Murrindindi's Maternal and Child Health service is a free and confidential service that provides professional advice on the health and development of your child from birth to 6 years. Available services include:
- Information on infant feeding - both breast feeding and formula feeding
- Introduction to solid food and general nutrition
- Childhood illness
- Guidance on prevention of childhood injury
- Sleeping and settling
- Behaviour management and positive parenting
Click here for contact details to book an appointment with one of our Maternal and Child Health Nurses.
Click here for information on Council supported playgroups in Murrindindi Shire.
Click here for childcare options in Murrindindi Shire.
You can also follow our Murrindindi Children's Network Facebook page or download the App on Google Play or App Store.
Alexandra Maternal and Child Health Centre
Perkins Street, Alexandra
5772 0399 or 0437 884 811
Hours: Mondays and Fridays from 9am - 4pm (by appointment)
Eildon Maternal and Child Health Centre
Community Health Centre, High Street, Eildon
0437 884 811 Tuesdays from 2pm - 4pm (by appointment)
Flowerdale Maternal and Child Health Centre
Flowerdale Primary School and Early Learning Centre, 6525 Yea-Whittlesea Road, Flowerdale
0437 884 811
Tuesdays from 1pm - 4pm (by appointment)
Kinglake Maternal and Child Health Centre
Kinglake Ranges Children's Centre, 37-69 Extons Road, Kinglake
5786 1337 or 0427 368 584
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am - 4pm (by appointment)
Marysville Maternal and Child Health Centre
Marysville Primary School and Early Learning Centre, 15 Falls Road, Marysville
0437 884 811
Tuesdays from 9am - 12noon (by appointment)
Toolangi Maternal and Child Health Centre
1717 Healesville Kinglake Road, Toolangi
5786 1337 or 0427 368 584
By appointment only
Yea Maternal and Child Health Centre
Yea Children's Centre, The Semi Circle, Yea
0427 368 584
Fridays from 9am - 4pm (by appointment)
The free MCH App provides a modern digital solution and a resource families can use every day for trusted information on child and maternal health. Features of the App include:
- Nora, the App's digital assistance, can answer most common child health queries
- a library of information on popular health and development topics
- click-to-call contacts
- prompts for upcoming MCH consultations
- regular updates and messages
You can download the App on Google Play or via the App Store.
Council’s Maternal Child Health service providers collect Child Health Record information. We take privacy and confidentiality seriously, and this information is handled in accordance with the Health Records Act 2001(Vic) and only shared if the child’s primary care giver provides consent or where required by law.
Click here(PDF, 505KB) to read the Health Records Act 2001
A comprehensive childhood immunisation service is provided throughout the Shire and offered free to all children. Our experienced nurses are available to discuss your child’s immunisation program and give the required vaccines.
Immunisation sessions are conducted in Yea, Kinglake and Alexandra.
Click here(PDF, 460KB) to download the 2020 Immunisation timetable.
For more information you can download the VaxOnTime app via the App Store or Google Play. The app will:
- send you reminders when immunisations are coming up for your child
- help you locate a health service and make an appointment
- point you in the right direction if you are looking for quality-assured information about vaccines and immunisation.
You can also find out more at www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au or by contacting Council's Maternal Child Health Coordinator on 0436 936 677.
Immunisation History Statements
To view your Immunisation History Statement:
Go to my.gov.au and sign in to your Medicare online account. If you do not have a myGov account, you can create one and then link it to your Medicare account; or
Use the Express Plus Medicare mobile app. If you don’t have the app, you can download it to your smart phone or tablet. For more information, go to humanservices.gov.au/expressplus
Please note that if your child is 14 years of age or over they will need to sign into or create their own Medicare online account through myGov to view their immunisation history statement. You will not be able to view their immunisation history statement in your account.
If you are unable to access the immunisation history statement online, you can obtain a copy by calling the Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.
For more information about immunisation requirements and payments click here.
First Time Parent Groups
First Time Parent Groups run in Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea. For more information, contact your nearest Maternal and Child Health Centre.
Council operates outdoor swimming pools in Alexandra, Eildon, Marysville and Yea. Click here for more information.
Murrindindi Library Service
Our libraries in Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea run storytime sessions as follows:
Alexandra Library - Thursdays from 11am to 12pm during the school term
Kinglake Library - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 11am during the school term
Yea Library - Wednesdays from 11am to 12pm during the school term
Held in October each year - ask you local Maternal and Child Health nurse about the fun activities on offer!
Here is a list of Kindergartens located in Murrindindi Shire:
- Alexandra - 5772 1387
- Eildon - 5774 2041
- Flowerdale - 5734 6200
- Kinglake Ranges - 5786 1352
- Marysville - 5963 3330
- Yea - 5734 6200
For more information go to www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents
- Council operates the following playgroup programs:
There are a number of other playgroups that operate around the Shire, including:
- Alexandra (Alexandra Community Health - Mother Goose Program) - 5772 0900
- Flowerdale (Flowerdale Community House) - 5780 2664
- Flowerdale (Steiner inspired Bush Playgroup) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kinglake (Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House) - 5786 1301
- Marysville (Marysville Kindergarten) - 5963 3330
- Toolangi (Toolangi Primary School) - 5962 9255
- Yea (Rosebank Hostel) - 5797 3056
- Yea (Pioneer Reserve) - 0400 270 681 or 0419 159 734
For more information go to www.playgroup.org.au
Click here to find information on Council's Family Day Care service.
There is also childcare and occasional care offered through Kinglake Ranges Children's Centre. For more information the Centre can be contacted on 5786 1352.
Raising Children's Network
Australian Breastfeeding Association
Nurse on Call
You can also call the 24 hour Maternal Child Health line on 132 229.
Poisons Information Line - 13 11 26
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne - 9345 5522
Australian Interpreter service - 13 14 50
For emergencies dial 000.