Best Start Support Resources

Information for providers and practitioners on current programs and policies, service guidelines, current research, fact sheets and reports relating to the health and well-being of children and families in Victoria, nationally and overseas.

Poster Kits are now on loan through Best Start to assist providers and other professionals in their promotional activities.

  • Posters - "Did you know?" a series of three A3 posters
  • Banners - 900 x 300mm Banners

Department of Human Services

  • Maternity Care in Victoria- research in Measuring Maternity Care: A Set of Performance Indicators
  • Clinicians Health Channel  - aims to service the needs of clinicians - doctors, nurses and allied health professionals - in Victorian public hospitals by providing high quality information relevant to Australian clinical practice.
  • Children's Injury Prevention - the Victorian Injury Prevention Program works towards developing strategies at State and National levels, to reduce the incidence of injury in the Australian population.
  • People focus: 'Child Experts Gather' - Dr Deborah Phillips from the United States and Dr. J. Fraser Mustard from Canada speak at conference on early childhood held in Melbourne.
  • A to Z of programs : Public Health -  find fact sheets and information about child health and wellbeing.

Department of Transport

  • Department of Transport - formerly the Department of Infrastructure (DOI), the department is building a safer, fairer and greener transport system for all Victorians to create a more prosperous and connected community.

Department of Justice (DOJ)

  • Department of Justice (DOJ)  - search through 'Courts and Tribunals' on this website for information about the operation of the Children's Court of Victoria.

Other websites

  • The Australian Breastfeeding Association - is an organisation of people interested in the promotion and protection of breastfeeding. ABA is recognised internationally as a source of accurate information about breastfeeding management and research.
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) - in order to help health workers provide consistent information on breastfeeding and infant feeding to new mothers, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released a reference document called Infant Feeding Guidelines for Health Workers.