Young Mums group

Mt Alexander Family Services (MAFS) are co-located at Castlemaine District Community Health and offer outreach services to families experiencing difficulties.

Castlemaine District Community Health is also an active participant in various groups that work with organisations and the public to increase family and youth services in the Shire.



Sometimes families need help juggling their different needs and demands. Mt Alexander Family Services (MAFS) aims to provide support to families who are experiencing difficulties or need a hand.

Family Services Workers aim to support families by working with them in their own homes, identifying current issues and developing goals that families and workers collaborate on to achieve. This process involves an in-depth assessment of the needs of each family member.

Our service provides outreach, where we work with families in their homes. If we are not able to assist, we can refer you to someone who may be more appropriate.

Mt Alexander Family Services works with families who have children between the ages of 0 to 18 years old (including before birth). Families must live with-in Mount Alexander Shire.

To Arrange an Appointment
MAFS is located with-in Castlemaine District Community Health. You can drop in or call reception on (03) 5479 1099 and request asistance.

Professionals such as doctors and teachers can phone for advice or refer families directly to MAFS through Child FIRST on (03) 5440 1147 or 1800 260 338

Cost: MAFS services are free