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Department Human Services,
Adoption Information Service,
16th Floor Transport House,
589 Collins St.,
Melbourne Vic 3000.

Past Adoption Information,
Ph (03) 96162822,
fax (03) 9616 2833.

Current Adoptions:
Adoption and Permanent Care Head Office,
Ph (03) 96167232 for a referral.


Department of Community Services,
Family Information Service,
PO box 3485,
Parramatta NSW 2124.

Past Adoption Information:
Ph (02) 986 55914,
fax (02) 968 3507,

Current Adoptions.
Ph (02) 9865 5900.
Contact Officer: Janet Austin,
Centacare. Ph (02) 974 47055.


Families Youth and Community Care,
Adoption Services Branch,
GPO Box 806,
Brisbane Qld 4001.

Past Adoption Information.
Ph (07) 3210 0350,
Team Leader: Rose Oberdorf.

Current Adoptions.
Ph (07) 32247415 Tollfree 1800647983.
Contact Officer: Melissa Sheehy.


Adoption and Foster Care Unit,
Family Services Bureau,
PO Box 1584,
Tuggeranong ACT 2901.

Ph (02) 6207 1080.
Fax (02) 6207 8888.

Current Adoptions Contact:
Frances Ramsay.

Northern Territory

Territory Health Services,
Adoption & Placement Support Unit,
Po Box 40596,
Casurina NT 0811.

Ph (08) 89227 077.
Toll free 0080 19161.
Fax (08) 89227 480.
Contact Officer: Tracey Ah-Toy.


Department of Human Services,
Adoption & Information Service,
GPO Box 538,
Hobart Tas 7001.
Ph (03) 6233 3395.
Contact Officer Past Adoptions:
Patricia Scarborough (Manager).

Western Australia

Family and Childrens Services,
Adoption Services,
189 Royal St.,
East Perth WA 6004.
Ph (08) 9222 2870.
Fax (08) 9222 2581.

New Zealand

Adoption Information & Services Unit,
N.Z. Childrens & Young Persons Service,
Po Box 6901 Te Aro,
Wellington NZ.

Northern Adoption Information & Services Unit,
Children and Young Persons Service,
Private bag 786000,
Grey Lynn Auckland.

409 Richmond Rd.,
Grey Lynn Auckland NZ.
Ph 0011 6493781825.
Fax 0011 6493781650.

International Social Services

Level 2, 313-315 Flinders Lane,
Melbourne Vic.
Ph (03) 9614 8755.
Fax (03) 9614 8766.

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