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About Maternal and Child Health Services

The Knox Maternal and Child Health Service is a free, confidential service for families with young children from birth to 6 years.

Maternal and child health services

The service provides:

  • child health and developmental checks
  • information
  • advice and support
  • screening and referral to additional services if needed.

You can get information about a range of parenting topics and issues, including: 

  • breastfeeding (lactation consultants available for further support) and bottle feeding
  • sleep and settling
  • mother's health and wellbeing including postnatal depression
  • family planning
  • immunisation
  • play and safety
  • managing your child's behaviour
  • playgroups, child care options and preschool
  • support with family issues including family violence and relationships
  • first time parent groups.

Your maternal and child health nurse

In addition to general nurse and midwife qualifications, your maternal and child health nurse will have completed further studies in family, child and community health.

Your nurse’s knowledge and skills are continually updated to ensure the parenting and child health information and advice provided is up to date.

Your nearest Maternal and Child Health Centre

Browse our map of Maternal and Child Health Centres in Knox or find the address in the table below.




Forest Road

Cnr Forest Road & Stockton Avenue

Ferntree Gully

Knox Children and Family Centre - Bayswater

41 Phyllis Street


Knox Children and Family Centre - Wantirna

81 Argyle Way

Wantirna South


81 Anne Road



77 Liberty Avenue



100 Murrindal Drive


Marie Chandler

11 Park Crescent



17 Fuchsia Street

Ferntree Gully

Provide feedback on the care of your child

Knox City Council is committed to providing the very best service possible to you and your family.

We conduct client satisfaction surveys on a regular basis, but your feedback is welcome any time. You can either complete a client feedback form which is available in the Centre waiting rooms or call the Maternal and Child Health Coordinator on 9298 8309.

All of your personal information is treated in confidence and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Need help?

Email and we will get back to you.

Or call our Maternal and Child Health team on 9298 8741.


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