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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

Intercountry Adoption Tracing Service Awareness Video

It is National Adoption Awareness Month, adoptees can spend a lifetime trying to understand who they really are, help us support their search – see video and more.


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.


Resignations of Fionn Skiotis and Helen Freris

Two of ISS Australia’s most senior and long standing employees, Fionn Skiotis – Executive Director and Helen Freris – Manager, National Service have moved on, we wish them well on their new career path.


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 for Australia-wide legal and social work services on international parental child abduction.

We also gratefully acknowledge funding from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice for the provision of intercountry child welfare casework services, International Post Adoption Tracing Services and Special Search Services in NSW.