We’re Relationship People
Our relationships have the power to transform our lives. They're at the heart of how we live as individuals and communities.
Relationships Australia NSW has been helping people build and maintain safe and respectful relationships for 75 years.
By offering services that inform, educate and empower, we seek to spotlight the value of relationships – and support people to give them the time, energy and respect they need to grow and thrive.
Empowering people to build respectful relationships.
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.
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).
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.
We originally launched in a number of states under the name Marriage Guidance Council, to support soldiers returning from World War II.
Individual state and territory organisations join together to form the National Marriage Guidance Council of Australia.
The Australian government begins providing valuable funding, allowing us to expand our reach and range of services.
Reflecting the broader scope of our work and the changing needs and family choices of Australians, we rename to Relationships Australia.
First annual ‘Neighbour Day’ is held, in response to the growing loneliness epidemic in Australia – encouraging neighbours to foster closer connections.
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.
Our Strategy + Impact
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.
Our Board + Staff
We couldn’t do what we do without the ongoing dedication of our talented and diverse team of staff and board members.