Who is eligible?
Parents who have at least one child aged between six months and six years and have had no paid employment in the last six months, may be eligible for assistance through ParentsNext
Some parents may be required to participate as a condition of receiving Parenting Payment. In that case, the Department of Human Services will be in contact with those parents to advise accordingly and refer them to their local ParentsNext provider.
However, ParentsNext providers can also assist parents who wish to participate on a voluntary basis, provided that they meet the eligibility requirements.
ParentsNext is an inclusive program which is accessible to parents with disability and parents from First Nations or culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We will work with you to ensure you can access the program. We will also provide key information translated into local languages and arrange an interpreter if you need one.
SYC provides Parents Next in 10 locations. See locations and contact details here.