Link up with other FIFO families

If you do FIFO work, here’s a tip:

Link up with other FIFO families in your area, particularly if you are not living close to extended family or established networks of friends. This can give you and your family the opportunity to share experiences. You can also give and receive support when needed.

Just the knowledge that you are not alone in grappling with some of the issues of FIFO working can be helpful.

Your employer may organise networks for families. Alternatively groups such as fifofamilies.com.au organise local events around Australia.

Tips:

Set a treasure trail

Leave clues for your child to follow while you are apart.

Tips:

Get out the pump

Go down to the local park or court and play some sport with your kids.