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Birth Pool Friendly Hospitals

On this page we are listing Australian hospitals that have birth pools available for use or allow you to bring a birth pool in to use during labour and/or birth. This list is in its infancy and we'd love to hear from you if you know a hospital that is not listed here or if a hospital is listed in error. Even if your hospital is not listed here it is worthwhile asking if you can bring in a birth pool.

New South Wales

Gosford Hospital
Holden St, Gosford, NSW 2250 ph: (02) 4320 2111

Lismore Base Hospital
Uralba St, Lismore, NSW 2480 ph: (02) 6621 8000

Mullumbimby Hospital
Azalea Street, Mullumbimby, 2482 ph: 02 6684 2266
Low risk, 3 single room (with ensuite) unit. Water immersion for labor and birth offered
Website: www.ncahs.nsw.gov.au/services/results_detailed.php?serviceid=57

Royal Hospital for Women
Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031 ph: (02) 9382 6111
Website: www.sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au/rhw/

Ryde Hospital
Ryde Midwifery Group Practice
Denistone Road, Eastwood, NSW 2122 ph: (02) 9858 7549
Website: www.mumsatryde.org.au

St George Hospital
Gray St, Kogarah, NSW 2217 ph: 02 9113 1111
Labour Ward, Birth Centre, Homebirth Program
Website: www.sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au/sgh/

Northern Territory

Alice Springs Hospital
Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT 0870 ph: (08) 8951 7621
Website: www.health.nt.gov.au/Hospitals/Alice_Springs_Hospital/index.aspx


Mareeba Hospital
21 Lloyd St, Mareeba, QLD 4880 ph: (07) 4092 2322
Website: www.health.qld.gov.au/wwwprofiles/cairns_mareeba_hosp.asp

Royal Womens Hospital
Butterfield Street, Herston, QLD 4006 ph: (07) 3636 8966


Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Day St, Bairnsdale, VIC 3875 ph: (03) 5150 3333
Website: www.brhs.com.au

Benalla and Districts Memorial Hospital
Coster St, Benalla, VIC 3672 ph: (03) 5760 2222
Website: www.benallahospital.com.au

Box Hill Hospital
Box Hill Hospital, Nelson Rd, Box Hill, VIC 3128 ph: (03) 9895 4640
Website: www.easternhealth.org.au/locations/boxhill/default.aspx

Barwon Health
Geelong Hospital, Ryrie st, Geelong, VIC 3220 ph: (03) 5226 7111
La Bassine Birth Pool available for use
Website: www.barwonhealth.org.au

Mildura Aboriginal Corporation
120 Madden Ave, Mildura VIC. 3500 pPh: (03) 5022 1852
Website: www.connectingcare.com/provider.asp?site_id=296&pcp_id=22

Northeast Health Wangaratta
35-47 Green St, Wangaratta, VIC 3677 Ph: (03) 5722 0111
Website: www.myhospitals.gov.au/hospital/northeast-health-wangaratta

South Australia

Loxton Hospital Complex
Drabsch St, Loxton, SA 5333 ph: (08) 8584 8555
Has a birth pool. You need to purchase your own liner.

Mount Barker and Districts Soldiers Memorial Hospital
Wellington Road, Mount Barker, SA 5251 ph: (08) 8393 1777

Western Australia

Armadale Health Service  
3056 Albany Hwy, Armadale, WA 6112 ph: (08) 9391 2000
Website: www.ahs.health.wa.gov.au

Family Birth Centre
King Edward Memorial Hospital For Women
374 Bagot Rd, Subiaco, WA 6008 ph: (08) 9340 1800
Click here to download their brochure on "Labour and Birth Using Water"
Website: www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au/services/fbc/index.htm

Hedland Health Campus
Colebatch Way, South Hedland, WA 6722 ph: (08) 9174 1155
Website: www.health.wa.gov.au/services/detail.cfm?Unit_ID=152


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

Lisa Richards
Feb 2, 2011 10:22am [ 1 ]

Gosford Hospital also is pool friendly

Feb 2, 2011 3:31pm [ 2 ]

Thanks Lisa - I've added Gosford to the list

Melissa Serafin
Feb 2, 2011 4:32pm [ 3 ]

Hi I just wanted to let you know that Loxton Hospital in SA has a birth pool. You just need to pay for your own liner.

Feb 2, 2011 4:41pm [ 4 ]

I've added Loxton Hospital to the list. Thanks for letting us know.

Aug 13, 2011 11:20pm [ 5 ]

thank u i have also added it to my list.

Mar 19, 2012 2:42pm [ 6 ]

There is a new birthing centre now at Orange NSW

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