Dr Bruce Robinson


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“The Fathering Project is the most powerful force in Australia today to change the future of our kids” Hon John Anderson AO, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

After talking to dying fathers in his clinic who expressed deep regrets about having failed as fathers, he decided to try to help young dads to become better dads.

Bruce has since become a leader in the promotion of good fathering. He has written 3 best-selling books on fathering, has given fathering seminars in 7 countries to over 17,000 listeners and founded the award-winning Fathering Project whose aim is to improve childrens’ outcomes by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to effectively engage with their kids.

Dads Groups have already been formed in hundreds of schools across Australia and has a powerful internet and social media outreach.

This work is predicted to have a profound impact on reducing the risks that face young people today.

Bruce has been publicly acknowledged as ‘the Fred Hollows of fathering in Australia’ (Steve Biddulph) and his work and books have been recommended by many prominent Australians including Justin Langer, Dennis Lillee, John Howard, Fiona Stanley, Kim Beazley, Adam Simpson, Tim Costello, John Worsfold and Geraldine Doogue.

dads coffee clubS

Where dads share tips on fathering and life

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DONATIONS can be made to the Fathering Project on their website (above). Note: Bruce receives no payment from such donations.

Mens Health

Physical, mental, sexual, current topics, latest advice.


Individual stories that have great lessons for dads.


Things that we were told that are not actually true.


Dads jokes and others.


The Fathering Project’s vision is to give every child the opportunity of input from a strong and appropriate father figure. We do that by helping men and women realise that a strong father figure will improve their child’s future wellbeing, providing the resources required to help men become better father figures and developing and evaluating new approaches to achieving this goal in different demographic groups.

Our vision is to have a fathering project program established in half of the Primary schools in Australia within 5 years.

Through our internet presence we aim to be engaging with >100,000 fathers every month.

We also aim to have established specialised programs promoting father/father-figure involvement in

  • education – love of learning & positive attitudes to teachers
  • managing the FIFO work lifestyle positively
  • aboriginal childrens’ development and role modelling
  • promotion of healthy lifestyle, exercise & avoidance of drug abuse and binge drinking
  • building values of integrity and community service
  • role of father figures in confidence building in girls i.e. encouraging women into future leadership
  • improving workplace support for fathering
  • assistance to incarcerated fathers

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