To find the most up to date services and supports in your local areas (including NDIS service providers and community and mainstream services) the search engines and websites available to you include:

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services

Free health service for Victorian families with children from birth to school age.

Community health services

Allied health and support services for children up to school age and their families.

Kindergarten and childcare
Victorian Inclusion Agency

Free support to eligible education and care services.

Childcare subsidy

Money to help pay for childcare.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

Helps eligible people who have come to Australia in the last five years.

You can get help with:

  • Education
  • Jobs
  • Houses
  • Family help
  • Legal help

Provides help to people from ethnic communities.

Provides free services including:

  • Plan Management
  • NDIS Reviews and Appeals
  • NDIS service in other language
  • NDIS Advice and Consultations
 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

The resources below provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Medicare information

Help with the costs of seeing a doctor, getting medicines, and accessing mental health care.

Victorian Government – Department of Education and Training
Raising Children Network

Website with free information about raising children and caring for yourself as a parent or carer.   

Parentline

​​​​​​​Phone service for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old. Parentline offers confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues. Call Parentline on 13 22 89.

Playgroup Victoria 

Helps families in Victoria find playgroups, resources, and support.

The Orange Door

The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children. ​​​​​​​

MyTime  

MyTime provides free support and information for parents of children with disabilities.

Starting Blocks

First steps to Early Childhood education and care.

Early Childhood Intervention Australia Victoria/Tasmania (ECIA)

ECIA is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Victoria and Tasmania.

Association for Children with a Disability (ACD)

Provides information, support, and advocacy to families of children with disability in Victoria.

Reimagine (previously Early Childhood Intervention Australia)

The lead body in Australia for early childhood outcomes for young children with a developmental delay or a disability ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Early Childhood Australia

The peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field.

Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA)

The national peak body in early learning for children and parents.

eSafety Commissioner

Resources about online safety.

Sports and recreation

The links below support children with developmental delay or disability to find sports and recreation activities.

Carer supports

Supports for people who care for a child with developmental delay or disability.

Local Council

You can visit your local Council website to find information about events and services close to where you live.

For example,

  • Kindergarten and child care
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Libraries
  • Supported playgroups
  • Local festivals and events

You can search ‘Children’s Services’ in the search bar on your local Council Website to find information.

Click here to find your local Council.   


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