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 Family Care services across three states and a national Parent's Help Line, Day Services and Inpatient Residential services

National Parent's Help Line call 1300 272 736


Day Services:

In metropolitan Sydney, Tresillian has Day Services at Tresillian Canterbury, Nepean and Wollstonecraft.

In Regional NSW, Tresillian has Day Services located at Broken Hill, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Grafton, Lismore, Queanbeyan, Taree, Wagga Wagga.

The Early Years Parenting Mobile Service Tresillian 2U Van travels around the Mid-North Coast NSW. (Wauchope, Kempsey, Macksville, Bowraville) taking support to families in rural locations

Satellite Day Services include:
Cooma, Woolgoolga, Grafton, Bulahdelah, Cootamundra, Coonamble

Albury Wodonga
 Tresillian Parents & Babies (Day Service)


Residential Services:

In metropolitan Sydney,  Tresillian has Day Services at Tresillian Canterbury, Nepean and Willoughby.

In Regional NSW Tresillian has a residential unit at Macksville – (8-bed capacity Residential Unit)

Tresillian has the  QEII Family Centre at Curtin (26-bed capacity Residential Unit)


Referral to Tresillian

Ask your GP or Child and Family Health Nurse for a Referral

Self Refer to a Tresillian Service  by calling Tresillian’s Parent’s Help Line.

Tresillian’s Parent’s Help Line

Professional advice from a Tresillian Nurse

1300 272 736

Available 7 days



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

Tresillian’s Social Impact

Download our 2020 Social Impact Statement (Year Ending 30th June 2020)

Commonly asked questions

  • Can I book myself into Tresillian?

    NSW families can ask their GP or Child and Family Health Nurse for a Referral to Tresillian or Self Refer to Tresillian's services. Our Nurses are only a call away, ready to provide a listening ear, helpful advice and to assist you to access the Tresillian service which will best meet your needs. Call the Tresillian Parent’s Help Line on 1300 272 736.

  • What are the reasons for Self Referral to Tresillian in NSW?

    Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming and exhausting. Add to that the stresses of self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it means parenting can be even more difficult. Tresillian can help you and your family during this challenging time with: Practical guidance and support on what you can do to help your baby sleep better, Feeding your baby - Breastfeeding or bottlefeeding, Working out baby’s sleep/feed/play daily rhythm or pattern, Toddler behaviour, Coping with twins or triplets, Self-care – your own emotional health and wellbeing especially during COVID-19.

  • 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.