Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health Services will continue to run, subject to some restrictions, during the current lockdown.

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.

Sleep and Settling Groups

The Brimbank Maternal and Child Health Service has developed sleep and settling groups for infants, babies and toddlers. These sessions will provide parents with information on:

  • typical sleep patterns and behaviours
  • how to prevent sleep concerns through attachment, suitable sleep routines and environments
  • solutions and strategies to address sleep concerns, for babies over six months, and
  • self-care and support for parents.

These sessions are for newborns, babies 6-8 months and toddlers 18 months – 2 years. Sessions will commence from 1 July and will be held in Brimbank locations as well as online via zoom, in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

To book in please complete the online formemail or call 9249 4232.

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

  • Call 9249 4433 from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

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.

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