parent/carer support groups

Information on our many parent and carer support groups is available via the links below. If you are interested in starting a new parent/carer support group, please get in touch with our Parent Support Coordinator to discuss your idea and see what help we can provide.


  • Ararat Carer Connect is a group for parents and carers of children and young adults to connect socially with other parent/carers. Activities and venues will vary around Ararat.

ararat carer connect

  • Ballarat Parent Carers Connect (previously Active Carers Group) is for parent/guardian carers of children and young adults with disability and additional needs who want to be more socially connected. A range of activities will be offered at different times and venues.

ballarat parent carers connect

  • Ballarat Autism Parent Connection Group meets monthly during school terms for a social morning tea and information sharing.

ballarat autism parent connection group

  • Ballarat Autism Early Years Connect is a parent-led play group supported by the Pinarc Parent Support Program. This group is parents/carers supporting young children (0-7 years) with autism (a formal diagnosis is not required). Held on the first Thursday each month at the York Street Creche.

ballarat autism early years connect

  • Bacchus Marsh Disability Parent Connection Group meets monthly usually at the Darley Neighbourhood House in Bacchus Marsh.

bacchus marsh disability parent connection group


Our Parent Support Coordinator puts together a monthly newsletter, filled with links to information and support initiatives. To receive the latest Parent Support Program Newsletter please email and we will email it to you. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for the latest information on new events coming up!



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