Where to get an abortion 

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Where you go to have an abortion will depend on the type of abortion you are going to have, and your situation. 

Medication abortion 

Medication abortion is provided by specially trained GPs and specialists. 

Medication abortion is available from some community health centres, GP clinics, public hospitals and private abortion care clinics.  

Not all GPs in Victoria provide medication abortion so always check with a service before making an appointment. 

Surgical abortion 

Surgical abortion is provided by private specialists. 

Surgical abortion is available at private abortion care clinics and some public hospitals.   

 

It can also depend on where you live...

If you live in or near Melbourne, you will generally have more choice in the number of abortion services that are available to you. 

If you live in rural or regional Victoria, you may be able to access a local service but there may also be a need for you to travel to Melbourne if you live in an area that has no nearby services  

and how many weeks pregnant you are.

In Victoria, there are only a small number of services that provide abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy and these are generally located in Melbourne. 

It’s important to know that the longer a pregnancy progresses, the more difficult and expensive it can be to access abortion services.  

 

1800 My Options can help you find an abortion service.

Call us on 1800 696 784  (weekdays 10am – 4pm), or search online.