Maternal & Child Health
Hume City Council provides a range of free maternal and child health 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.
How to access our services
Someone from our Maternal and Child Health team will call you directly once you are discharged from hospital to arrange a visit to your home.
At the home visit, we will then schedule times with you to visit one of our Maternal and Child Health centres at the following stages:
- 2 weeks
- 4 weeks
- 8 weeks
- 4 months
- 8 months
- 12 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 3½ years
Maternal and Child Health Centres
180-182 Widford Street, Broadmeadows
||Youth Central Building, 37 Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows
||28 Waratah Street, Campbellfield
||14 Mitford Crescent, Craigieburn
87-91 Grand Boulevard - Malcolm Creek, Craigieburn
Newbury Community Centre, 440 Grand Boulevard
||24-36 Cleveland Drive, Craigieburn
||492 Barry Road, Coolaroo
||35 Taylor Drive, Gladstone Park
||24-40 Bradford Avenue, Greenvale
||Visy Cares Learning Centre,
3-13 Hudson Circuit, Meadow Heights
||15 Homestead Run, Roxburgh Park
||12-14 Bluebird Way, Roxburgh Park
||Elizabeth Drive Centre,
511 Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury
||30 Sunningdale Avenue, Sunbury
||27a Dawson Street, Tullamarine
Appointments outside these assessment ages are not generally necessary, unless there is a particular need or developmental concern.
What to bring when you come to the Maternal and Child Health Centre:
- 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
- Cloth or bunny rugs to cover scales and change table
- A plastic bag for used nappies
How do I book?
To make an appointment, or change an existing one, please call our central booking line on 9205 2844 between 10.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child is unwell, contact your local doctor, or for emergencies contact your nearest Hospital.
Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Service (EMCH)
Council provides a Maternal and Child Health service which provides additional support for families and children.
Referral to this Service can be made through your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.
- Early Parenting
- Children's Development
- Referrals to local support and health agencies
Babies in Hume
The Babies in Hume Program is a fun, interactive support and education program for all residents with new babies.
The Babies in Hume© new parent support & education program includes:
- Communication with babies
- Sleep and settling in the early weeks
- Nutrition (feeding in the early weeks and starting on solid foods)
- Relationship changes and self care
- Baby play
- Safety and CPR (baby resuscitation)
- Sleep and settling for older infants
- Toddlers at 15 month and 2 ½ years
- Play and social development
For more information about the Babies in Hume Program, please ask your Maternal and Child Health nurse.
Hume Family Support Program
The Maternal and Child Health Nurse can refer you to the program. Our Parent Support Workers will visit you in your home to provide advice, support and help with any concerns including:
- Feeding issues and sleep settling
- Behavioural issues