Canberra Mothercraft Society,

About QEII

What we do

The Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Family Centre is a public hospital managed by the Canberra Mothercraft Society (CMS).


We specialise in post-natal and early childhood health services to families of young children up to three years of age experiencing complex health and behavioural difficulties.

All the staff have been so supportive and encouraging and have really listened to me and my baby’s needs. The information, expertise and practical assistance with helping my baby sleep and settle, has been fantastic.

– Jacqui

We offer a residential program that provides support for many needs, including:

  • unsettled babies
  • children with sleeping difficulties
  • complex lactation and other feeding problems
  • in-risk families
  • special needs families
  • mood disorders
  • parenting support and education
  • nutritionally compromised infants
  • child behaviour difficulties
QEII toyroom activities

Staff includes specially trained midwives, nurses and a counsellor. Medical officers and other health professionals come to QEII when needed, to provide services we don’t have in-house.

We learnt so much and especially enjoyed the sessions on relating to our baby.

– Frances

QEII Family Centre is a drug and alcohol-free health facility. Smoking is not allowed inside or outside our premises.

Admission to QEII is by referral only.


  • are accepted from health professionals, child protection agencies or other social service providers
  • are to be lodged with the ACT Health Directorate Community Health Intake service (CHI)
  • must provide evidence that you:
    • have received support from your local community-based services and trialled their recommended strategies to resolve your issue
    • meet at least one of the criteria for admission.

Helping families thrive

We wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which CMS and its services at QEII are located, and their Elders past and present.