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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 Canberra-based paediatrician, child rights champion and longstanding friend of ISS Australia, has been honoured as the 2019 Senior Australian of the Year – 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 announces new fees from 1 January 2019

ISS Australia has announced new fees for all our fee-based (unfunded) services, applying from 1 January 2019. The new rates incorporate the first increases since August 2016 – over 2 years ago. For further details click below.



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.