Early Parenting Support

Tresillian Family Care Centres is Australia’s largest Early Parenting Service offering professional advice, education and guidance to families with a baby, toddler or pre-schooler.

Tresillian has helped generations of parents over the last 100 years providing reassurance and support with:
  • Settling baby & Sleep difficulties
  • Breastfeeding & Bottle-feeding
  • Introducing solids
  • Multiple babies
  • Understanding baby’s cues
  • Toddler Behaviour
  • Parental emotional & psychological well-being  (ie stress, anxiety)

Tresillian’s Help Services

Tresillian has 12 Family Care Centres across New South Wales along with a Tresillian 2U mobile early parenting van operating on the mid north coast of NSW. 

Programs include Day Services, where families visit a Tresillian Centre for a morning/afternoon or receive a visit from a Tresillian Nurse at home.  These services are located in Sydney at Canterbury, Wollstonecraft and Nepean and in rural areas, at Albury Wodonga, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Coffs Harbour, Taree, Queanbeyan, Lismore and Wagga Wagga.  

Tresillian also has three inpatient Residential Units for families with more complex parenting issues.  Families can live in for 4-nights/5-days at one of these Units located in Sydney at Willoughby, Canterbury and Nepean. 

A Referral from a GP or Child & Family Health Nurse is required for admission to Day Services and Tresillian Residential.

Tresillian’s Parent’s Help Line

Professional advice from a Tresillian Nurse

1300 272 736

Available Monday-Sunday


Live Advice

Live chat with a Tresillian Nurse

Visit tresillian.org.au

Available Monday to Friday



Tresillian’s Day Services, Parent’s Help Line and Live Advice services are free. Residential admissions are covered by Medicare/Private Health Fund.


Tresillian’s Social Impact

Download our 2019 Social Impact Statement.

Commonly asked questions

  • Can I book myself into Tresillian?

    No, an on-line referral is required from a health professional such as your GP, Paediatrician or Child and Family Health Nurse. Once Tresillian has received your referral you will receive information by email or post explaining what happens next. If you have a concern or question about your baby, call the Tresillian Parent’s Help Line on 1300 2PARENT - 1300 272 736 (7am-11pm) or visit Tresillian Live Advice hosted by JohnsonsBaby.com.au for free online advice from a Tresillian Nurse.

  • How much does it cost?

    Day Services are covered by Medicare. Residential Services are covered by Medicare and/or your family’s private health fund. If both parents stay overnight one parent is a boarder and an accommodation/meals charge applies per day. You will be advised of the current rate prior to your admission.