Stillbirth Support

Support services and online resources and information for parents and families whose baby was stillborn.

If you are reading this as a bereaved parent, we are very sorry to hear of your loss.

The death of a baby is a truly devastating event for parents and families. Many bereaved parents describe feelings such as deep sadness, shock, anxiety, anger, guilt and fear. These and many other feelings are normal for parents who are grieving the loss of a baby. You may be concerned for others in your family. You may have many questions about what to do next, and where to seek support.

It may be that it’s some time since your baby died. No matter how long ago, many parents find there are times when it helps to reach out to someone who understands.

It’s important to know that support is available – and that different parents may have different needs at different times.

Below is a list of support services and online resources and information for parents and families in Australia whose baby has died. These links include services offering counselling, practical support, and information to assist you to make decisions during this difficult time.

For 24 hour support, please phone the Sands support line on 1300 072 637 or find online support at

If you or someone you know needs urgent mental health support, please contact Lifeline on 131114. In an emergency, please call triple zero (000).