The Southern NSW Family Referral Service (FRS)

The Southern NSW Family Referral Service (FRS) provides advice and links families, children and young people in need of assistance with appropriate services and other community support available in their local area.

Southern NSW FRS is operated by Marymead in partnership with MacKillop Family Services in twelve NSW Local Government Areas. Those being Palerang Regional (Queanbeyan) Council, Yass Valley, Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Upper Lachlan Shire, Oberon Shire, Hilltops Council, Weddin Shire, Eurobodalla Shire, Bombala Shire, Snowy River Shire, Cooma-Monaro Shire and Bega Valley Shire.

Being a young person or parent is not always easy and there are times when we could all use some help. The FRS listens to your needs and refers you to the right service, which could help you with the following:

  • Domestic violence experiences
  • Housing and accommodation access
  • Financial assistance
  • Counselling and mediation
  • Parenting support
  • Mental health concerns
  • Finding culturally appropriate support

There are many other services that you might need and the FRS can help you to find them.

How to contact the FRS

Phone the intake line on 1300 736 384 or email

Funding Body

FRS is funded by NSW Government Health, Kids & Families.