Active Dads do make a positive difference in children’s lives. Our aim is to help Brimbank Dads find fun activities to enjoy with their kids,

learn about building happy healthy families and connect with useful local services.

What’s On?


Do you find yourself having conflict with your children over screen time? Is it hard to know how to set boundaries that will stick with children? Do you want to know what the research is telling us about how screen time impacts child health and development?

Click here to book (free session).

Family Foundations for couples

Want to co-operate better with your partner and argue less? This program has been proven to improve health and happiness outcomes, not just for bubs butwhole families. Our two parent coaches will visit you once a week and work with you on better communication, how to manage stress to see you through the ups and downs of early childhood and beyond!

For details, email

Managing behaviour in 2–6 yr olds

Practical laid back free session focusing on Dads.

Dad’s Group

For dads with children aged 0-3.

For more information download our flyer.

Hands on parenting education (HOPE)

This program is an in-home practical skill building parenting program. You can have 1 to 6 sessions on things like settling baby, toddler tantrums, helping littleones sleep and eat better and ideas for playtime. Open to Dads and Mums. We visit you, or you can come to our office in Derrimut if preferred.

Email Kate at

Brand new dad?

If we missed giving you a New Dads pack via the Sunshine Hospital, call us and we will deliver one to your door. It contains all the info you need to support your partner, get to know your baby, and where to seek help if you need it, plus some great freebies including a Bunnings Voucher!

Ready Steady Family

All new parents are invited to a fun 2 hour on navigating your new role as a mum or dad (babies come along as well of course).

For more information download our flyer.

Join a group with the Ready, Steady… Family! program!

Resources for professionals (engaging Dads better)

Tips for Engaging Dads in Early Childhood Settings

How is dad going?


Dealing with the loss of a child. A man’s perspective.

Fathering across cultures – why and how to engage

Engaging fathers in child and family services

All Babies Count – The Dad Project

Fathers Matter

Information for families on fathering

Supporting breastfeeding

Common sense practical tips for new parents

How is dad going?


New Dads (TV show by Jane Caro) : ABC iview

What makes a good father?

You’re a Dad- 7 storylines about being a Dad

Maintaining a healthy relationship after having a baby

Parenting Tips for Diverse Families – same sex couples

Respectful Relationships – what do they look like?

Brimbank Dads – Active Dads

Funny Compilation on Dad Tips from How to Dad nz

Post and Antenatal Depression and Dads info

Dad jokes – Humour and Parenting

Beyond Blue Dads  in first 12 months guide

Bonding for Dads – Raising Children Network

Helping Kids 5-10 Years Go to Sleep Peacefully

Connecting with Kids & Their Emotions

Staying Calm as a Parent While Managing Children’s Behaviour

Quick tips for early days as a new dad

Communication Skills – How to Talk the Talk

Communication that Helps Kids Behave Well

6 Steps to Young Kids Behaviour

Great Songs That Babies Love

When Baby Cries and Cries