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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 assistance for families experiencing international parental child abduction, support on intercountry adoption, family tracing and reunification, international family mediation, and facilitating kinship care and other child welfare matters. We are the independent Australian arm of the ISS network, spanning over 130 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.

Latest News

Congratulations to Dr Suzanne Packer AM

Dr Sue Packer, a paediatrician, longstanding friend of ISS Australia and member of our Child Rights Advisory Committee, has been honoured as the 2019 Senior Australian of the Year for the ACT – congratulations Sue!


ISS Australia continues work with children in Cambodia

ISS Australia is proud to continue its UNICEF-funded work in Cambodia on the Children with Disabilities project, focusing on children living in institutional care. Click below for more information on this important project.


ISS Australia awarded NSW’s Special Search Service

ISS Australia was recently announced as the successful tenderer to provide the Special Search Service in New South Wales, funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.



ISS Australia is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
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 is a proud research partner of the Dept of Social Work at the University of Melbourne.