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Support for migrants to Australia

If you are new to Australia, find out how the government and community organisations can support you.

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Daisy app

Daisy connects people experiencing violence or abuse to local services across Australia.

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About Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national service from the Australian Government providing advice, support and information for parents.

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Cultural practices and preferences when having a baby

In Australia, you have choices about where and how to have your baby. Learn about the many services to help support you whatever your background.

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Raising a child when your family is overseas

Raising a child and building family relationships over distance can be hard. Learn where to get support and how to involve family who live far away.

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Pregnancy, Birth and Baby for health professionals

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby can help health professionals guide their patients through pregnancy, having a baby and raising a child.

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Raising bilingual children

Being bilingual means that you can speak 2 languages. Learn more about the benefits of speaking multiple languages on your child’s development.

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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 insurance.

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Obstetric violence

Obstetric violence includes any act that causes harm in the context of pregnancy care. Learn more about obstetric violence here.

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Your baby and the first few weeks

The first few weeks at home with your newborn can be an exciting but daunting time, particularly if you are new parents. Find out what care and support are available to you after you leave hospital.

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