Maternal and child health

Our maternal and child health service provides free help to Glen Eira families with children from birth to school age. 

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How is the service currently operating?

Our Maternal and Child Health Service has returned to a full face-to-face service. 

All Key Ages and Stages, visits have resumed. COVID-19 precautions continue to be implemented as per the Department of Health and Human Services.

Masks are strongly recommended when attending the Maternal and Child Health Centre. Do not attend your appointment if you or your child are unwell.

For more information or for any concerns, you can call the Glen Eira Maternal and Child Health administration on 9524 3403 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Group talks/educational online sessions

Sleep and settling sessions

Sessions are held in person on Wednesdays at the Glen Huntly Maternal and Child Health Centre, please book via the links below:

Food in the first 12 months

All sessions are online and held from 2pm to 3.30pm:

  • Tuesday 24 January
  • Thursday 23 February
  • Monday 20 March
  • Tuesday 18 April
  • Thursday 18 May 
  • Monday 19 June
  • Tuesday 18 July
  • Thursday 17 August
  • Monday 18 September 
  • Tuesday 17 October 
  • Thursday 23 November
  • Monday 11 December

Book a session online

What is the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service?

The MCH service is a free service for parents and carers with children aged from birth to school years.

MCH is a family-focused service offering guidance, support and practical information in parenting, maternal health and family wellbeing.

Programs within the MCH service:

  • breastfeeding support 
  • the health and physical development of your baby or child
  • child safety and injury prevention
  • keeping your family healthy
  • oral health
  • playgroups and kindergarten enrolment
  • parent education talks
  • our new parents' group.


Centre Address
Bentleigh Maternal and Child Health 542 Centre Road, Bentleigh
Caulfield Maternal and Child Health Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Elsternwick Maternal and Child Health 274–276 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick
Glen Huntly Maternal and Child Health Corner Royal and Rosedale Avenues, Glen Huntly
McKinnon Maternal and Child Health Centre 186 McKinnon Road, McKinnon
Moorleigh Community Village 92 Bignell Road, Bentleigh East
Murrumbeena Maternal and Child Health 107 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena

Key Ages and Stages 

Health and development assessments are scheduled for the following ages:

Other useful contacts

Give us feedback

We welcome your suggestions on how we can improve our services. To give us feedback, email

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