Mother holder her baby

Investment $81.1 million

New parents, and their babies, will receive even more support with an $81.1 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2017/18.

What will the money be used for?

The 2017/18 Budget includes investments to:

Extra maternal and child health services

This investment will support extra maternal and child health services for more than 37,000 families, and boost support for new mums and playgroups.

  • School readiness funding for our kindergarten kids

  • We’re preparing our youngest Victorians for school, with an $87.1 million investment in a nation-leading policy that will help kinder kids who need more support.

Media releases

Investing in our kids when it matters most
More support for new parents and their children

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