has been set up by the Australian Government to give Australian families better access to government services. Instead of going to different agencies to get family assistance, families are able to get all their payments from just one place - the Family Assistance Office.
A comprehensive list of all hospitals in NSW and contact information.
Find out everything you need to know about giving birth to your baby.
Popular baby names registered in NSW from 1995 - Present.
In this section, you will find answers to most of your breastfeeding questions.
A comprehensive guide to help you raise your child including nutrition, learning and safety for all stages of childhood.
Find out about the types of childcare available, benefits available to you and more.