Parental rights and finances
Medicare during pregnancy
Medicare is a health insurance scheme funded by the Australian government. Find out what is covered by Medicare during pregnancy and after your baby i...
Medicare and other benefits
Medicare provides all Australians (and some overseas visitors) access to a wide range of health and hospital services at low or no cost.
Private health insurance and pregnancy
If you are planning to have a child and want private health insurance, there are things to consider such as waiting periods and what is covered.
Public versus private care during pregnancy
When having a baby, you may want to decide between public and private care for the birth. Find out more about the care providers and cost.
Pregnancy and newborn care on a visa in Australia
Pregnancy and newborn care are available in Australia on a visa. There may be extra costs if you're not covered by Medicare or private health insuranc...
Payments for families
Payments to support families are available from the Australian Government if you are the parent or carer of a child. Find out if you might be eligible...
Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B
Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B is a payment to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children. Find out more about these payments.
Child Care Subsidy
The Child Care Subsidy is a payment designed to help with the costs of child care. Find out whether you might be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy h...
Dental benefits for kids (CDBS)
The Australian Government's Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) helps cover the cost of your child's dental care.
The law sets out the rights and responsibilities of parents when bringing up children. Find out more about parental rights on this page.
Disability rights for children
Disabled children have the same rights to education and other services as other kids. Learn more about disability rights and where to seek assistance.
Financial support for rural families
Many families with children and babies live in rural and remote areas. Find out what financial assistance is available to families in the country.
Financial support for teenage parents
One of the biggest concerns as a young parent is how to support yourself and your child. Learn more about financial support for teenage parents.