Maternal and Child Health

The Maternal and Child Health service provides information, advice and support to those caring for babies and young children.

Using their expertise in normal development and behaviour of children aged up to 6 years, our team of specialist nurses and child and family support staff carry out health and development reviews via home visits and appointments at Maternal and Child Health Centres.

Our Maternal and Child Health Service provides early recognition of problems which may affect a child's progress.


There are two ways to make/change/cancel appointments:

  1. Online - complete our online form:

  2. Request a Maternal and Child Health appointment  

  3. By phone - contact Family Services Administration to make an appointment on 03 5272 4741.

Please make appointments in advance and read the relevant part of the "My Health and Development record" (green book).

Service availability

The Maternal and Child Health Line is available 24 hours a day on 132 229.

New parent groups

First time parents are invited to attend new parents groups. These groups aim to provide opportunities to share ideas, establish friendships and gain educational information.

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Page last updated: Monday, 3 December 2018