Maternal and Child Health Line

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Line is a statewide telephone service av​ailable 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.

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There are no planned outages for Maternal and Child Health Line.

  • Mother on phone with baby strapped to chest

    Providing feedback

    We are keen to know how we can improve our service to better meet your needs. Please take time to answer a short survey

  • parents taking baby temperature


    Answers to some of the questions that our nurses are frequently asked.

  • Mother holding baby and reading some information

    Health topic of the month

    The following information and links will help you understand how to care for your children and keep them safe.

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    Your child's development

    Every child goes through various stages of development, and will spend different lengths of time at each stage.

Interpreters and access for deaf callers

Translator symbol - translators are availableThe 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

More information

For more information about the service, please contact the service administration on 8392 9130 or 8392 9129 or email the MCH Line