KidsMatter is implemented in collaboration with the Commonwealth Government Department of Health, beyondblue, Early Childhood Australia and headspace.

The Department of Health

The vision of the Department of Health is Better health and active ageing for all Australians. The department is responsible for achieving the Government’s priorities for population health, aged care and population ageing as well as medical services, primary care, rural health, hearing services and Indigenous health. The department administers programs to meet the Government’s objectives in health system capacity and quality, mental health, health workforce, acute care, biosecurity and emergency response, as well as sport performance and participation. The department supports the Australian community’s access to affordable private health services and is responsible for policy on Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.


beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help.  beyondblue raises awareness, reduces stigma and ensures people have access to the information they need to support recovery, management and resilience.  beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation and a bipartisan initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.  beyondblue works in partnership with health services, schools, workplaces, universities, media and community organisations, as well as people living with depression, anxiety and related disorders and their carers, to bring together expertise and provide tools and resources.  beyondblue holds the head contract for KidsMatter Primary and KidsMatter Early Childhood.

Early Childhood Australia

Early Childhood Australia is a peak national, non-profit, non-government organisation that acts in the interests of young children aged from birth to eight years of age. They are a knowledge broker, linking quality-assured early childhood knowledge and information to those who need it. Early Childhood Australia is a leading early childhood publisher. They work with Government, Opposition parties and departments; early childhood professionals; parents, grandparents and other carers of young children; and various peak organisations and lobby groups to secure the best range of options and outcomes for young children as they grow and develop.