The preschool years are a very important time in your child’s life. We have many services and support networks you can draw on to help you prepare for this milestone 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

  • Nurse on Call: Puts you directly in touch with a registered nurse for caring, professional health around the clock. Call 1300 60 60 24.
  • 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.
  • Kids Helpline: Call anytime for any reason for counselling or just someone to talk to. Visit the Kids Helpline website or call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1800 551 800.
  • The National Breastfeeding Helpline: breastfeeding knowledge and help with overcoming common hurdles 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1800 686 268.
  • Victorian Poisons Information Centre: Trained staff will give first aid information, tell you if you need to call an ambulance or may refer you to a doctor for treatment. Call 13 11 26.

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.

Older children

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