The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Line is a statewide telephone service available every day of the year for Victorian families with children from birth to school age. Maternal and child health nurses can provide information, support and guidance regarding a range of issues including child health, nutrition, breastfeeding, maternal and family health and parenting.
There are no planned outages for Maternal and Child Health Line.
The following information and links will help you understand how to care for your children and keep them safe.
Every child goes through various stages of development, and will spend different lengths of time at each stage.
Interpreters and access for deaf callers
The service is able to connect culturally and linguistically diverse families to female interpreters from the Translating Interpreter Service. It is also available to hearing or speech impaired callers who have access to the National Relay Service (NRS).
Need to change an appointment at your local centre, or find out about immunisation sessions?
The MCH Line nurses are unable to cancel or change appointments with your local MCH nurse, or provide details on when immunisation sessions are held by your local council.
To contact your local council, see:
Find your local council
For more information about the service, please contact the service administration on 8392 9130 or 8392 9129 or
email the MCH Line