Maternal & Child Health Services

This service is provided by Local and State Governments, and is available to parents and carers of children from birth to six years. We contact you following discharge from the Maternity Service (hospital) and offer an initial home visit. The Child & Family Health Service is provided free of charge to you.

Children grow up fast. We can assist parents to assess their child’s health and development. Reviews are recommended when your child is:

  • 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 8 weeks
  • 4 months, 8 months, 12 months
  • 18 months and 2 years
  • 3 1/2 years including vision testing

We offer information and advice on immunisation, childhood illness, sleep and settling, accident prevention, infant feeding and more.

Breastfeeding drop in service

The Shire is offering support and information to breastfeeding mothers. This is a free service. No appointments required. No provision for toddlers (during school terms only). View our drop in sessions here. 

Introducing the Maternal Child Health App

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The free Maternal Child Health App provides a modern digital solution and a resource families can use every day for trusted information on child and maternal health.

Time-saving features include information on popular child health and development topics; click-to-call emergency contacts; prompts for upcoming Maternal Child Health consultations and regular updates and messages.

Consent for Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service

 Click here to provide consent for the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service

What to bring on your visit:

  • Nappy change bag
  • Something for your baby to lie on
  • Your child's health and development record book

Maternal and Child Health Centre Locations

See the full list of locations.