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About Us

International Social Service (ISS) Australia is a national charitable organisation with over 50 years’ experience defending children and connecting families across the world. We provide professional social work and legal services to families and children separated by international borders, with an emphasis on the best interests and rights of children.

ISS Australia is a member of the international ISS network, spanning over 140 countries. Our membership gives us the unique capacity to refer cases to our trained and experienced colleagues virtually anywhere in the world. The international network’s Secretariat office in Geneva has consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and UNICEF. ISS Australia pays a membership fee to the international network, and receives no funding from international sources.

We provide our services across Australia from our two offices in Melbourne and Sydney.

ISS Australia is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation without any religious or political affiliation. We are registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient; donations over $2 are tax deductible.