24-hour phone support

The Maternal and Child Health Line is a telephone service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for Victorian families with children from birth to school age.

The phone number is 13 22 29.

This service is part of the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service and is fully funded by the State Government.

The line is staffed by qualified maternal and child health nurses who provide information, support and guidance on child health, nutrition, breastfeeding, maternal and child health and parenting.

All calls to the line are anonymous.

The service is able to connect culturally and linguistically diverse speaking callers to female interpreters from the Translating Interpreter Service.

It is also available to hearing or speech impaired callers who have access to the National Relay Service (NRS).