Please find below a list of helpful resources:
Dept. of Human Services: 136 150
Information on Govt. benefits, including Child Care payments and Family Tax Benefit Part A Supplement, available to parents of children who are up to date with immunization or have an appropriate exemption.
Australian Govt. Dept. of Health Immunise Australia Program: 1800 671 811
The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals.
Australian Govt. Family Assistance Office: 136 150
Information on a range of payments and services to help you look after your children’s education and health care, and any family issues that may come up along the way.
Victorian Poisons Information Hotline: 13 11 26
The Victorian Poisons Information Centre (VPIC) provides Victorians with a timely, safe information service on poisoning and suspected poisonings, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Maternal & Child Health Line: 12 22 29
Qualified maternal and child health nurses provide information, support and advice to Victorian families with children from birth to school age, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Nurse on Call: 1300 606 024
This telephone service provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Parent Line: 13 22 89
This telephone counseling service is available to parents and carers of children aged from birth to 18 years throughout Victoria from 8am – Midnight, 7 days a week. They provide information and assistance on a wide range of issues, including those who are struggling with or finding the parenting role challenging. They can not, however, provide you with legal or medical information.