For Dads

Online tips, resources and information specifically for dads

Why Fathers Matter

The Fathering Project – New Fathering Research
Karitane – Dads make a difference

Websites for Fathers

Direct Advice for Dads
Raising Children – Fathers


Pop Culture Parenting – One paediatrician dad and one “developing” dad
Radio/Podcasts – Maggie Dent – Including The good enough dad
How Other Dads Dad – Hamish Blake

Apps for Dads

Milkman app on Google Play – for new and expectant dads
Milkman app on Apple – for new and expectant dads
Ready to COPE – Free pregnancy app and app for new parents
Bright Tomorrows – Building brains app from the Telethon Kids Institute
Raising Children – Raising healthy minds app.

Agencies with Programs/Support for Fathers

Relationships WA
The Fathering Project
Anglicare Menstime

Workshops/Programs for Dads and Parents

Programs for NW Metro (Perth and Northern Suburbs)
Shire of Mundaring, City of Swan, Town of Bassendean and City of Bayswater
Communicare – Parenting Support Services: South East Metro
Meerilinga – Parenting Courses and Services: Southern Suburbs
Relationships WA – Courses and Workshops
Wanslea – Parenting Support Workshop
4Dads Mandurah Pinjarra – Support for fathers of children up to 18 years in the Mandurah and Pinjarra areas

Online Workshops/Programs

You’re Going to be a Dad Online – Ngala – Online workshop for Dads to be
Now You’re a Dad – Ngala – 3 week online program for new fathers. Check back for dates
Find a group session – Ngala – Workshops and sessions for parents
Online circle of security for dads – Learn new ways to understand and respond to your children’s behaviour
Birthing Dads – For expecting and new fathers
Support for Fathers – Dadstuff Workshops
SMS4dads – Receive free text messages, support, info & tips – especially for dads & dads-to-be
Parentshop – Online parenting course on guiding behaviour aimed at 2 years and above
Parentworks – Online course for dads with children 2 years and above – Online parenting program with dads in mind

Dads Groups

Mr Perfect – Men’s BBQs in Perth
Australian Dads Network – Opportunity to connect with other dads online
Belmont Dads Group – Meet every Sunday at Tomato Lake Playground, Belmont
The Man Walk – Men getting together to walk, talk and support

Expectant and New Dads

You’re Going to be a Dad Online – Ngala – Online workshop for dads to be
Now You’re a Dad – Ngala – Online program for new fathers
Parental Leave Pay – Can be shared between parents/carers
Pregnancy to Parenthood Clinic – Expecting and new parents experiencing emotional difficulties
ABC Attachment – Home visiting program to support infant attachment
Nurse Practitioner Consultation Service – Ngala – Tailored care and support for your child’s health and wellbeing
Pregnancy to Parenthood Clinic – Free counselling for new and expecting parents

Rural Dads

Regional Mens Health – Health and wellbeing for rural and regional men
WA Country Health Service – Support for child development
Midwest Region
Parenting Connection WA – Supporting WA Parents – select Midwest
Child and Parent Centre – Rangeway
Centacare Family Services Geraldton – See Men’s Hub
Pregnancy to Parenthood Clinic – Expecting and new parents experiencing emotional difficulties – See men’s hub
Men’s Community Intervention Service | Desert Blue Connect
Family and Domestic Violence Archives – Communicare
Gascoyne Region
Parenting Connection WA – Supporting WA Parents – Select Gascoyne
Carnarvon Family Support Service

Deadly Dads

ForWhen Helpline – Mental health support for expectant and new parents (inc dads). Aboriginal Liaison Officer available.
Ngala – ngalang moort ngalang kurlangah
Indigo Junction – Strong Fathers
Raising Children – Indigenous dads
SMS4Dads – Deadly Dads: texts with info for you and bub
STAYIN’ ON TRACK – Place to yarn about being a young dad
Baby Coming You Ready? Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents-to-be and new parents
WellMob – Mind, body, culture online resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Dads and Reading

Benefits of fathers reading to kids
Kids books about dad
Kids books starring dads

Nutrition for Children

Crunch and Sip – Tips for school lunch boxes
Parents – nom! – food bank tips

LBGTIQ+ Resources

Gay Dads WA
Living Proud – Promoting the wellbeing of the LGBTIQ+ community in WA
Rainbow Families – A voice for LGBTQ+ families and their children

Grandparent and Kinship Carers

Wanslea Grandcare
Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren
Support for Grandparent Carers – Family Tax Benefit – Services Australia
Australia-wide services for grandparent carers and kinship carers
Phone: 1800 245 965
TTY: 1800 810 586 (for callers with hearing or speech impairment)
Raising Children – Grandparent and kinship carers: services

Young Fathers/Parents

Ngala Program for Young Parents – Rockingham
Young Parents Support Service – Gosnells
Teen Family Centre – Balga High School
Brave Foundation – support for expecting and parenting teens
For Dads – SMS4dads

CaLD/Multicultural Dads

Ishar – supporting women and families from refugee and migrant backgrounds
Multicultural Services Centre WA – supporting culturally and linguistically diverse Western Australians
The Fathering Project – Getting support as a CaLD father

Mental Health and Wellbeing

ForWhen Helpline – Mental health support for expectant and new parents (inc dads)
Beyond Blue
PANDA – Dads mental health and wellbeing
New Dads – mental health
DadSpace – Free online program to help Aussie dads to feel better
RaphaelServices – emotional support for dads
Mental health self-test – online self-test to check how you are travelling

FIFO Families

FIFO Families – Resources for workers

Alcohol and Other Drugs Support

Alcohol and Drug Foundation – Find a service in your local area
Turning Point – Addiction treatment, education and research
Holyoake – Specialist Alcohol and Other Drug, and Mental Health Support Service

Disability Support

NDIS – Western Australia
Autism – Dads Support Groups
Kiind – Navigate the world of disability
Carers WA

Separated Dads

Lifeline – Support for separated parents
Lifeline – Workshop
Relationships WA – Fathering After Separation
dadsindistress – Support for separated dads
Emerging Minds –Resources for separated parents

Crisis Support/Information for Men

Mensline – telephone and online counselling for men
Mens Family Violence Helpline
Lifeline – 24-hour crisis support

Loss and Bereavement

Lionheart Camp For Kids – Support for children and families to navigate grief
Men’s Grief Support Library – Knowledge shared by grief counsellors
Men and abortion – How to support a partner and how you might feel about it
Dads Who Are Grieving – SMS4dads
Red Nose – grief and loss support

High-risk Pregnancies and Premature Births

Tiny Sparks WA – For high-risk pregnancies and babies born premature or sick
Helpinglittlehands – supporting and empowering families of premature and sick babies
NICU Dads Messages – SMS4dads

Information and Referrals for Dads

Fathers/mothers and others looking for information about dads groups, workshops and courses for dads, or just tips and support for parenting – email

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DadsWA is seeking input from fathers/father figures who can draw on their lived experience to help us ensure we are meeting the parenting needs of fathers as best we can.  If you are interested in being a part of this, please email

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