Making the transition into school can be an exciting but also emotional time for families. Luckily, we have plenty of services and support networks you can draw on to help you prepare for these milestones in your child's life.

Things to do

Parenting resources

Council services in Boroondara

Maternal and Child Health service

We provide free health and developmental checks for 0-6 year olds, plus advice for new parents.

Immunisation service

We run around 150 free immunisation sessions for children annually.

Kindergarten enrolment

We administer the enrolment process for 27 stand-alone, sessional kindergartens.

Activities directory for families

We maintain a searchable directory of free and low cost activity providers and facilities in our area.

Activities in Boroondara

Find more activities for you and your child in our searchable directory of activities for families.

Support and advice 

After hours

  • Maternal and Child Health Line: free advice from a qualified MCH nurse for children from birth to school age, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 13 22 29.
  • Parentline: free counselling and advice for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old, 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. Call 13 22 89.
  • The National Breastfeeding Helpline: breastfeeding knowledge and help with overcoming common hurdles 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1800 686 268.

Find health information

You can use the Victorian Government's Better Health Channel tool below to find quality assured, reliable, up-to-date and easy to understand health information on children aged 4 to 12.*

*The Better Health Channel website is managed and authorised by the Department of Health and Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia. The site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.

Content on the City of Boroondara website is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. This information is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or other registered health professional.

Need advice now?

If your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000 or go to an emergency department at a hospital.

Older children

Check out our resources and supports for kids aged 12 and up.
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