First Nations families

Cultural care for you and your baby

Acknowledgement to Country

LRH acknowledges the Gunaikurnai and Bunurong peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands on which our services are situated. We acknowledge the strength, resilience and survival of Aboriginal peoples and are committed to providing an accessible and culturally response service that works in partnership with community members for better health outcomes. We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We recognise and respect their connection to their ancestral lands.

Aboriginal Health Unit at LRH

Our Aboriginal Hospital Liaison officers are here to support you during your stay and help you understand hospital services and birthing options. Having a child is a really big step and it is important you feel comfortable and supported.

Ask your midwife to connect you with one of our Aboriginal Hospital Liaison officers or phone, 5173 8653 or 5173 8831 Monday to Friday from 8.30am-5pm.

You can also contact the team by emailing:

Koori Maternity Service

The Koori Maternity Services Midwife Coordinator is highly skilled and offers a range of services.

The Koorie Maternity Services Midwife will assist the health of Indigenous women, their unborn infants, children, and families.

The midwife will also provide antenatal and postnatal care for women of the Latrobe community and further the education and choice for women in family planning within a community-controlled health service.

The midwife develops strategies to maximise efficient and effective delivery of maternity health services at the clinic

Koori Maternity Services are at 15-17 Collins Street Morwell. Phone (03) 5133 8273, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Maternal and Child Health Services

The First 1000 Days project run by Latrobe City Council aims to support Aboriginal families from pregnancy to the child’s second birthday in building a strong, deep and resilient connection to community and culture. It gives Aboriginal children a great start to life in their first 1000 days.