What is the Victorian government baby bundle?
From July 2019, the Victorian government will offer first-time parents and carers a bundle of nursery essentials containing key parenting information and resources to support the health, development and wellbeing of their babies.
The project is part of the Victorian government's $213.7 million parenting package to support first-time parents and carers. It is one of the many ways the Victorian government is supporting parents during the transition to parenthood and the first years of their child’s life, including provision of additional funding for three year old kindergarten programs. This funding will be rolled out in stages, from 2020.
Who can receive the baby bundle?
All first-time Victorian families are eligible for a baby bundle, provided your first baby is born during or after July 2019. First-time foster and adoptive parents/carers with babies up to three months of age are also eligible to receive a baby bundle.
A baby bundle is available for each baby: families with twins will be eligible for 2 baby bundles; triplets for 3 and so on.
Baby bundles will be provided in hospitals at the time of birth. First-time parents who give birth at home, interstate or overseas, but who live in Victoria, may ask their Maternal and Child Health nurse to provide them with one. Please visit the Maternal and Child Health web page or contact the Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29 (24/7) to find your local MCH centre if you are not sure who your nurse is.
You are not eligible for a Victorian Government baby bundle if:
- Neither parent/carer lives in Victoria
- Your child was born prior to July 2019.
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