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List of Australian Birth Centres

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Midwifery Program
Birth Centre
The Canberra Hospital
Yamba Drive
Garran ACT 2605
Phone: (02) 6244 3145
Fax: (02) 6244 3145
Email: canberramidwiferyprogram@act.gov.au

Calvary Public Hospital
Belconnen Way
Bruce ACT 2617
Phone: (02) 6201 6111
Website: www.calvary-act.com.au/maternity.html

New South Wales

Belmont Birthing Services
Belmont Hospital
Croudace Bay Road
Belmont NSW 2280
Phone: (02) 4923 2204

Blacktown Hospital Birth Centre
Blacktown Road
Blacktown NSW 2148
Phone: (02) 9881 8000

Mullumbimby Birth Centre
Azalea Street
Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Phone: (02) 6639 8226
Web site: nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/hospitals/mullumbimby-district-war-memorial-hospital/mullumbimby-birth-centre/

Royal Hospital for Women Birth Centre
First Floor
Baker Street
Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: (02) 9382 6111

Royal North Shore Hospital Birth Centre
Pacific Highway
St Leonards, NSW 2065
Phone: (02) 9926 8919

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Birth Centre
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
Phone: (02) 9515 6405
Web site: www.cs.nsw.gov.au/rpa

Ryde Midwifery Group Practice
Ryde Hospital
Denistone Road
Eastwood NSW 2122
Phone: (02) 9858 7549
Web site: www.mumsatryde.org.au

St George Hospital Birth Centre
Gray Street, Kogarah NSW
Phone: (02) 9350 3103
Web site: www.sesahs.nsw.gov.au/sgh

Tweed Valley Birthing Service
Murwillumbah District Hospital
Ewing Street, Second Floor, Murwillumbah, NSW 2484
Phone: (02) 6672 1822

Wyong Birthing Service
Wyong Hospital
664 Pacific Highway, Hamlyn Terrace, NSW 2259
Phone: (02) 4394 8000

Northern Territory

Royal Darwin Hospital
87 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT 0800
Phone: (08) 8999 2400
Web site: www.health.nt.gov.au/Hospitals/Royal_Darwin_Hospital/


Gold Coast Hospital Birth Centre
108 Nerang Street Southport QLD 4215
Phone: (07) 5519 8211

Mackay Birth Centre
475 Bridge Rd, Mackay
Phone: (07) 4968 6404
Email: birth_centre-mbh@health.qld.gov.au

Mareeba Birthing Centre
21 Lloyd Street Mareeba Qld 4880
Phone: (07) 4092 9333

Royal Womens’ Hospital Birth Centre
Butterfield St, Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3636 8966
Website: www.health.qld.gov.au/rbwh

Toowoomba Base Hospital Birth Centre
Wilmot Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: (07) 4616 6000
Website: www.fbc.org.au

Townsville Hospital Birth Centre
100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas QLD 4814
Phone: (07) 4796 2779
Website: www.fbctownsville.org.au

South Australia

Flinders Medical Centre Birth Centre
Flinders Drive, Bedford Park SA 5042
Phone: (08) 8204 3130
Web site: www.flinders.sa.gov.au/womenandchildren/pages/maternity

Birthing and Assessment Centre Low
Lyell McEwin Hospital
Haydown Road
Elizabeth Vale SA 5112
Phone: (08) 8182 9236


Lauceston Birth Centre
Australia’s only free standing, independently run birth centre
14 Frankland Rise
Launceston TAS 7250
Phone: (03) 6334 3584
Website: www.birthcentre.org.au


Maternity Group Practice in the Family Birth Centre
Mercy Hospital for Women  
163 Studley Rd
Heidelberg VIC 3084
Phone: (03) 8458 4444
Family Birth Centre Website

Western Australia

Family Birth Centre
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women
374 Bagot Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
Phone: (08) 9340 1800
Email: margaret.davies@health.wa.gov.au
Web site: www.health.wa.gov.au/services/detail.cfm?Unit_ID=401

If you know of a birth centre in Australia that is not listed here - please email Jane with the details.

Page created 8th January 2010

Page updated 3rd May 2017


43 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.

Nov 22, 2010 6:57pm [ 1 ]

There are Birth centres at gold coast hospital southport and murwillumbah hospital northern NSW.

Jan 16, 2011 8:03pm [ 2 ]

Dear Sally - Thank you so much for your feedback. We rely on the public to let us know when we miss out on lising a birth centre or to tell us if the details have changed. So if any one else sees an error or omission can you please let us know.

Becky Ackerman
Feb 14, 2011 10:42pm [ 3 ]

There's also a birth centre in Townsville QLD, and another one to open in Toowoomba QLD.

Feb 18, 2011 6:55am [ 4 ]

Thanks Becky for letting us know. We've now updated this page to included these two birth centres. It is great that the list of birth centres is growing

Mar 21, 2011 8:35pm [ 5 ]

The birth centre at the Women's in Melbourne has been lost, as has the Geelong Family Birthing Unit. Both closed.

Apr 1, 2011 2:01pm [ 6 ]

Hi Melissa - thank you for the update. It is very sad that two birth centres have been closed down.

Apr 25, 2011 4:41pm [ 7 ]

i have been reading some articles about birth centres, and can only find one in WA, it mentions 3 in WA (in 1995) - does anyone know where the other 2 were?

Apr 26, 2011 7:49am [ 8 ]

Hi Kendra - I personally don't. But what I have been finding during my research on Birth Centres is that they are slowly being closed down across Australia.

Bambi Dinsmore
Oct 30, 2011 10:55am [ 9 ]

Why are birth centres being closed down?

Nov 10, 2011 8:38am [ 10 ]

Bambi I am unsure of the reason why birth centres are being closed down. In some areas there is little support for alternative birth options.

Apr 17, 2012 5:35pm [ 11 ]

I attempted to book at the monash medical centre in Clayton,Vic but was refused because I don't live in their 'catchment'. Do you have any ideas how I can get around this as the birth entre in heidelburg is too far away from me.

Apr 26, 2013 9:55am [ 12 ]

I believe that the William Angliss family birth centre has closed as they are updating their birthing program. But waiting to find out more info.

Jane Palmer
Apr 26, 2013 3:32pm [ 13 ]

Thanks for the update Leia.

May 25, 2013 10:25pm [ 14 ]

Sorry for the bad news but the birthing centre at the mercy is also being closed down. Its a shame. Good luck

Jul 18, 2013 5:46pm [ 15 ]

Hi guys,

The fbc at both the Angliss and the mercy are closed/closing down :(

Jul 29, 2013 6:49am [ 16 ]

Hi Bec - thanks for the update. I have deleted both these hospitals off the list. It seams we hardly have any birth centres left

Aug 3, 2013 1:37pm [ 17 ]

The NT has a birth centre located at Royal Darwin Hospital

Jane Palmer
Aug 11, 2013 12:59pm [ 18 ]

Hi Kelly - thanks for the update. It looks like it was opened in 2012. I have now added Royal Darwin Hospital's birth centre to the list. It is great to see a birth centre opening up (quite a few have been closing down recently).

Noirin Mckenna
Sep 27, 2013 7:32pm [ 19 ]

I am disgusted that their are no stand a low, midwifery led 'birth centers' in Victoria. Where is 'women's choice'. This reflects the strong hold the medical model has in Victoria. Thank-you for your informative website.

Tani Paxton
Oct 4, 2013 7:53am [ 20 ]

Mullumbimby has a birth centre http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/hospitals/mullumbimby-district-war-memorial-hospital/mullumbimby-birth-centre/

Murwillumbah hospital gives women the option to birth with a midwife of their choice and often a student midwife who will give you continuity of care, from booking in to 6 weeks after baby is born. They have beautiful birht rooms overlooking the country side. You must be within their catchment....water birth too :) http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/hospitals/murwillumbah-district-hospital/

I am a student Midwife and if I was having another baby in a hospital, I would pick Murbah'. It is a very homely environment x

Nov 10, 2013 8:40am [ 21 ]

Hi Noirin - there is a distinct lack of birth centres across Australia - I think it is a travesty.

Hi Tani - thanks for the update at Mullumbinmby - I have now added Mullumbiby Birth Centre to the list above. We rely on people informing us of changes.

Feb 18, 2014 4:14pm [ 22 ]

Hi there, I am a permanent resident of Australia and was privileged to have my first babe in America at a free standing birth center. I'm wondering if there are any birth centers in the Sydney region that are not attached to a hospital?

Thank you

Jane Palmer
Feb 23, 2014 10:10am [ 23 ]

Hi Kelley - unfortunately there are no free standing birth centres in New South Wales at the moment

Feb 27, 2014 11:15am [ 24 ]

Monash med no longer has a birth centre - Victoria now has NOTHING!

Mar 16, 2014 1:08pm [ 25 ]

Hi Jess - this is so sad. Now Victoria do not have a birth centre left. Options for women are decreasing instead of increasing.

Mar 17, 2014 10:50am [ 26 ]

Hi - there is a birth centre at Mercy in Heidelberg, in Victoria! Not all is lost. http://www.mercy.com.au/MaternityAndEarlyParentingServices/HavingababyatMHW/MaternityGroupPracticeintheFamilyBirth_Centre/

Jane Palmer
Mar 23, 2014 1:40pm [ 27 ]

Thanks YR - for reinstalling some faith that there are still a birth centre in Victoria. I've added the Mercy to the list.

May 23, 2014 4:19pm [ 28 ]

A new Birth Centre has been opened at Calvary Hospital in the ACT. The ACT now has 2. Canberra is definitely punching above its weight given how few others are around!

Jane Palmer
Jun 20, 2014 5:42am [ 29 ]

That is great news Jess. I have added Calvary to the list

Aug 7, 2014 12:46pm [ 30 ]

Hello, i'm a midwife in Victoria and i would love to know how to go about opening a birth centre. Everyone always tells me i need to be rich to open one - so maybe its a cost issue as to why they have closed. Anyway if anyone knows how to open one please let me know. Ta Alicia

Sep 21, 2014 9:29pm [ 31 ]

There is a birthing centre in Mareeba QLD 4880, Great, supportive maternity care :)

Dec 10, 2014 9:32pm [ 32 ]

Hi, just to correct you comment. There is three stand alone birth centres in NSW, that are completely midwifery led. They are Belmont in Newcastle, the Ryde MGP and Tweed Valley Birthing Service at Murwillumbah Hospital, which still isn't added to the list of birth centres. I don't mean to be rude in correcting you but women should have access to this information. Thanks.

Jan 21, 2015 12:40am [ 33 ]

Hi! There is a birth centre in Wyong on the Central coast Nsw. I birthed there Nov 2013 and it is still open and running today :)

Jane Palmer
Mar 22, 2015 8:57am [ 34 ]

Hi Alicia - it is a big deal to open a birth centre. You need to find out about your state regulations as the first step. There is a midwifery run private birth centre in Tasmania so it is possible.

Thanks Danika - I've added Mareeba to the list.

It depends on how you define a stand alone birth centre Hayley. My definition of a stand alone birth centre is one that has its own building and is not located within a health facility. All of the services you mentioned are located within a hospital so by definition are not stand alone.

Thanks Paige I've added back the Wyong birthing service

Mar 24, 2015 7:16pm [ 35 ]

We will have to agree to disagree Jane because Murwillumbah MGP is defined as a stand alone MGP by NSW Health, as is Belmont and Ryde. :)

Any chance you can add Murwillumbah to your list please?

May 5, 2015 11:45pm [ 36 ]

There is also 'The Birthhouse' in Geelong, it's a brilliant hub of services and information for women and their families.

May 9, 2015 1:13am [ 37 ]

Hi, the address for the birth centre at Royal Darwin Hospital is 105 Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0810 :)

Jun 2, 2015 10:03pm [ 38 ]

In South Australia there is also a birth centre at The Women's and Children's Hospital which can be accessed through the public hospitals midwifery group practice.

Bronwyn Moir
Jun 23, 2015 5:33pm [ 39 ]

Hi Jane

I wanted to let you know about The Birth House in Lismore. We are an independent free-standing birth centre run by midwives.


Gabriella ray
Oct 8, 2015 6:54am [ 40 ]

Hi there, was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction, I am a student midwife looking to do 3 elective weeks at a birth centre in Adelaide. Any suggestions what we really helpful!

Nov 26, 2015 9:50am [ 41 ]

Hi, I am a student midwife in London and am looking to do 1 week elective placement in or around Freshwater, Sydney. It would be interesting to compare the care at a birth centre in the UK to one in Australia. can anyone point me in the right direction please? I'd be very grateful.

Dec 23, 2015 7:55am [ 42 ]

Does anyone know if the Mareeba Birthing Centre is still running? I couldn't find a lot of information on it. Thanks

Jun 17, 2016 3:44pm [ 43 ]

There is a birth centre in Geelong, Vic called the birth house

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