Maternal and Child Health

COVID-19 Update

Our maternal and child health nurses will be recommencing face-to-face appointments for newborn babies and four week old babies from Thursday 11 June.

  • We are making some important changes to help keep you and your family safe and healthy.
  • Face-to-face appointments will be kept to 15 minutes, while all other appointments will remain over the phone for now.
  • First-Time Parent Groups will be offered via Zoom until mid-July.
  • To make an appointment, please call 9249 4433. As usual, parents and carers will be notified the day before their child’s appointment by text message.
  • If you need further information, you can always call the 24-hour Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29.

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