The Compassionate Friends Australia

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is one of the largest mutual support self-help bereavement organisations in the world. Our members understand the true pain that comes with the death of a son, daughter, brother, sister or grandchild, and this understanding comes from their own lived experience. 

The primary purpose of The Compassionate Friends is to assist bereaved families in the rebuilding of their lives after the death of their child, and to support their efforts to achieve emotional and mental health. 

We reach out to parents, siblings and grandparents to offer friendship and to support them in their grief and trauma, following the death of a child at any age and from any cause.

TCF has no religious affiliation and offers support to bereaved families irrespective of ethnic, social or political background.

Starting in Victoria, there are now state-based organisations (chapters) in: 

* Currently supported by TCF Victoria


Office administration is care of the Victorian office.

Read more about us and meet the current directors by clicking here.

Resource Brochures Link

Our National Grief Line 1300 064 068

TCF is not a crisis service. If you need immediate crisis support, please contact:

Lifeline 13 11 14, Suicide Line 1300 651 251, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467