Grandparents are important members of our communities. Many provide significant emotional support for family members. Others provide financial and practical assistance. Many are providing informal childcare and some are the primary carers of their grandchildren.
Time for Grandparents offers a Queensland wide confidential and personalised telephone information service that provides information, support and referrals to grandparents. Information can be provided over the phone and posted to callers. Grandparents can be supported to contact services in their local community. This is not an automated telephone service. When you call us you will talk to a real person.
For the cost of a local call from anywhere in Queensland contact Time for Grandparents, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, on 1300 135 500. Our friendly Information Support Officers can provide you with information and/or referrals relating to any topic of concern including: parenting, legal, financial, social and leisure activities, family conflict, health, child care, aged care, counselling support and more.
Time for Granparents is also designed to provide the children of eligible grandfamilies with fun and interesting activities and give grandparents the opportunity to have some well earned time out. Alternatively, grandparents may also enjoy attending these activities with their children. There may be financial assistance for eligible grandfamilies with grandchildren's school camps and to join fun recreational activities such as dance, guides, scouts, football, soccer, netball and much more. Combined grandparent and grandchildren overnight camps and overnight cultural camps are also available to eligible grandfamilies, dependant on availability of facilities and the number of eligible grandparents interested in attending.
If grandparents are unsure about their eligibility they are encouraged to contact Time for Grandparents. For all enquiries please contact Time for Grandparents from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, on 1300 135 500. All enquires are welcome and confidential.