Maternal and Child Health

COVID-19 Update

  • The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service are currently providing phone consultations to families. Face-to-face appointments are being offered for babies 0-8 weeks. The appointment is a short 15 minute consultation. All other appointments are done over the phone.
  • There will be no drop-in services at the MCH Centres.
  • First time parent groups will continue to operate but all sessions will be via Zoom or telephone by a facilitator until further notice.
  • Families can also contact the Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29 (24 hours a day /7 days a week.
  • Our infant immunisation service is running (as per the 2020 infant immunisations schedule) with changes to ensure adequate social distancing. Please do not visit our sessions if you or your family are unwell. Any changes will be updated on our website.

Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for information about Coronavirus and what we're doing.

We provide no cost regular health and development checks for your children (birth to school age), through our community-based Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service.

Find out more about our M&CH services in ArabicVietnamese, or Cantonese.

What we offer

The service provides you with support and information on a range of topics:

  • Child health and development
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep and settling
  • Parental health and wellbeing
  • Child Safety awareness
  • Immunisation information
  • Managing infant/child behaviours
  • Links and referral to other support services
  • First Steps New Parent Groups

First Steps New Parents Groups

If you are a first time parent with a baby aged about 6 weeks to 4 months old you are invited to join one of our groups where you can get support and meet other new parents.

 All first time parents using Brimbank MCH services will receive an invitation to a group.

Maternal and Child Health App

Use the State Government's free Maternal and Child Health App (available at Google Play or the iTunes Store) to find information and get reminders about your upcoming appointments.

Make an appointment or enquiry

For information about our services, or to make an appointment

Find your nearest Maternal and Child Health Centre

  • St Albans: 15 Epalock Crescent, St Albans 3021
  • Delahey: Delahey Community Centre - 80 Copperfield Drive, Delahey 3037
  • Derrimut: Derrimut Community Centre - 30 Lennon Parkway, Derrimut 3026
  • Keilor Downs: 12B Antwerp Drive, Keilor Downs 3038
  • St Albans: 10A Southwold St, St Albans 3021
  • Sunshine: 31A Alexandra Ave, Sunshine 3020
  • Sunshine West: West Sunshine Community Centre - 25 Kermeen St, Sunshine West 3020
  • Sydenham: G2/1 Station St, Taylors Lakes 3038 (next to the Sydenham Library)
  • Find a centre near me!

You can also phone the State Government Maternal and Child Health Line. It’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 13 22 29.

Need specialised help?

If your family experiencing difficulties? Our Enhanced MCH service can provides a more intensive level of support, including short-term case management. Situations where we may be able to help include:

  • Children/parents with chronic or recurring illness
  • Isolated families with limited support
  • Depression
  • Alcohol/other drugs
  • Domestic violence
  • Homelessness
  • Vietnamese Parenting Support.

You can contact us directly, or be referred by a Maternal and Child Health nurse.

    For more information on our Maternal and Child Health Services