Resources for families and children

Families and Children Services and Programs Brochure(PDF, 492KB)


Useful websites and services:

Melton City Council- Families and Children

Local programs, services and support for families with children aged 0-12 years.

Visit: Melton City Council Families and Children

Department of Education

Practical information for Victorian parents and carers to support their child's learning needs. Includes information about child care, kindergarten and school.

Visit: Department of Education

The Royal Children's Hospital

Provides realiable, up to date health information for children and families. In the case of an emergency, call 000.

Visit: The Royal Children's Hospital

Raising Children Network

Parenting articles, advice and support from leading Australian experts. Includes development information, play and learning activity ideas for babies and children of all ages.

Visit: Raising Children Network


Information, advice and resources to support parents and carers through every stage, from parenting through to parenting teens.

Visit: Kidspot


The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is a state-wide Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) servicing children, young people, families, and community members.

Visit: VACCA

eSafety Commissioner

Advice for parents and carers to help keep children safe online.

Visit: esafety Commissioner

Educational Play and Learning

Melton City Council 30 Days of Play

Get inspired with the Melton City Council 30 Days of Play for babies, toddlers, preschools and primary school aged children.

0-12 months 30 Days of Play Activity Sheet(PDF, 174KB)

1-5 years 30 Days of Play Activity Sheet(PDF, 190KB)

5-12 years 30 Days of Play Activity Sheet(PDF, 189KB)

Melton Learning Directory YouTube Channel

Features over 100 pre-recorded learning activities and workshops for all ages.

Visit: Melton Learning Directory YouTube Channel

ABC Kids Early Education

Articles, audio and video resources aligned with Australian early years curriculum areas. 

Visit: ABC Kids Early Education

Local activities for children and families

Melton City Much More

Explore the City of Melton with this free app covering local events and activities, dining options, special offers and more.

Visit: Melton City Much More


City of Melton Libraries

Regular early years programs including Baby Bounce, Toddler Time and Storytime session

Visit: Early Years Programs

Programs and activities specifically for children including Read, Sing, Chat and Little STEAMers, after school programs and online resources for younger readers.

Visit: Kids Corner

Explore the e-collection of books, magazines, music and films.

Visit: e-collection


Melton Learning Directory

Easy access to local social and support groups, face to face and online learning programs, accredited courses, special events and more.

Visit: Melton Learning Directory


Imagination Magic

A monthly performing arts and literacy program for babies, toddlers and preschool children, and their parents and caregivers.

Visit: Imagination Magic


Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support - 24/7 Support lines

  •  Lifeline- 13 11 14
  •  Beyond Blue - 1300 22 46 36
  •  Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
  •  Mens Line - 1300 78 99 78
  •  Care in Mind- 1300 096 269



 Information and resources to support mental wellbeing

Visit: Headspace



Online mental health organisation supporting young people and their families

Visit: Reachout


Emerging Minds

Mental health and emotional wellbeing support for Australian infants, children, adolescents and families.

Visit: Emerging Minds

Child Mind Instititute

An independent non-profit organisation dedicated to transforming lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them they help they need to thrive.

Visit: Child Mind Institute

Smiling Mind

Accessible, life long tools to support healthy minds.

Visit: Smiling Minds