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Updated April 2012

What is it?

ACT Child and Family Centres are for families with young children in Belconnen, Gungahlin and Tuggeranong. The Centres focus on providing services to families with young children. The Centres are part of the Community Services Directorate. The Centres are staffed by professionals including social workers, psychologists, maternal and child health nurses and are designed to provide a range of support programs to assist parents and young children (pre-birth to eight years).
The Centres provide a range of services which include:

  • Case management (ongoing support to parents with a dedicated child and family workers).
  • Growing Healthy Families (community development program and parenting support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents)
  • Drop-in parenting hub - intake information for parents, referral options
  • Group parenting programs including Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), Lifestyle Triple P, new parents’ groups (ACT Health), Learn Giggle Grow, Paint and Play (facilitated outdoor playgroups)
  • ParentLink parenting guides - information and tips for parents
  • Maternal and Child Health nurses (ACT Health)
  • Midwifery clinics (ACT Health)
  • Speech pathology (Therapy ACT)
  • Relationships Australia counselling service
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS - ACT Health)
  • ACT Housing appointments.

Who runs it?

Child and Family Centres, Community Services Directorate.


Cnr Ernest Cavanagh Street and Gungahlin Place
Ph: (02) 6207 0120
Fax: (02) 6205 5084
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
159 Anketell St
(Tuggeranong Town Centre, opposite the Hyperdome)
Ph: (02) 6207 8228
Fax: (02) 6207 0540
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday
West Belconnen
Cnr Starke & Luke Sts
Ph: (02) 6205 2904
Fax: (02) 6205 4318
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday