What we can do for you

by Family Support

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All across Australia, your local Down syndrome organisations have fully trained Family Support staff who are there for our members and the community. The state & territory organisations offer support to families covering all stages of life but here we take a look at the resources available to new parents and families with a child under 18.

“When a new baby with Down syndrome is born, I can visit the family either in hospital or at home depending on what the parents would like. I have visited a family on the day their child was born in hospital, as they really wanted to talk and have the New Parent Pack that day.”


State and territory organisations

Down Syndrome Northern Territory


(08) 8985 6222

Down Syndrome Association of Queensland    


(07) 3356 6655

Down Syndrome New South Wales


(02) 9841 4444

Down Syndrome Victoria


(03) 9486 9600 or 1300 658 873

ACT Down Syndrome Association


(02) 6290 0656

Down Syndrome Tasmania


1300 592 050

Down Syndrome South Australia


(08) 8245 4600

Down Syndrome Western Australia


(08) 9368 4002 or 1800 623 544