Maternal and child health

About the Maroondah MCH Service

Maroondah Maternal and Child Health Service is a free service offering families information, advice and personal support in caring for their children.

Our Maternal and Child Health service offers:

  • Maternal health and wellbeing appointments
  • Child health and development screening
  • Regular maternal and child health programs and activities     
  • Advice and resources on parenting, immunisation, nutrition, family dynamics, health education and family planning
  • Infant Settling/day stay program
  • Support groups
  • Playgroups 

Book an appointment or speak with the MCH team

  • Call 9294 5777 to book an appointment with a Maternal and Child Health nurse 
  • Call 132 229 to speak with a nurse at the  24 hour Maternal and Child Health Helpline

Other available supports

There are a number of supports available to families in between MCH appointments. Families are encouraged to access supports including:

  • Contacting Maroondah Maternal & Child Health Services on 9294 5777.
  • Call the Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29. The Line is staffed 24-hours, 7-days-a-week by qualified MCH Nurses and provides confidential support and advice about the care and health of your child (from birth to school age).
  • Contacting their regular General Practitioner or other regular health professional.
  • Visiting a SuperCare Pharmacy which provides 24-hour, 7-day-a-week access to healthcare advice and pharmacy services, including a free, on-site nursing service from 6-10pm each night.
  • Find out more on the Better Health Channel
  • Contacting an Optometrist for vision testing.

MCH information

Centre Locations

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Arrabri Community House,
Allambanan Drive,
Bayswater North 
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Bonnie View

90 Bonnie View Road,
Croydon North
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9 Civic Square,
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Norwood Family and Children's Centre,
18 Notlen Street
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Ringwood East 

28-30 Freeman Street
Ringwood East
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Ringwood North

127 Oban Road,
Ringwood North
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40 Gracedale Avenue,
Ringwood East.
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Other ways to find a centre

  • Enter your address in My Maroondah to find your closest Maternal and Child Health Centre
  • Use our interactive map to plan the best route to one of our centres by walking, public transport, or driving.
  • Phone our MCH line on 9294 5777 for further information. 


Contact Maroondah MCH

For more information about our services and how you can access them, please speak to your nurse or call the MCH appointment line on 9294 5777.

Key contacts 

  • Call 9294 5777 to book an appointment with a Maternal and Child Health nurse 
  • Call 132 229 to speak with a nurse at the  24 hour Maternal and Child Health Helpline

Book an appointment

Call 9294 5777 to book an appointment at one of our centres. If you reach our answering machine, please leave a message and your call will be returned. Calls received after 2pm may not be returned until the following business day.

If your matter is not urgent

  • Call 13 22 29 to speak with the 24hr State Government Maternal and Child Health Helpline
  • Contact your GP

If your matter is urgent

 If your matter is urgent call 000 or contact your nearest hospital or GP.

Key ages and stages developmental assessments

When you return home after the birth of your child/ren a Maternal and Child Health nurse will contact you to arrange a home visit.

Your Maternal and Child Health centre nurse will review your child's health, growth and development. The nurse will also talk to you about your own health and how your experience as a parent of a new baby has been so far. 

Your child will need regular appointments over the next 3.5 years with your Maternal Child Health Nurse. Please call 9294 5777 to make an appointment when your child reaches each age milestone:

  • 2 weeks 
  • 4 weeks 
  • 8 weeks
  • 4 months
  • 8 months
  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 3.5 years

Developmental checks for children up to six years are in accordance with the Victorian Government Maternal & Child Health Framework. 

See more about your child’s 10 Key Age and Stage visits

Regular maternal and child health programs

Maroondah City Council runs a number of services and information sessions to ensure the health of babies and ease the concerns of new parents. They are held regularly and are free for Maroondah residents with young children.

They include breastfeeding support, INFANT program, baby settling and more.

See regular MCH programs

About your nurse

Your nurse is a qualified general nurse and midwife who has also completed further studies in Maternal and Child Health. The knowledge and skills of our nurses are constantly being updated. You will visit a maternal and child health nurse at 10 key ages and stages from birth to three and a half years. Your nurse can help you with things like breastfeeding and feeding your child; sleep and settling, making sure your child is growing, learning and developing well; being a parent and looking after yourself.

To practice in Victoria, maternal and child health nurses must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) and:

  • be a Division 1 Registered Nurse
  • be a Registered Midwife
  • hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Child Health.

Maternal and Child Health Apps

MCH app

This free app for families offers trustworthy information and time-saving features:

  • Nora, the app’s digital assistant, can answer most common child health queries
  • reminders for upcoming MCH consultations
  • a library of information on popular health and development topics
  • click-to-call useful contacts
  • regular updates and messages.

The app is available for all Apple and Android smartphones.

Download the MCH app on the App Store or Google Play.

Find out more about the app

My Baby Now app

INFANT sessions and the companion app will help you learn about:

  • Understanding and responding to your baby’s cues/signs
  • When and how to introduce solid foods and a sippy cup
  • Active play you can do together
  • Strategies for limiting screens
  • Experiences, strategies and tips from other parents

Find out more and get the app