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.
Holden St, Gosford, NSW 2250 ph: (02) 4320 2111
Lismore Base Hospital
Uralba St, Lismore, NSW 2480 ph: (02) 6621 8000
Azalea Street, Mullumbimby, 2482 ph: 02 6684 2266
Low risk, 3 single room (with ensuite) unit. Water immersion for labor and birth offered
Royal Hospital for Women
Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031 ph: (02) 9382 6111
Ryde Midwifery Group Practice
Denistone Road, Eastwood, NSW 2122 ph: (02) 9858 7549
St George Hospital
Gray St, Kogarah, NSW 2217 ph: 02 9113 1111
Labour Ward, Birth Centre, Homebirth Program
Hawkesbury &, Darcy Rds, NSW Westmead, 2145 ph: (02) 9845 5555
Alice Springs Hospital
Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT 0870 ph: (08) 8951 7621
Charters Towers Health Service
137 - 139 Gill Street Charters Towers QLD 4820 ph: (07) 4787 0333
21 Lloyd St, Mareeba, QLD 4880 ph: (07) 4092 2322
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
Benalla and Districts Memorial Hospital
Coster St, Benalla, VIC 3672 ph: (03) 5760 2222
Box Hill Hospital
Box Hill Hospital, Nelson Rd, Box Hill, VIC 3128 ph: (03) 9895 4640
Geelong Hospital, Ryrie st, Geelong, VIC 3220 ph: (03) 5226 7111
La Bassine Birth Pool available for use
320 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, VIC 3002 ph: (03) 9418 8188
Mildura Aboriginal Corporation
120 Madden Ave, Mildura VIC. 3500 pPh: (03) 5022 1852
Northeast Health Wangaratta
35-47 Green St, Wangaratta, VIC 3677 Ph: (03) 5722 0111
University Hospital Geelong
Bellerine Street, Geelong VIC 3220 ph: (03) 4215 0000
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
Armadale Health Service
3056 Albany Hwy, Armadale, WA 6112 ph: (08) 9391 2000
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"
Robinson Street, Northam WA 6401 ph: (08) 9690 1300
Williams Road, Narrogin WA 6312 ph: (08) 9881 0333
Port Hedland Hospital
Colebatch Way, South Hedland, WA 6722 ph: (08) 9174 1155
Page last updated 30th June 2015
11 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.
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.
Murwillumbah Hospital needs to be added to this list. It has a normal risk birth centre run by MGP and water immersion facilities.
GCUH - Gold Coast University Hospital in QLD has 15 beautiful birthing tubs installed for both immersion and water-birth (so long as your care provider in the day can assist with waterbirth).
Hi Nikki - thanks I have added Westmead Hospital to the list. Birth pools can be taken into the birth unit