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Maternal and child health appointment information

We provide a free maternal and child health service to all families with children from birth to 6 years of age. Find out about when child development checks happen and how to view, change and attend your appointments or go to a drop-in session.

The service is staffed by registered nurses with general, midwifery and postgraduate maternal, child and family health qualifications.

Your hospital midwife will notify us of your baby's birth. A maternal and child health nurse will contact you by phone and offer you a home visit as part of the program. Other visits are then generally conducted at your local maternal and child health centre.

These include visits to check your child's development at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, and 3.5 years.

Your Child Health Record

Hospitals provide a free booklet to all new parents called a Child Health Record. You are advised to have this booklet with you when your child sees health professionals so they can update after the visit. You should also record all immunisations in it.

How to make appointments


You can book, change and cancel appointments via the maternal and child health bookings form.

All you need is your Maternal Child Health ID number located on the first page of your green Child Health Record along with name and birth date. If you do not have your maternal child ID number, please contact us on (03) 9599 4755.


You can make an appointment for key ages and stages visits by calling (03) 9599 4755 on Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.00pm.

Drop-in sessions

Come see us at a drop-in session, no appointment is necessary.


28 Bodley Street

Tuesdays, 1.30pm–4.00pm

Brighton East

1 Palmer Avenue

Wednesdays, 9am­–12 noon

Brighton NBCC

145A Cochrane Street

Mondays, 1.30pm­–4.00pm

Thursdays, 1.30pm–4.00pm


483 Hampton Street

Wednesdays, 9am–12 noon


1A Livingston Street

Tuesdays, 1.30pm–4.00pm

Thursdays, 1.30pm–4.00pm


16 Station Street

Mondays, 1.30pm–4.00pm

Fridays, 9am–12 noon

After hours service

The Maternal and Child Health Line is a 24-hour telephone service staffed by qualified maternal and child health nurses. It provides over-the-phone information, advice and referral to all families with young children. The service is provided by the Victoria State Government.


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