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08 City of Stonnington April / May 2015
Are you a new parent? Do
you need advice on caring
for the health of your child?
Council’s Maternal and Child
Health Services is here to help.
Our service supports Stonnington
families in a wide range of areas of
parenting, health and development,
and as a referral source to other
professionals, while connecting
you with other families in the local
community. Families can make
regular appointments with this
free service from birth until
children reach school age.
Hospitals are required to notify your
local council that you have given
birth and will pass on your contact
details. This information is then
passed on to a Maternal and
Child Health nurse in your area.
• The Maternal and Child Health nurse
will make contact with you within
a few days of your arrival home
from hospital. This contact will be
to arrange a visit to your home.
• During your home visit, the Maternal
and Child Health nurse will give
you information about upcoming
consultations and services, where
your nearest centre is located, and
how to contact the Maternal and
Child Health line – a 24-hour, seven
day a week service especially
for you and your family’s needs.
The Stonnington Maternal and Child
Health Service can be contacted on
8290 3336 / 3521 or you can visit
Learn more about the friendly staff
at Maternal and Child Health Services
The Maternal and Child
Health Services also offers:
• Ten Key Ages and Stages
consultations for you and
your child, including a home
visit and then consultations
at two, four and eight weeks;
four, eight, twelve and 18
months; and two and three
and a half years of age. At
each consultation, you are
given the opportunity to
discuss your concerns,
talk about your parenting
experiences and learn how
to improve your child's health,
growth and development.
• An opportunity for you to
meet other parents and access
community groups in your area.
• Further support, assistance
and referrals if you need it.
Maternal and Child Health Services.
tags for all cats and dogs
This year Council has
introduced lifetime registration
tags for all cats and dogs. This
means that you can renew and
pay your pet registration every
year, using the same tag.
We recommend that you attach
your new lifetime registration tag to
your pet’s collar via a split ring. That
way, you will be able to remove the
tag without damaging it should you
ever want to attach it to a new collar.
If you need a replacement tag at
any time due to loss, please contact
Animal Management on 8290 3200
or the Service Centre on 8290 1333.
There is a $10 replacement fee for
all lost tags. Worn out tags will be
replaced at no cost.
Did you know that the City
of Stonnington will waive the
first year’s pet registration fee
for residents who adopt a pet
from a not-for-profit animal
Council encourages residents to
adopt dogs and cats from animal
welfare organisations, such as the
Save-A-Dog Scheme (SADS) that
operates the Stonnington Pound
in Weir Street, Glen Iris.
This initiative aims to reduce the
number of unwanted animals that
are euthanised, by increasing the
number of pets adopted from
animal welfare organisations.
Council is pleased to announce
that Velvet, the seven-year old
resident pooch from SADS was
adopted shortly after attending
the Pets in the Park event in
March this year. Velvet had been
a wonderful companion to many
employees across Council on her
daily excursions from the pound.
We are all happy and grateful that
she has found her ‘furever’ home.
Up-to-date information about pet
registration can be found on our
and-wildlife or call 8290 1333.
2015 – 100 Reasons
to Celebrate with
The City of Stonnington
is proud to celebrate the
marvellous milestone of
turning 100 years of age.
Stonnington’s centenarians and their
families are invited to celebrate their
longevity and life by joining the
Mayor at a silver service morning
tea. Each centenarian will be invited
to bring their closest relatives,
friends or carers along to help
them celebrate and be formally
acknowledged by the Mayor.
If someone you know, turns 100
on or before the 24 July, and is a
resident of Stonnington (or has been
within the past 12 months before
moving into care), please let us know
by calling 8290 3224 by 1 June, so
that we can invite them to this event.
This special event is on
Friday 24 July, 10.30am–12pm
Banquet Room Stonnington City
Centre, Corner Glenferrie Road
and High Street Malvern.
Adopt a pet
and get one
does to assist those
who are visually
Council aims to be an
inclusive City for all
residents, from a range
of backgrounds, ages
One of the ways we help our
community is through providing
a range of information via
the InStonnington magazine.
Through our collaboration with
Vision Australia, we can provide
this magazine in an easy-to-
follow audio file format. If
you know someone in the
community who has low vision
or is visually impaired, please let
them know of this free service.
To access a copy of the
latest edition of InStonnington,
visit Council’s website or
call 8290 1333.
“Stonnington will be a City where all people can be happy, healthy, safe and feel part of and contribute to the community.”
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