Termination of pregnancy

From 3 December 2018, the Termination of Pregnancy Act 2018 ('the Act') will ensure terminations of pregnancy are treated as a health issue rather than a criminal issue. The Act:

  • supports a woman’s right to health, including reproductive health and autonomy
  • provides clarity and safety for health practitioners providing terminations of pregnancy
  • brings Queensland legislation in line with other Australian jurisdictions.

The purpose of the Act is to enable reasonable and safe access by women to terminations of pregnancy and to regulate the conduct of registered health practitioners in relation to terminations.

Information for health practitioners and services

The termination of pregnancy consent forms, clinical guideline and associated resources have been updated to align with the Act and will be published on 3 December 2018 when the Act comes into effect.

You can also visit the local health service's website.

Information for women

Information and referral options

13HEALTH

13HEALTH provides health information, referral to other health care providers and services to the public.

Call 13 HEALTH (13 432584) to speak with a registered nurse. This service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Children by Choice

Children by Choice offers free all-options pregnancy counselling, information and referrals in Queensland.

Call them on 1800 017 676 (free call).

Women’s Health Queensland

Women’s Health Queensland offers health promotion, information and education services to women and health professionals in Queensland.

Call them on 1800 017 676 (free call).

True Relationships and Reproductive Health

True Relationships and Reproductive Health provides expert reproductive and sexual health care.

They have offices in:

  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Gold Coast
  • Ipswich
  • Rockhampton
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Toowoomba
Last updated: 3 December 2018