Relationships Australia WA provides many different services to the community. Our relationship education courses are available to the public and range from long courses to one-night workshops. Our relationship education courses are not therapy groups, they involve presentation of information with participation and discussion. If you are in crisis or will find it distressing to participate, you are advised to seek counselling.
We cover a variety of topics including:
- Relationship education for couples and individuals
- Anger management
- Separation, divorce and rebuilding one’s life
You can find our upcoming courses and workshops by clicking here.
If you are seeking a Mens Behaviour Change Program, please click here
You can attend in person at our West Leederville, Mandurah and Bunbury training facilities. We also run live online courses that can be attended from anywhere in Australia by Western Australian residents by using a computer and the Zoom meeting app.
Please note that if you are attending a face to face course in West Leederville there are two Relationships Australia buildings on Southport Street - training takes place at 22 Southport St, on the corner of Harrogate Street.
A selected range of our courses can be booked online through our website here.
We also welcome phone bookings for all of our courses. Please contact one of our officers on 6164 0200 with any queries about courses and we can assist in the enrolment process over the phone.
If you wish to attend with a support worker, please enrol over the phone on 6164 0200.
You can only enrol yourself, your partner or your child only via the online booking system. Only people enrolled in the course can attend. If you are wishing to attend with a support worker or enquiring about booking someone else into a course, please phone us on 6164 0200 during office hours.
Relationships Australia WA provide courses and workshops to the public on a fee for service basis. Concession rates are also available - please see our individual workshops or courses for specific fees.
Concession rates are available for:
- Health care card holders
- Pension card holders
For any other concessions, contact the relevant Education Office (West Leederville, Bunbury or Mandurah) and for all online services, contact West Leederville.
Yes - the courses and workshops are informed by current research and are delivered in accordance with the best practice standards and principles of psycho-education.
Our relationship educators:
- Are from a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds such as counselling, education, psychology and relationship education
- Have the knowledge, professional interest and experience to draw upon
- Have extensive training and experience in group facilitation
- Participate in regular professional development and supervision
- Will be friendly, inclusive and maintain professional standards at all times
You will be provided with reading materials and handouts once you arrive at your course. You might like to bring a pen and paper and a water bottle, although light refreshments are provided.
We run courses from various locations and the parking situation is different across these locations. Generally, there is ample street parking in the vicinity of our offices, especially in the evening. We can provide location-specific parking information prior to the course and we are happy to answer queries regarding this if you wish to contact our office.
We aim to start and finish our courses and workshops on time. If you know you are going to be late, have to leave early or miss a session please ring or email during office hours using the details on your booking confirmation as soon as possible.
Occasionally we may need to cancel or change the date of a course. If this occurs you will be advised immediately via email. Whilst every effort is made to ensure continuity of courses, in the event of a workshop or course being cancelled by Relationships Australia WA participants are offered the option of a full refund or a credit to attend a rescheduled course at a later date. Please refer to our refund policy on our webpage.
We understand that people become unwell or have circumstances that are outside of their control which may impact their capacity to attend. In these circumstances, we ask that you call our office at your earliest convenience to provide notice of your intention. Please refer to our refund policy on our webpage.
Whilst we work hard to adopt a flexible approach and aim to accommodate the individual needs of our participants, we will look at each request on a case by case basis. Missing one session of a long course (4 weeks or greater) can usually be accommodated. However, we suggest you call or email us to discuss if you are unsure.
When you arrive at Relationships Australia WA the name of your course will be well signed and will direct you to your training room, where your facilitator will be waiting to welcome you. Once comfortable you will be asked to complete some registration paperwork, and then your facilitator will introduce you to the other participants.
Toilets are close by and refreshments are available during the breaks.
No, it is not suitable for a participant to bring children or babies to any of the adult courses, this includes both our face-to-face and online courses.
We do have several courses designed for families to attend together, where children are an important part of the learning in the workshop. These include Building Stronger Families and Rock and Water.
In both face-to-face and online courses there will be a facilitator (sometimes two, depending on the course) and between 6 and 16 participants. Generally, all of our participants are adults. We have several courses that cater to families, where children will be in attendance as participants. Generally, people come on their own (except for our couple courses).
No – whilst participation is the best way to learn, your level of involvement, contribution and sharing is up to you.
Yes - all of our courses allow for breaks when you can stretch your legs and use the amenities.
No - only people enrolled in the course can attend. This applies to face to face and online courses and workshops. If you are wishing to bring a support worker, please contact our office on 6164 0200.
We have multiple locations across WA. Relationships Australia strives to ensure accessibility to all people, however we advise that you call and speak to us to discuss your specific requirements to ensure that you have access to what you may require.
Some of our courses are gender-specific because they are based on research that points to gender-specific outcomes. For example, Dads and Daughters and Managing Anger and Stress for Women.
West Leederville and Online
Post PO Box 1206, West Leederville, WA 6901
Ph: 6164 0570
Post: PO Box 3080, Mandurah East, 6210
Ph: 6164 0566
Post: PO Box 1116 Bunbury WA 6231