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Publicly Funded Homebirth Programs

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Publicly funded homebirth is available for a small number of women in programs across Australia. The number of publicly funded homebirth programs is growing.  If you are eligible for Medicare these programs are free. If you know of a homebirth program that is not listed here - please email Jane with the details.

Current publicly funded homebirth programs include:

ACT

No publicly funded homebirth programs found

New South Wales

Belmont Birthing Service Homebirth Program
Belmont Hospital, Croudace Bay Road, Belmont NSW 2280
Phone: (02) 4923 2204

Mullumbimby Homebirth Program
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/the-home-birth-program/

SESIAHS - AMICHS Illawarra Shoalhaven
Shellharbour Square, Shellharbour NSW 2529
Phone: (02) 4295 2418

St George Hospital Homebirth Service
Operates out the existing Birth Centre
Grey Street, Kogarah NSW 2217
Phone: (02) 9113 1111

Tamworth Base Hospital
Dean Street, Tamworth NSW 2340
Contact: Robin Skewes Clinical Midwifery Consultant.
Phone: (02) 6767 7318

Wollongong Hospital Homebirth Service
Wollongong Hospital, Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone: (02) 4222 5000

Northern Territory

Midwifery Group Practice
Alice Springs Hospital
Alice Springs NT 0870
Phone: (08) 89517067

Community Midwifery Practice & Homebirth Service
Casurina NT 0811
Phone: (mobile) 0417 810 535
Website: health.nt.gov.au/Womens_Health/Maternal_and_Infant_Health/Home_Birthing/index.aspx

Queensland

No publicly funded homebirth programs found

South Australia

Midwifery Group Practice
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Rd, North Adelaide, SA 5066
Phone: (08) 8161 7819
Website: www.wch.sa.gov.au/services/az/divisions/wab/mid_gp/index.html

Northern Area Midwifery Group Practice
Lyell McEwin Hospital
Haydown Road, Elizabeth Vale SA 5112
Phone: (08) 08 8182 9000 (paging service to leave message)

Tasmania

No publicly funded homebirth programs found

Victoria

Casey Hospital
Home birth Unit
62 Kangan Drive, Berwick VIC 3806
Phone (03) 8768 1200
Website: www.southernhealth.org.au/page/GPs/Maternity/Maternity_decision_aids/

Sunshine Hospital
Birth Unit
176 Furlong Road, St Albans VIC 3021
Phone (03) 8345 1333
Website: www.wh.org.au/Departments_and_Services/S_-_Z/Womens_and_Childrens/Womens_Services/Pregnancy_Care/index.aspx

Western Australia

Community Midwifery Western Australia
Unit 1/ 40 Pearse Street, Fremantle WA 6959
Phone: (08) 9430 6882
Website: www.cmwa.net.au

Page created 12th September 2011

Updated 3rd June 2013

Jane Palmer is a mother, birth activist and midwife in private practice located in Sydney, Australia. With additional qualifications as a childbirth educator and lactation consultant, Jane works to improve pregnancy, birth and parenting options for families.

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