About

About

For Individuals, Couples & Families

Empowering people to build respectful relationships.

75 years

of supporting Australian relationships

90,006

client sessions delivered in FY2021/22

25% of clients

are migrants from diverse cultures

Welcoming

Our commitment to diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity informs everything we do, from client service delivery, to recruitment and staff training.

Our services are welcoming and inclusive for everyone — regardless of cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial situation, or family structure. 

Listening

We offer connection, belonging and a place for people to feel seen and heard.

We’re passionate about building sustained and meaningful relationships and partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and non Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read more in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). 

Influencing

Our work in thought leadership and with the media is a powerful way of connecting with millions of Australians to share relationship insights and knowledge

We also help to contribute to the public conversation through our speaking engagements at peak industry events and educational forums.

Our History

We originally launched in a number of states under the name Marriage Guidance Council, to support soldiers returning from World War II.

1948

Individual state and territory organisations join together to form the National Marriage Guidance Council of Australia.

1953

The Australian government begins providing valuable funding, allowing us to expand our reach and range of services.

1956

Reflecting the broader scope of our work and the changing needs and family choices of Australians, we rename to Relationships Australia.

1994

First annual ‘Neighbour Day’ is held, in response to the growing loneliness epidemic in Australia – encouraging neighbours to foster closer connections.

2002

We help over 33,000 people in NSW yearly through our 21 centres and outreach locations, as well as online, with an ever-expanding range of virtual services.

2022

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Relationships Australia NSW. We reflect on the evolution of relationship connections over the past seven and a half decades.

2023

Woman looking up and forwards to the future.

Our Strategy + Impact

Looking Ahead

Each year our Annual Reports are a chance for us to reflect on the previous year, celebrate the challenges we’ve overcome, and measure the impact we’ve had in the communities we work with.

Person talking to a group of people.

Our Board + Staff

Our People

We couldn’t do what we do without the ongoing dedication of our talented and diverse team of staff and board members.

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Careers

Join the Team

We’re always on the lookout for passionate individuals who care about making a difference in peoples’ lives.

Funders

Partners

Relationships are the threads that connect us to each other and the world we all shape and share.

RELATIONSHIPS

CONNECT US

Relationships Australia NSW will be closed from Saturday 23 December 2023 until Tuesday 2 January 2024.  

Click here for more information. 

If you are in crisis, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Relationships Australia NSW will be closed from Saturday 23 December 2023 until Tuesday 2 January 2024.  


This closure includes all local centres, head office and our customer care team. For any enquiries during this period, please email enquiries@ransw.org.au and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as we reopen.

Click here for more information. 
If you are in crisis, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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