Sexual health information

Good sexual and reproductive health is about more than contraception and abortion – it involves a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing in relation to the reproductive system. To achieve this, people need to be able to have satisfying and safe sex lives, be able to reproduce, and be able to choose if and when they’d like to do so. People need access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable contraceptive methods, as well as information about how to avoid sexually transmitted infections (Victorian Government, 2017).


     For sexual health information translated into community languages, go to Health Translations Directory.


Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Ph: +61 3 9341 6200
Free call:  1800 032 017 (Toll free from outside Melbourne metropolitan area only)  
HIV Clinic: +61 3 9341 6214 (HIV positive people only)
National Relay Service:  1300 555 727. For deaf, hearing impaired, and speech impaired clients.
Address: 580 Swanston Street, Carlton 

Family Planning Victoria

Ph: 03 9257 0100
Free call: 1800 013 952
Locations at:
901 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
Level 1, 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC Australia 3000

Many online fact sheets and resources

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

Provide women with information, knowledge and clinical care to assist them to actively manage their own health and wellbeing throughout the whole of their life.
Ph: 1800 532 642

Nurse On Call

Nurse-On-Call puts you directly in touch with a registered nurse for caring, professional health advice around the clock.
Call from anywhere in Victoria for free health advice, 24 hours a day.
Ph: 1300 60 60 24

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Ph: 03 9419 3000
Address: 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy Melbourne.


Peer based support online or by phone for LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) people and their friends, families and allies. Ph: 1800 184 527 or webchat from 3:00pm to midnight seven days a week.

Rainbow Door

Rainbow Door is a free specialist LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, BrotherBoys, SisterGirls) helpline providing information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family. Available 10am - 6pm, 7 days a week.
Ph: 1800 729 367
SMS: 0480 017 246

Online Resources

To access health information online, please visit the Better Health Channel to search for fact sheets in relation to all aspects of sexual and reproductive health.

For information on menopause visit The Women's Menopause Service website

For information, services and support for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome visit Jean Hailes' PCOS Service

For information, services and support for Endometriosis visit the Endometriosis Australia website

Ever wondered if your vagina is normal? Lots of women have. Visit the Labia Library to find out more.

For information on respectful and equal relationships see:
The Line
Sex, Love and Other Stuff
Love, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For further information and support, including access to 24 hour phone and online crisis support go to Who to talk to


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