Phone: 131 272 Website: www.csa.gov.au/
Being the primary carer can present some unique challenges for grandparents, including the added financial burden, distress about the circumstances that brought their grandchildren into their care and loss of social contacts as their time is taken up being a carer. The CSA provides a range of booklets in the 'Me and My...' series which are designed to help parents after separation, but may also provide practical tips and hints to grandparents who become carers or find their grandchildren’s parents have separated. Further assistance is available from numerous support and community groups through the CSA's Community Services Directory, available on the CSA website or by calling 131 272. These resources may also be able to help grandparents who have been denied access to their grandchildren following separation and divorce.