Maternal & Child Health : Services for parents of children aged 0-6

Our Maternal and Child Health service is free and available to all families with a child aged 0 to 6. The service provides a series of regular health checks, advice and information for families with a qualified Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nurse.

This may include:

A total of 10 free Maternal and Child Health appointments are recommended over four years at key ages and stages:

Additional appointments are available if required.

Gippsland Lakes Complete Health Lactation Consultants

One-on-one support from International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants to assist mothers with establishing and maintaining breastfeeding

To learn more, phone 5155 8300 

Australian Breast Feeding Association

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Sleep and Settle Workshops

Interactive and personalised advice on understanding sleep. Workshops provided in-home via Zoom and in person at our location in Bairnsdale.

Sleep and Settle Outreach 

Sleep and Settling Outreach is available by appointment for individual in home or telehealth Sleep & Settle support

To learn more about our Sleep & Settle programs, phone 5155 8300 or email


Better Health Channel – Child health (0-6)


New Parents Group aims to support connecting first-time parents with other parents and their new babies over eight (8) sessions.

The sessions include:

  • Getting to know each other
  • Sleep and settle
  • Emotional health
  • Childhood development
  • Exercise and physical health
  • Introduction of solids
  • Baby massage and child safety
  • Baby Makes 3 (Wed. evenings).

To learn more, contact 5155 8300 or 

The Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Service provides in-home support to families experiencing early parenting difficulties.

To learn more, contact 5155 8300 or

Maternal and Child Health Line 

Victorian families can obtain extra support by calling the Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29. This is a 24-hour telephone service staffed by qualified maternal and child health nurses.

The telephone line provides over-the-phone information, advice and referral to all families with young children.

Interpreters are available through the Translating Interpreter Service. Hearing and speech-impaired callers can connect to the National Relay Service (NRS).

Victorian Online Emergency Department 

Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26

Royal Children’s Hospital  03 9345 5522 

Child Protection Crisis Line 13 12 78 

Parent Line 13 22 89

Nurse on Call 1300 60 60 24