Parenting Courses & Services

For many years, Meerilinga has delivered parenting support, courses and services to thousands of families across Perth and we will continue to do so. From this month, the way parenting services in WA are delivered has changed and Meerilinga is proud to be partnering with our colleagues at Kwinana Early Years Services (KEYS) and the City of Cockburn, to provide the new South West Metropolitan Parenting Service (SWMPS).

A guide for parents

Parents and carers with children aged birth to 18 years living in Cockburn, Rockingham, Kwinana, Fremantle, Melville and East Fremantle localities are eligible to access parenting support services to assist them in:

  • managing the challenges of parenting;
  • building knowledge, skills and confidence;
  • understanding children’s development; and
  • identifying local community supports and other relevant networks.

‘Parent’ is considered to include carers, foster carers, relative carers, stepfamilies, grandfamilies and others who have a direct full-time, part-time or occasional parenting role.

Download the guide for professionals.

Download the referral form.

Join a parenting course 

Playgroup location:
Coolbellup Community Hub, Tuesdays 12-2pm.


Course locations:
Success and surrounds: Commencing 21st August


Course locations:
Cooloongup and surrounds: Commencing 6th August


Course locations:
Cockburn and surrounds: Commencing 29th August


Course locations:
Kwinana and surrounds: Commencing 2nd August 
Calista and surrounds: Commencing 28th August


Course locations:
Kwinana and surrounds: Commencing 23rd August 
Cooloongup and surrounds: Commencing 26th August


Course locations:
Ballajura and surrounds: Commencing 14th August 


Course locations:
Coolbellup and surrounds: Commencing 16th August
Yangebup and surrounds: Commencing 5th September


Course locations:
Warnbro and surrounds: Commencing 7th August
Calista and surrounds: Commencing 10th September


Other Course information:
Please email the SWMPS team at to register your interest in additional parenting courses including Circle of Security, Triple P Parenting, Tuning into Teens and more…


Contact your local service

location map south west metro parenting service

meerilinga parenting services are supported by the government of wa

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