Maternal and Child Health Service

Council provides a range of free maternal and child health (MCH) services to our community. Our services focus on the early development of your child to ensure your baby gets the best start in life.

Our dedicated team of Maternal and Child Health nurses, midwives and parent educators are specialists in child health and development.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services are transitioning back to normal operations after the temporary prioritisation of services in metropolitan Melbourne.

Council will be in touch to arrange your next appointment, although please make contact if you have urgent concerns.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our healthcare workforce, including staff furloughs due to positive cases or isolation requirements. This means some MCH services may not be able to deliver the full range of services and consultations at times and will need to prioritise care during these periods. There are a range of alternative supports available, which are outlined in the below information.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services, including those in Metropolitan Melbourne and some regional areas, are experiencing significant workforce pressures and shortages, combined with increased service demand.

Refer to the information for parents with infants and young children document for more information on temporary changes to MCH services. 

A Maternal and Child Health team member will call you directly once you are discharged from hospital to arrange a visit to your home.

At the home visit, we will schedule times with you to visit one of our Maternal and Child Health Centres at the following stages in your baby’s development:

  • Two weeks
  • Four weeks
  • Eight weeks 
  • Four months
  • Eight months 
  • Twelve months
  • Eighteen months
  • Two years
  • Three and a half years

Appointments outside these assessment ages are not generally necessary, unless there is a particular need or developmental concern.

Booking or changing an appointment

You can also make an appointment, or change an existing one, by phone or email:

Phone: 9205 2844 between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday


If anyone in your family is unwell please reschedule your appointment and contact your local doctor, or for emergencies call 000.

Staying safe

You can help us to deliver our services safely to you and your family by:

    • limiting the number of people attending the appointment
    • bringing a blanket to cover the scales
    • taking all nappies, wipes and other items home for disposal
    • arriving to your appointment early to allow us to meet COVID safe criteria.
    • wearing a mask indoors in line with Government and Council guidelines (people over 12 years of age).

     Please do not attend the centre if anyone in your household has had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed or is being tested for COVID-19, or if you or your child have experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours; headache, fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell or any other flu-like symptoms.

 What to bring to your appointment

  • Your baby's Child Health Record Book (the green folder you would have received in hospital)
  • A change of clothes for your baby - including spare nappies
  • A plastic bag for used nappies.
  • Broadmeadows: Broadmeadows Community Hub,180-182 Widford Street, Broadmeadows
  • Broadmeadows: Youth Central Building, 37 Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows
  • Campbellfield: 28 Waratah Street, Campbellfield
  • Craigieburn: 14 Mitford Crescent, Craigieburn
  • Craigieburn: Aitken Hill Community Centre, 40 Waterview Boulevard, Craigieburn
  • Craigieburn: Craigieburn Child and Family Centre, 24-36 Cleveland Drive, Craigieburn
  • Craigieburn: Newbury Child and Community Centre, 440 Grand Boulevard, Craigieburn
  • Craigieburn: Craigieburn Early Childhood Services, 153 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn
  • Coolaroo: 492 Barry Road, Coolaroo
  • Gladstone Park: 35 Taylor Drive, Gladstone Park
  • Greenvale: 24-40 Bradford Avenue, Greenvale
  • Greenvale West: Greenvale West Community Centre, 7 Ventura Way, Greenvale
  • Kalkallo: Kalkallo Community Centre, 33 Toyon Road, Kalkallo
  • Meadow Heights: Visy Cares Learning Centre, 3-13 Hudson Circuit, Meadow Heights
  • Mickleham North Community Centre MCH: 82-90 St Georges Blvd, Mickleham (Cnr Blackmores Road)
  • Roxburgh Park: Homestead Child and Family Centre, 15 Homestead Run, Roxburgh Park
  • Roxburgh Park: Bluebird Way Child and Family Centre, 12-14 Bluebird Way, Roxburgh Park
  • Sunbury: Elizabeth Drive Centre, 511 Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury
  • Sunbury: Sunningdale Avenue Children's Centre, 30 Sunningdale Avenue, Sunbury
  • Tullamarine: 27A Dawson Street, Tullamarine.

Our team of experienced Maternal & Child Health Nurses, Lactation Consultants and Parent Support Workers will support your breastfeeding journey by offering information on all aspects of infant nutrition and parenting.

Breastfeeding support services are offered at various locations and times across Hume.

To make an appointment, please contact us:


Phone: 9205 2844 (leave a message)

Interpreters available

Follow our  Babies In Hume Facebook page for updates on services and times.

The Enhanced Maternal and Child Health service is part of Victoria's Maternal and Child Health service and is offered to selected families as an extension of the Universal Maternal and Child Health service.

The suite of support teams offers flexible actions and interventions to families who would benefit from targeted support. 

Enhanced Home Visiting Team

Our Enhanced Home Visiting Team can provide advice, support and help with any concerns including:

  • early parenting
  • child development
  • mental health
  • family violence 
  • referrals to local support and health agencies
  • feeding
  • sleep settling
  • behavioural concerns

Referral to this service can be made through your Maternal and Child Health Nurse. 

Outreach Team

Our Outreach Team can provide Maternal & Child Health key age & stages, support and advice in the following settings:

  • preschool
  • childcare centre
  • playgroups


The Babies in Hume Program is a free, fun, interactive support and education program for all Hume residents.

Our first time parents program provides help with communicating with your baby, sleep needs, nutrition and much more. We also host online and face to face information sessions.

Babies in Hume

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Team delivers culturally appropriate early years information to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Hume from birth to school age. 

Our team will support families with health and well-being and connection to community.

  • Maternal and Child Health Services
  • Early Start Kinder
  • Early Education and Care Services
  • Boorais and Beyond, facilitated playgroup
  • Referral to support agencies

Maternal and Child Health Nurse 

Our MCH nurses deliver a flexible, culturally appropriate service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families across the Hume municipality focusing on key ages and stages of children from 0-4 years.  Centre appointments available.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Engagement Worker 

Our Engagement Worker will home visit to personalise support to fit with a family’s needs and concerns. Together they will discuss goals for family and child, to build a healthy, nurturing environment to broaden their knowledge and strengthen family relationships.

Phone: 9205 2643

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Engagement Project funded in partnership with Uniting Vic Tas Communities for Children Hume Program.