Abortion is legal in NSW under certain circumstances. You do not need a doctor’s referral to access an abortion clinic.
When deciding on a clinic, issues to consider are:
Australian residents and others who are eligible for Medicare may have their abortion costs covered in full or partially, depending on the service provider. The following clinics in Sydney offer non-judgmental and comprehensive information and support, counselling by qualified pregnancy counsellors, and follow NSW health guidelines.
Sydney Abortion Clinic
31 Bertram Street, Chatswood
(02) 9411 3411
Macquarie Street Clinic
Level 1/195 Macquarie St, Sydney
(02) 9221 1933
(information in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese)
The Private Clinic
120 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
(02) 9690 0000
(information in Chinese and various languages)
Dr. Marie clinics
Marie Stopes was a British birth control campaigner whose work expanded to many countries.
Suite 1401, Level 14, 187 Macquarie St, Sydney (also at Westmead, Penrith and Newcastle)
1300 863 549 (for all locations)
Blue Water Medical
Run by Dr. Sue Brumby who has 30 years of experience working in abortion and women’s health. Vasectomies also provided. Clinic locations are:
Macquarie Fields (02) 9605 2247
Coffs Harbour (02) 6651 5037
Gynaecology Centres Australia
Run by Dr Meaghan Heckenberg who has been providing abortion services for many years. Vasectomies also provided. Centres in Sydney, Canberra, Gosford, Newcastle, and Wollongong.
(02) 9585 9599 (Sydney)
Exercise caution: There are some individual GPs performing abortions who do not see themselves as part of a network of abortion providing services. SUPRA recommends that you take the time to make your decision and read the abortion services’ websites. Phone or email the service with any questions you may have about the procedure, costs, or the service itself.
SUPRA cautions international students against using services that do not comply with NSW Health guidelines.
Note: this is general information. Check with your OSHC provider about your specific insurance coverage.