Who Can Supervise Contact?
Supervised visitation centres
There area range of services provided by Catholic Care and Relationships Australia that provide supervised contact centres in Australia.
There are a number of contact centres but they are normally quite busy so you will need to book in advance.
There are also private supervised visitation centres, which are normally easier to book.
These normally cost between $180 – $250 per hour with a minimum booking time of two hours.
Alternatively, the parents can also hire an independent person from a supervised visitation centre who could supervise the visit outside of the visitation centre.
This may create a more relaxed or natural visit, as it could be in any location, for example, the noncustodial parent’s home, at a shopping centre, or in a park.
Normally the cost of this service ranges from $90 – $120 per hour.
Family friend supervised contact
If both parents agree, a family friend could supervise the contact.
The supervisor could be a relative, mutual friend of the family, or an individual known to the parents.
Even the custodial parent can supervise contact.
This may be a more cost-effective option for parents that will struggle to pay the expensive rates of supervised visitation centres.