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Maternal and Child Health

Babies play on the floor at new parents group in Mount Alexander Shire

We provide a support service to families with children aged 0-6 years. This is free and available to all families.

Our services include:

• Assessment of your child's growth and development
• Referrals to other health agencies - if necessary
• Health and early parenting information
• Linkages to community resources to meet your family's needs
• If this is your first baby, you will be invited to a first time parent group
• Our Enhanced Home Visiting Service provides support for families with additional needs
• Sleep and Settling support through group sessions and one on one support
• Immunisations for ages 0 - 5 years

Information, guidance and support

  • Breastfeeding
  • Child health and development
  • Maternal Health
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Home and care safety for infants
  • Child accident and injury prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep and Settling

Childhood immunisations

Mount Alexander Shire Council provides immunisations to children based on the National Immunisation Program.  Local General Practices also offer immunisation services. 

The Maternal and Child Health Service offer immunisations to children aged 0-5 by appointment. 

Immunisation records are available by accessing through your MyGov account.

Breastfeeding Support

Lactation Consultants can be found at Castlemaine Health and Bendigo Health.

Mount Alexander Shire has an active Australian Breastfeeding Association group who have a calendar of activities and also hire breast pumps.

To find out about groups and for 24hr breastfeeding support Phone: 1800 686 268 or

Where are we?

15 Lyttleton Street

Castlemaine Vic 3450

How to contact us

Phone: (03) 5471 1822, please leave a message on the answering machine.

When are we open?

Monday to Friday 9:00am- 4:30pm except Public Holidays.

The centre has a baby care room, toilet, kitchen and comfortable lounge available during opening hours.

Other Information

For information about services, organisations and activities for Children and Families visit Mount Alexander Shire Council:

Other helpful information can be found via the following Apps:

* MCH App
* RCH Kids Health App

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