We understand little ones are precious.
We've put together a list of helpful support contacts for you.
We also provide a range of programs and services for families with babies.
Key support contacts
In an emergency – please call Triple (000).
Call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for 24-hour qualified health advice on minor illnesses.
Online symptom checker
The online symptom checker can guide you to the right health care option. If your symptoms are hard to describe call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) runs the National Breastfeeding Helpline. It is staffed by trained, volunteer counsellors who answer calls on a roster system in their own homes.
24 hour helpline – call on 1800 686 268.
Beyondblue – for depression, anxiety and suicide prevention.
24-hour helpline – all on 1300 224 636.
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia supports women, men and families affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.
Their National Helpline helps individuals and their families to recover from perinatal anxiety and depression.
Call 1300 726 306 Monday to Friday, 9am to 7.30pm AEST/AEDT.
Parentline – a confidential telephone service providing professional counselling and support to parents in Queensland.
Call 1300 301 300.
Smalltalk was developed by the Parenting Research Centre.
Provides evidence-based strategies that parents can use to enhance the home learning environment for children from birth up to 4 years old.
Find Queensland Government information and services for families from family planning, caring for babies and young children to childcare and playgroups.
Queensland Government Child Health
The Child Health Service provides a range of free community health and support services for children and their parents/carers provided by a multidisciplinary team of child health nurses and early intervention clinicians.
Call 07 5687 9183.
Queensland Government Poisons Information Centre
Queensland Government Poisons Information Centre provides the public and health professionals with the latest evidence-based clinical information to assist in the management of poisonings and suspected poisonings.
24 hour helpline – call 13 11 26.
Our baby programs & services
Baby rhyme time sessions at your local library. It's never too early to read to your baby. Come along to one of the free weekly sessions.
Come along to a free or low-cost activity for parents and children. Find your local centre and click on the 'What's on' link to learn more about the activities on offer.
Gold Coast Community Directory
Search the Gold Coast Community Directory online for a community group, playgroup or service provider.
Health & fitness classes for active parents
Get fit and meet other new parents. Join one of our free or low-cost active and healthy activities including stroller groups, yoga and Pilates.
Parks & playgrounds
Our city is home to many fantastic parks and playgrounds. Use our Park Finder to find playgrounds in your local area.
Gold Coast Health provides immunisation clinics for children across the Gold Coast.
The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register holds the immunisation records for children. Copies of immunisation records can be accessed on the Medicare Australia website or by calling the Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.
Please visit the Gold Coast Health website for further information.