Support for new parents and families

Bringing your newborn home for the very first time is one of life’s most precious moments for any parent. But it can also be extremely daunting.

Mother holding a newborn child

It’s why the Victorian Government is delivering $214 million to ensure new parents have the support and care they – and their baby – need. This year’s Budget delivers on our promise to parents, including:

New early parenting centres

Establishing seven early parenting centres across our state, with new locations in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Casey, Frankston, Wyndham and Whittlesea, alongside upgrades to the Tweddle Child and Family Health Service and Queen Elizabeth Centre.

Home-based sleep support

Home-based sleep support for 7,000 vulnerable families, giving sleep-deprived mums and dads the assurance and advice they need.

24-hour phone line

A dedicated maternal and child 24-hour phone line with specialists in sleep and settling issues.

Baby bundles

Baby bundles for around 35,000 first-time parents to help make sure every Victorian child gets the best start in life.

Payroll tax exemption

Expanding the payroll tax exemption to all types of parental leave.

Reviewed 24 May 2019

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