Early Childhood Intervention Services

ECIS Central Intake

Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) have a regional central point of entry. This provides families with easy and timely access to ECIS. Central Intake gathers information and determines whether the child meets eligibility criteria for ECIS. In the first instance referrals for ECIS must go to Central Intake who will work with the family to identify concerns, to plan next steps and to make a referral to an ECIS agency.


Eastern Metropolitan Region 1300 662 655
Northern Metropolitan Region (03) 9304 0775
Southern Metropolitan Region 1300 720 151
Western Metropolitan Region (03) 9275 7500
Barwon South Western Region 1800 354 605
Gippsland Region 1800 33 60 10 
Grampians Region (03) 5330 8608/ 5330 8613
Hume Region 1800 627 391
Loddon-Mallee Region 1300 363 514


Northern Region

Kalparrin www.kalparrin.com.au

Kalparrin ECIS (Early Childhood Intervention Service) is situated in Greensborough, in the Northern Region of Melbourne and provides services to families residing in the local government areas of Banyule, Whittlesea and Nillumbik.

Kalparrin is a not for profit organisation, overseen by a Board of Management, that receives the majority of its funding from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. These funds are supplemented by fees and the generous support of the local community, service organisations, businesses and fundraising events. 

As well as ECIS services, Kalparrin’s qualified staff also provide a range of fee for service programs, such as HCWA, Better Start, Psychology and Dietician. Kalparrin also has a regular schedule of programs to educate and support parents and carers of children with a disability or developmental delay.


Eastern Metropolitan Region

Irabina www.irabina.com.au

Irabina is a specialist early childhood intervention service that provides family centred programs from the time of diagnosis to school entry for children and their families who are challenged by Autism Spectrum Disorder and who reside predominantly in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.


Norparrin Centre For Children With Special Needs Inc

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: 152 Mill Park Drive, MILL PARK VIC 3082
Phone: 03 9404 2767
Fax: 03 9436 8788
Email: norparrin@primus.com.au
Website: www.norparrin.com.au
Local government area: Whittlesea, Banyule, Nillumbik and Darebin
Referral: ECIS Central Intake


Kalparrin Early Childhood Intervention Program Inc

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: 1 Kalparrin Avenue, GREENSBOROUGH VIC 3088
Phone: 03 9435 8311
Fax: 03 9435 8309
Email: manager@kalparrin.com.au
Local government area: Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea
Referral: ECIS Central Intake


EPIC Centre – Education Program for Infants and Children

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: Building 217, RMIT, Plenty Road, Bundoora VIC, 3083
Phone: 03 9466 9022
Fax: 03 9467 8442
Email: epic@rmit.edu.au
Website: www.epic.edu.au
Local government area: Whittlesea, Banyule and Nillumbik
Referral: ECIS Central Intake


Department's Specialist Children's Services - Glenroy

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: 4 Hartington St GLENROY VIC, 3046
Phone: Administration 03 9304 0702
Fax: 03 9300 3872
Local government area: Glenroy
Statewide service: No
Referral: ECIS Central intake


Broad Insight Group Inc

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: 1-5 Sorrento St, BROADMEADOWS VIC 3047
Phone: 03 9309 9200
Fax: 03 9302 2395
Email: margaret.clancy@dianella.org.au
Local government area: Hume and Northern Moreland
Referral: ECIS Central Intake


Dianella Community Health - Broadmeadows

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services – Parent Advisory Service for Hearing Impaired Children
Address: 35 Johnstone Street, BROADMEADOWS VIC 3047
Phone: 03 8345 5439
Fax: 03 9309 2422
Email: dianne.hartley@dianella.org.au
Website: www.dianella.org.au
Local government area: Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Darebin, Banyule, Yarra.
Referral: Australian Hearing, Dianella Audiology, ECIS, GP's, MCHC


Foundations Early Childhood Intervention - Merri Community Health Centre

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: 56 Dimboola Road, BROADMEADOWS, VIC 3047
Phone: 03 03 9302 1780
Fax: 03 9302 1720
Address: 298 Victoria Rd, Thornbury 3071
Phone: 9484 5314
Fax: 9416 7564
Email: foundations@mchs.org.au
Website: www.mchs.org.au
Local government area: Hume, Darebin and Moreland
Referral: ECIS Central Intake


Melbourne Citymission - Brunswick

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: 123 Albion Street, BRUNSWICK VIC 3056
Phone: 03 9385 3200
Fax: 03 9386 8631
Email: ptrowbridge@mcm.org.au
Website: www.melbournecitymission.org.au
Local government area: Moreland, Darebin & Yarra
Referral: ECIS Central Intake


Noah's Ark Inc - Heidelberg Heights and Roxburgh Park

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: 1 Altona Street, HEIDELBERG WEST VIC 3081
Phone: 03 9458 4133
Fax: 03 9458 4166
Email: northern@noahsarkinc.org.au

Address: 6 Perry Court Roxbugh Park 3064
Phone: 03 9303.9512
Fax: 03 9303 9562
Email: michelle.murray@noahsarkinc.org.au

Website: www.noahsarkinc.org.au
Local government area: Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Yarra & Hume (Part)
Referral: ECIS Central Intake


Scope Victoria - North West Specialist Services - Glenroy

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: 177 Glenroy Road, GLENROY VIC 3046
Phone: 03 8311 4000
Fax: 03 9306 6654
Email: nwss@scopevic.org.au
Website: www.scopevic.org.au
Local government area: Moreland , Hume, Darebin. 
Referral: ECIS Central Intake 


Sunbury Early Intervention Program - Sunbury Community Health

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: 12-28 Macedon Street, SUNBURY VIC 3429
Phone: 03 9744 9543
Fax: 03 9744 6777
Email: chrisk@sunburychc.org.au
Service area: Sunbury
Referral: ECIS Central Intake


Villa Maria

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: Gate 4, 3-13 Fernhurst Grove, KEW 3101
Phone: 03 9855 7850
Fax: 03 9855 2340
Email: anne.muir@villamaria.com.au
Website: www.villamaria.com.au
Local government area: Yarra
Referral: ECIS Central intake


Glenroy Early Childhood Intervention Services - Yooralla

Service: Early Childhood Intervention Services
Address: 48-50 Box Forest Road, GLENROY VIC 3046
Phone: 03 9359 9208
Fax: 03 9359 6513
Email: glenroy@yooralla.com.au
Website: www.yooralla.com.au
Local government area: Hume, Darebin, Banyule, Moreland and Whittlesea (Part)
Referral: ECIS Central intake


Northern Autism Outreach Program (NAOS)

The NAOS program initially provided an outreach service to families of children with autism.  This service is no longer Autism specific.  It has been expanded to provide outreach services to all families on the Northern Metropolitan Region Central Intake waiting list for Early Intervention services.  This program is run in partnership with the Specialist Children’s Services (SCS) department.   As of December 2007 NMR Children & Youth Services within the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development are now responsible for Specialist Children’s services and the EI agencies.

Link:  http://www.kalparrin.com.au/html/s02_article/article_view.asp?keyword=Northern-Autism-Outreach-Program-NAOS 

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