Maternal and child health service

Please direct all phone enquiries and appointment bookings to Maternal and Child Health on 0484 962 574

Moyne Shire Council maintains a dedicated team of Maternal and Child Health Nurses who provide a free, family-centred service to parents and carers with children from birth to school age. Working in partnership with families, the Maternal and Child Health Nurse offers guidance, support, and information in all aspects of parenting, child health and development, maternal health, and family wellbeing.

The Maternal and Child Health Service offers

  • Ten key age and stage assessments where the individual health, growth, and development of your child is monitored. At each visit, you are given the opportunity to discuss any concerns, talk about your parenting experiences, and learn how to improve your child’s health, growth, and development.
  • Maternal health and wellbeing assessments, information, and advice.
  • Health information, guidance, and advice is provided on nutrition, feeding, parenting, development, safety, and current immunisation practices.
  • Appropriate referral to allied health services, and health professionals.
  • First-time parent’s groups to share information and develop social networks. For more information, speak with your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.
  • Families with additional needs are supported through our Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Service which offers in-home visiting support.
  • The 24-hour Maternal and Child Health Line provides information, advice, and support 24/7 on 13 22 29.

When to attend

The 10 Key Ages and Stages to visit include a home visit around birth, and then in-centre visits at two, four and eight weeks; four, eight, twelve, and eighteen months; two and three and a half years of age.

Additional visits are available for first-time parents, and families with particular needs.

Timetable and locations

Phone enquiries and appointment bookings can be made through Maternal and Child Health on 0484 962 574.

We offer Maternal and Child Health Services in Mortlake, Koroit, Port Fairy, and Warrnambool.

Mortlake Community Health Centre (23 Boundary Road, Mortlake)


Jacaranda House (60 High Street, Koroit)

Monday and Thursday

Port Fairy Community Services Centre (16 Atkinson Street, Port Fairy)

Tuesday and Friday

Younger Ross Centre (60 Fairy Street, Warrnambool)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Please note Operating days and hours may vary on public holidays and over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding information and support is available through the Australian Breastfeeding Association, or the 24-hour Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 686 268.