Family Tracing operations within Australia have ceased.
We regret to inform you, The Salvation Army no longer provides Family Tracing Services across Australia.
If you wish to contact other agencies or find ways to search for family members yourself, we have provided contact details below.
We wish you all the best on your journey
Link-Up (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
NSW Phone: 1800 624 332
QLD Phone: 1800 200 855
Red Cross (families separated by war, disaster or migration)
Phone: 1800 875 199 (free call from anywhere in Australia)
Relationships Australia (mediation only)
Phone: 1300 364 277
Special Search Service
The service is for families separated by government intervention in NSW (for example adoption, being under the care of the Minister, foster care, or being placed in a children’s home in NSW)
Post Adoption support agencies
The Benevolent Society
Phone: 1800 726 732
Includes PARC (post adoption resource centre) & PASQ (post adoption support QLD)
Phone: 07 3358 6666
Forced Adoption Support Service (FASS)
Phone: 1800 210 313
Find and Connect – forgotten Australians and child migrants
Phone: 1800 161 109
Lotus Place (QLD)
Phone: 07 3347 8500
Wattle Place (NSW)
Phone: 1800 663 844
If you do not live in Australia, please find your nearest Salvation Army Headquarters.
If you require immediate emotional support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14