Dads in Distress



Free help for separated dads. 100% no catch. We are dads, helping dads.

Keeping dads alive and in their kids lives since 1999.



Important notice re support and COVID19


Due to the COVID19 pandemic we have temporarily suspended our weekly 'in person' support groups across Australia

Our groups continue online and all dads needing support, regardless of location in Australia, are invited to join

Our online support services are safe, easy to use and free

Details and access to the online support is available here



Tony Miller OAM

Tony Miller OAM, Founder, Dads in Distress, Fathers Day 1999

A bit of history. Dads in Distress from 2010. Tropfest finalist film. Featuring Phil York.


'Dads in Distress' is a national support group for dads experiencing separation

Support is available by phone, LiveChat, email, through our online forum and checklist.

Everything we do is 100% free, male friendly and confidential; everyone you'll talk with is a volunteer and a peer who's been through it themselves


About our Groups and Mentors

DUE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC, FACE TO FACE GROUPS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED BUT HAVE MOVED ONLINE. OUR ONLINE MEETINGS OPERATE IN MUCH THE SAME WAY AS THE DESCRIPTION IN THE VIDEO ABOVE BUT ARE CONDUCTED BY PHONE OR VIDEO CONFERENCE. JOIN UR ONLINE SUPPORT SERVICE HERE - IT'S FREE, SAFE AND EASY.



Steve is a dad that used our support. Here's his take on it.

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