Maternal and Child Health Services offer free professional nursing support and advice for parents of children from birth to school age.

Find your local Maternal and Child Health Services 

Services include:

  • Consultation and support for families with parenting issues
  • Regular health and development checks for your child
  • Groups for first time parents
  • Referrals to other professionals
  • Information about community and family support services

Key Age and Stage Visits

  • Home Visit
  • 2 weeks
  • 4 weeks
  • 8 weeks
  • 4 months
  • 8 months
  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 3.5 years

Additional centre or home visits are given to families with particular needs.

How to make a booking

You can:

Enhanced Maternal & Child Health Service

This outreach service is for eligible families who are experiencing early parenting difficulties and are in need of additional support. Referrals for the enhanced service are made by your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.

First Time Parents Group

If you are a first time parent with a baby aged about 2-4 months old you are invited to join one of our groups where you can meet other new parents in your area.


For further information contact to your Maternal & Child Health Nurse or contact Bookings on 9742 8148 or email You can contact our 24 Hour Maternal & Child Health Nurse Service phone 13 22 29.

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