On this page we have listed Australian hospitals that are offering the option of waterbirth. Each hospital will have different policies, practice guidelines, and may require an accredited midwife on duty for a waterbirth to be possible. 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.
Croudace Bay Road, Belmont, 2280 ph: (02) 4923 2000
Midwifery Run Birth Unit.
Blacktown Road, Blacktown, 2148 ph: (02) 9881 8000
Therry Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560 ph: (02) 4634 3000
Coffs Harbour Health Campus
Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 ph: (02) 6656 7000
Bent Street, Cooma, NSW 2630 ph: (02) 6455 3222
Holden St, Gosford, 2250 ph: (02) 4320 2111
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital & Community Health Services
Palmerston Road, Hornsby, NSW 2077 ph: (02) 9477 9123
Murundhu dharaa Birthing Centre
14 Palmer Street Orange NSW 2800 ph: (02) 6393 9000
Azalea Street, Mullumbimby, 2482 ph: (02) 6684 2266
Low risk, 3 single room (with ensuite) unit. Water immersion for labor and birth offered
Elizabeth Street, Liverpool, 2170 ph: (02) 9828 3000
Mona Vale Hospital
18 Coronation St, Mona Vale, 2103 ph: (02) 9998 0333
2-10 River Street, Moruya New South Wales 2537 ph: (02) 4474 2666
Derby Street, Kingswood, 2747 ph: (02) 4734 2000
16 Erin Street, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620 ph: (02) 6298 9211
Royal Hospital for Women
Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031 ph: (02) 9382 6111
Royal North Shore Hospital
Pacific Hwy, St Leonards, NSW 2065 ph: (02) 9926 7111
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050 ph: (02) 9515 6111
Denistone Road, Eastwood, NSW 2122 ph: (02) 9858 7549
St George Hospital
Gray St, Kogarah, NSW 2217 ph: (02) 9113 1111
Baths available in birth centre rooms. Need to bring own birth pool for use in delivery suite rooms.
Cnr Kingsway and Kareena Road, Caringbah 2229 ph: 02 9540 7111
Baths available in each birth room.
Hawkesbury &, Darcy Rds, NSW Westmead, 2145 ph: (02) 9845 5555
Pacific Hwy, Wyong, 2259 ph: (02) 4393 8000
Alice Springs Hospital
Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT 0870 ph: (08) 8951 7621
Cairns Base Hospital
The Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870. ph: (07) 4226 0000
Charters Towers Health Centre
137 - 139 Gill St, Charters Towers, QLD 4820 ph: (07) 4787 0333
Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Boulevard, Southport QLD 4215 ph: 1300 74 4284
John Flynn Private Hospital
42 Inland Drive, Tugun QLD 4224 ph: (07) 5598 9000
21 Lloyd St, Mareeba, QLD 4880 ph: (07) 4092 2322
Mackay Base Hospital
475 Bridge Rd, Mackay, QLD 4740 ph: (07)4968 6000
Waterbirth available with accredited midwives.
Royal Womens Hospital
Butterfield Street, Herston, QLD 4006 ph: (07) 3636 8966
Sunshine Coast Private Hospital
12 Elsa Wilson Drive, via Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim, QLD 4556 ph: (07) 5430 3303
Townsville Hospital Birth Centre
100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas, 4814 ph: 07 4796 1111
Flinders Medical Centre
Flinders Dr, Bedford Park, 5042 ph: (08) 8204 5511
Lyell McEwin Health Service
Haydown Rd, Elizabeth Vale, SA 5112 ph: (08) 8182 9000
Waterbirths in Birthing and Assessment Unit.
Mount Barker and Districts Soldiers Memorial Hospital
Wellington Road, Mount Barker, 5251 ph: (08) 8393 1777
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Rd, North Adelaide, SA 5006 ph: (08) 8161 7000
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
62-70 Kangan Drive, Berwick VIC 3806 ph: 03 8768 1200
2 Hastings Road Frankston VIC 3199 ph: (03) 9784 7777
Goulburn Valley Health
Graham St, Shepparton, VIC 3830 ph: (03) 5832 2322
Mildura Aboriginal Corporation
120 Madden Ave, Mildura VIC. 3500 pPh: (03) 5022 1852
The Royal Women's Hospital
Cnr Flemington Rd, Grattan St, Parkville, 3052 ph: (03) 8345 2000
Albany Health Campus
6&7/222 Chester Pass Road, Albany WA 6330 ph: (08) 9892 2222
Armadale Health Service
3056 Albany Hwy, Armadale, WA 6112 ph: (08) 9391 2000
Bunbury Regional Hospital
Robertson Drive, Bunbury WA 6230 ph: (08) 9722 1000
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"
Wolsely Rd, East Fremantle, WA 6158 ph: (08) 9319 0300
Osborne Park Hospital
Osborne Pl, Stirling, WA 6021 ph: (08) 9346 8000
Please email us If we have missed a hospital or there are additional services that should be listed. We want to make this a great resource for all.
Updated 10th May 2016
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South Australia - public - general and maternity hospital (3000 births/year) Lyell McEwin Hospital Haydown Rd, ELIZABETH VALE, SA, 5211 phone 08 8182 9000
water births - in Birthing and Assessment unit. Contact Linda Campbell, 08 8282 0749
Wyong Hospital (Central Coast NSW) and Belmont Birth Center (part of John Hunter Hospital - Newcastle) also offer water births.
Wonderful website, keep up the fantastic work.
Thanks Stacey. I'll add Cairns to the list. I appreciate anyone providing updates for the waterbirth friendly hospitals resource web page.
Casey Hospital in Berwick, Victoria have two water birthing facilities. I'm due in two weeks and am hoping to have a water birth there!!
Hi Jenny - thank you so much for letting us know about Casey Hospital - we've added them to the list
Albany Health Campus, Western Australia has just started to offer waterbirths to the women in the region.
Hi Jane - thanks for the update. I've added Albany Health Campus to the Waterbirth Friendly Hospital listing.
Hi Katherine - Westmead Private Hospital doesn't currently offer waterbirths. Thanks for the update on Frankston Hospital Mel. I've now added it to the list.
Bunbury Regional Hospital provides the option to waterbirth either in the small bath or you can BYO birth pool.
Campbelltown Hospital also has many waterbirths each year. The unit has 5 birthing rooms with lovely deep baths. campbelltown hospital in in NSW and serves women in the MacArthur Wollondilly areas
I think kaleeya in W.A has shut down if not if will be soon and fiona Stanley has I think 1 birthing bath
Now that Joondalup Health Campus in WA has its new private section, does anyone know if they are doing water births?
I think Mater Mothers Private in Brisbane do water births too. http://brochures.mater.org.au/home/brochures/mater-mothers-private-hospital/warm-water-immersion-in-labour Ta, Ellie :)
Hi, earlier I submitted a comment about the Mater Mothers offering water baths. Apologies, I was wrong. 'We do not offer water birth at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals. You will be asked to exit the bath before the birth of your baby.'
Had my heart set on a waterbirth and have just been told at Griffith hospital I will need to get out water before birth, are there any other hospitals near this area that water birth is an option?