Child FIRST is a Government initiative that allows families to access free, tailored parenting support. Child FIRST helps ensure that children, young people and their families are linked effectively into all relevant services.

Referrals can be made by calling the number listed for the council area you live in.

Parents can expect to receive:

  • A single telephone number for family services
  • Appropriate information and advice over the phone
  • A referral to services that meet your needs
  • Assistance in identifying the needs of you and your children; and support in identifying goals that will meet those needs
  • Information about groups that are available for you to attend (for example, young mums, single parents, grandparents and carers, etc).

DHS Region

Local Government Area

Child FIRST referral number

Eastern Metropolitan

Yarra Ranges, Knox, Maroondah

1300 369 146

Monash, Whitehorse, Manningham, Boroondara

1300 762 125

Southern Metropolitan

Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong

(03) 9705 3939

*Aboriginal children and families (Casey, Cardinia and Greater Dandenong)

(03) 9794 5973

Frankston, Mornington Peninsula

1300 721 383

Kingston, Bayside, Glen Eira, Stonnington, Port Phillip

1300 367 441

Contact Nazareth

For course and admission enquiries, please contact the course information line.

(+613) 9795 8100