Early Parenting Support

Tresillian Family Care Centres is Australia’s largest not-for-profit Early Parenting Service offering professional advice, education and guidance to families with a baby, toddler or pre-schooler. Tresillian has helped generations of parents for over 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  (i.e. stress, anxiety)

Tresillian’s Help Services

Tresillian has Family Care Centres across New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT along with 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, Dubbo, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Taree, Queanbeyan, Lismore, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Muswellbrook, Armidale, Moruya, Goulburn, Cowra and in the ACT at Curtin. 

Tresillian also has 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, Macksville and Nepean and in the ACT at Curtin. 

Tresillian's Virtual Residential Parenting Service​ is a free 5-day, 4-night service with access to parenting support 24/7. Over the five days that you are enrolled in this service, you can speak with a Tresillian child and family nurse, GP, psychologist and social worker. There will be planned sessions every day and 24-hour support if you need to contact a nurse outside of these sessions. This service is accessed on your own device at home.

The Early Years Parenting Mobile Van Tresillian 2U regularly visit's families in towns and communities​ on a rotational basis with bases at the following areas: NSW Mid North Coast, Inverell, Queanbeyan, Eurobodalla, Tweed and Bathurst.

Admission to Tresillian services are via self referral or referral from a health professional.

The Tresillian Parent’s Help Line

For Self Referral and Professional advice from a Tresillian Nurse

Our Nurses can provide helpful advice and assist you to access the Tresillian service which will best meet your needs.

1300 272 736
Available 7 days a week, 7am-11pm


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

Our Social Impact

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The First 2000 Days 

Tresillian’s health professionals promote the importance of the first 2000 days and the actions that can be taken to get better health outcomes for children.
The First 2000 Days Framework (NSW Ministry of Health)