Parenting Services and Support

Cockburn Parenting Service is a free service for families with children aged 0-18 years in the City of Cockburn. The service provides practical advice on children’s development, parent education and information, emotional support and strategies to assist those in a parenting role. The service also provides parenting information and strategies delivered through a variety of forums including parenting groups, events and individual programs as needed.  
To apply for any of the above, please complete the Cockburn Parenting Service intake/referral form

We offer support and information on:

  • Emotional support and information for parents from early parenthood to adolescence
  • Helping to manage the challenges of parenting 
  • Supporting your child's development 
  • Helping you understand your child’s emotional needs and behaviour
  • Providing ideas on how to strengthen your relationship with your child
  • Identify local community support networks 
  • Setting limits while maintaining a close and connected relationship 
  • Language, motor skills, and social/emotional development
  • Individual programs where required for parents and their children
  • Connecting parents to other services and programs within the community.

Group programs include:

  • Parenting by Connection (Building Emotional Understanding and Understanding Tears and Tantrums)
  • Hand in Hand Parenting
  • Circle of Security-Parenting
  • Tuning in to Kids
  • Tuning in to Teens
  • Engaging adolescents
  • Sing and Play (supported playgroup)
  • My Time (Aboriginal parent/grandparent group
  • Parent Circle (parent support group).

Cockburn Parenting Service: A partner of the South West Metropolitan Parenting Service

The South West Metropolitan Parenting Service (SWMPS) is a partnership between City of Cockburn, Kwinana Early Years (KEYS) and Meerilinga Parenting Service. The partnership provides parenting services to parents and carers living in Cockburn, Kwinana, Melville, Rockingham, Fremantle and and East Fremantle. For more information and to find out the current courses available visit Meerilinga Parenting Services website.

More information and contact

Please visit Events and Workshops for a full list of programs, events and activities for parents and children. You can contact Cockburn Parenting Service on 08 9411 3855 for more information or email us at [email protected]

Cockburn Parenting Support Service is based at Coolbellup Hub, 90 Cordelia avenue, Coolbellup. 



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaditj boodjar kep wer kaadidjiny kalyakool yoodaniny, wer koora wer yeyi ngalak Birdiya koota-djinanginy.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.