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Organisations that offer family tracing within Australia.

Although The Salvation Army Australia no longer provides family tracing services, there are several other agencies and organisations that may be of help detailed below.

Family Tracing

Link-Up (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
NSW Phone: 1800 624 332
QLD Phone: 1800 200 855

Red Cross (families separated by war, disaster or migration)
Phone: 1800 875 199 (free call from anywhere in Australia)

Relationships Australia (mediation only)
Phone: 1300 364 277

Special Search Service

The service is for families separated by government intervention in NSW (for example adoption, being under the care of the Minister, foster care, or being placed in a children’s home in NSW)

Please contact the new provider for this service
International Social Service Australia
Phone: 1300 657 843
By email:

Post Adoption support agencies

The Benevolent Society
Phone: 1800 726 732
Includes PARC (post adoption resource centre) & PASQ (post adoption support QLD)

Jigsaw QLD
Phone: 07 3358 6666

Forced Adoption Support Service (FASS)
Phone: 1800 210 313

Find and Connect – forgotten Australians and child migrants
Phone: 1800 161 109

Lotus Place (QLD)
Phone: 07 3347 8500

Wattle Place (NSW)
Phone: 1800 663 844

If you require immediate emotional support, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14

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