Parenting Support

Hobsons Bay has a variety of parenting support programs and forums available to families within the municipality. These programs and forums are delivered by a range of service providers, including Hobsons Bay City Council, and range from practical parenting sessions, parenting groups to counselling and/or advice, just to name a few, all of which aim to provide support to parents and families in Hobsons Bay.

A calendar of parenting support programs and forums will be available to download here each term.

Term 1 2023 - Parenting Support Calendar(PDF, 46KB)


For a list of organisations that provide parenting resources for families, please refer to the links below.

Please note: Council does not provide these services directly or endorse any businesses listed on this page. Company listings are provided for information purposes only.


All Play Learn:

Resources and information to support children with disabilities and developmental challenges in early childhood education and care settings.



Amaze is the peak body for Autistic people and their supporters in Victoria. Offers free support line, workshops, information and resources.

Amaze — Shaping the future for autism


Aspergers Victoria:

Aspergers Victoria is a small not-for-profit organisation supporting Victorians who have Aspergers, who are autistic, or who have another similar neurodivergent profile. Offers support groups and events for our community to help them feel connected, supported, and empowered to live the life they want for themselves.


Association for Children with a Disability (ACD):

ACD is a not-for-profit organisation led by and for all families of children with disability aged 0 – 18 years old in Victoria. Offers free support line, workshops, information and resources.


E-Safety Commissioner:

The eSafety Early Years program provides advice on how parents and carers can support young children to have safe and enjoyable experiences online.


Parent Works:

ParentWorks is a freeonline program for Australian parents and caregivers of children 2 to 16. It provides parenting strategies to improve parenting skills, confidence and child behaviour.


Raising Children Network:

Articles, videos and interactive resources are tailored to different ages and stages, taking you from nurturing a newborn to raising a confident, resilient teen – and helping you to look after yourself as a parent too. Funded by the Australian Government.


Triple P – Positive Parenting Program:

The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ and is a toolbox of ideas and strategies. Triple P helps you manage behaviour, set rules and routines and raise happy and confident children.