If you are new to FIFO work or lots of travel

If you are new to a job that is FIFO or requires a lot of travel, this will require a greater period of adjustment for both you and the family than if you have always been in such jobs.

  • Discuss the situation with your family ahead of time, and help the children to understand where you will be and why
  • Make the extra effort to communicate often while you are away
  • Try to be there for big events, like birthdays, if you can


Take responsibility

Encourage and expect your kids to take responsibility for their actions and be a role model through your own behaviour.


Dads need to be dependable

Make yourself available to your children even when you are away from home. Let them know they can call you anytime they are in need.