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Sands offers miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support through:

  • Parent Support Line 1300 072 637 (24hours a day, 365 days per year including Christmas Day)
  • Mens Support Line
  • Online LiveChat Support
  • Local Support Groups
  • Email Support

Who we are

Sands is the miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate across Australia, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby; working to improve the care bereaved parents receive by healthcare professionals and breaking the silence and taboo of baby death in today's society.

Sands volunteers offer a real sense of understanding and hope; they too have been through the devastating loss of a baby.

An estimated one in four pregnancies (93,000) ends in miscarriage in Australia each year, while approximately 2,500 babies are either stillborn or die in the first 28 days after birth. Despite the fact that the death of a baby affects so many Australians, it remains a topic that is rarely spoken about in public.

What we do

Sands provides support, information and education to bereaved families and healthcare professionals across Australia. We provide peer to peer services for bereaved parents around the clock through our telephone support line, email, local support groups and online live chat.


We are here to provide vital information to bereaved parents following the death of a baby. This also includes real life stories from other parents and our wider community.


We are here to provide support and training for Healthcare Professionals and Funeral Home Directors to ensure bereaved parents are provided with appropriate care and support.

Address Suite 4, 670 Canterbury Road
Surrey Hills VIC 3127
Tel 03 8595 2400