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International Social Service (ISS) Australia provides social work, legal and mediation services to families and children across international borders. Our services include family tracing and reunification, international family mediation, kinship care and other child welfare matters, and assistance for families experiencing international parental child abduction. We are the independent Australian arm of the ISS network, spanning over 100 countries worldwide. We receive government funding for some services, but rely on fees, donations and other income to continue providing the full range of our services.

2017 Children and Families Across Borders conference

ISS Australia and the University of Melbourne’s Department of Social Work will jointly present a 2nd Children and Families Across Borders conference in mid-2017, building on their successful first joint conference in April 2016. Stay tuned for further information soon!

Latest News

Family Fun Day fundraiser – 22 Oct 2017

Children’s Rights International in partnership with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation are holding a family fun day fundraiser at the Dominique Portet winery in the Yarra Valley, on Sun 22 October 2017. Click below for more info.


Can you spare 6 mins to advance children’s rights?

ISS Australia’s Child Rights Australia initiative is developing an online child rights training course. Click below to go to a quick survey which will help our developers fine-tune course content and structure to best meet your needs.


ISS Australia signs statement on NT Intervention

ISS Australia’s Executive Director recently signed a statement from eminent Australians calling for an end to 10 years of Intervention in the Northern Territory. The statement can be accessed by clicking below.


ISS Australia gratefully acknowledges funding from the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, enabling the provision of Australia-wide child abduction services and intercountry casework services in NSW respectively.
ISS Australia also gratefully acknowledges funding from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services enabling provision of our Intercountry Adoption Tracing and Reunification Service across Australia, free of charge.
ISS Australia is a proud research partner of the Dept of Social Work at the University of Melbourne.
ISS Australia is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

Please note: ISS Australia’s NSW Office is located at Suite 501, 80 William St, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011 (NB: not the address below – we are unable to change the page footer).