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Abortion Services in Melbourne, VIC

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Melbourne abortion service overview

At MSI Australia, we believe that if it’s your body, it’s your choice. We are dedicated to providing exceptional abortion services in Melbourne, ensuring that every individual receives the care and support they need. Our Elwood clinic (MSI St Kilda) offers both surgical and medical abortion services, while our Richmond clinic (MSI Richmond) specialises in medical abortion only. For medical abortion, we are proud to be a one-stop solution. Our clinic offers everything you need in one place — no need to visit a pharmacy or schedule an ultrasound separately.

Our team of healthcare professionals will guide you through every step of the process. From the initial consultation to the aftercare, we ensure that you feel respected, and cared for.

We understand that the decision to undergo an abortion is a personal one. We prioritise your privacy and comfort at every step.

Explore our website to learn more details about medical and surgical abortion services. Call us or make a booking online today.

Types of abortion care at Melbourne clinics

Abortion by Telehealth

Abortion by Telehealth offers a confidential and convenient option for terminating an early pregnancy up to 9 weeks gestation. This service, also known as a medical abortion by phone, allows you to undergo the process in the privacy of your own home. After an initial phone consultation with our healthcare professionals, the necessary medications for the abortion are sent directly to you. This method is particularly suited for those seeking a private and comfortable experience, without the need to visit an abortion clinic in Melbourne. 

Learn More About Abortion by Telehealth

Medical abortion in clinic

Our in-clinic medical abortion service is a safe and effective way to terminate an early pregnancy up to 9 weeks gestation. Known also as a non-surgical abortion, this method uses medication to end the pregnancy. Our Melbourne clinics offer one-stop service. Ultrasound, abortion pills, pain relief pills and STI screening are all provided in a single visit. No referrals needed, no pharmacy visits, no blood tests, no hassle, no judgement. Medical abortion in Melbourne is a preferred choice for those seeking an alternative to surgical procedures.

Learn more about Medical Abortion in Clinic

Surgical abortion

Surgical abortion is a safe day-surgery procedure, typically performed in the first trimester up to 14 weeks gestation. For those further along, second-trimester abortions are available up to 20 weeks in most states. Our Melbourne abortion clinics are equipped with highly skilled healthcare professionals to ensure your safety and comfort. A surgical procedure usually requires anaesthetic and is performed in a clinical procedure room. It is one of the most common surgical procedures in Australia.

Learn more about Surgical Abortion

Each of these services is designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients in VIC. If you’re looking to access abortion services and are not sure which treatment option is right for you, you can visit this page to understand the differences between medical abortion and surgical abortion in Australia. Or call us on 1300 003 707 to chat with one of our National Contact Centre team members about how we can support you during this time.

What kind of abortion can I have?

There are gestation limits on which kind of abortion you can have in Australia. To check which abortion methods are available to you, use our gestation calculator by entering the first date of your last period. This will provide you with a gestation estimate in weeks and days, which will later need to be confirmed by an ultrasound.

Abortion clinics in Melbourne

MSI Sydney CBD Clinic

MSI Richmond (East Melbourne) Clinic: Abortion & Contraception Clinic

Ground floor east, 678 Victoria Street
Richmond, VIC 3121

1300 003 707

Accessibility Information

Wheelchair Accessibility: Our clinic is fully accessible for wheelchair users. We have ramp access to the building, ensuring that all our clients can visit us with ease. Your support person can assist with holding the building entrance and MSI entrance door open. Alternatively, you can inform us at the time of booking, and a member of our clinic staff will meet you at the front of the building to assist.

Accessible Bathrooms: We have accessible bathrooms in the clinic and the main lobby of the building.

Transportation and Lodging Information

Parking is conveniently available at Victoria Gardens, where you can park for up to 3 hours at a cost of $5. The parking area is just a 5-minute walk from our clinic.

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Sydney West

MSI St Kilda (Melbourne): Abortion, Contraception & Vasectomy Clinic

26B Dickens St
Elwood, VIC 3184

1300 003 707

Accessibility Information

Wheelchair Accessibility: Our facility is equipped with an accessible ramp at the entrance and features a spacious accessible bathroom in the theatre area.

Transportation and Lodging Information

Public Transport Access: Bus and tram stops are conveniently located on Acland Street and Barkly Street, a 5-minute walk from the clinic.

Parking: There's also plentiful all-day parking available on Dickens Street, surrounding areas and at the St Kilda Botanical Gardens, which is only a 2-minute walk away.

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Cost of abortion care at Melbourne clinics

At our Melbourne clinics, we aim to provide transparent and comprehensive pricing information for abortion services. The prices listed are the lowest nationally for Health Care Card holders, but they may vary based on factors such as your state of residence, gestation period, type of sedation used, and whether you have private health insurance. We encourage you to visit our cost and prices page for a detailed understanding of the factors influencing cost, or contact us directly at 1300 003 707 for a precise quote tailored to your specific circumstances.

What are my costs for abortion by telehealth?

Abortion by Telehealth is recognised as the most affordable option for accessing abortion care, offering a safe, private, and effective way to terminate an early pregnancy. This service is particularly designed to support individuals seeking a medical abortion in Melbourne without the need to physically visit a clinic, providing a discreet and comfortable experience right from the comfort of your home.

People with Medicare Card

Your cost is $248.70* plus $71.60 for medications & delivery

People with Health Care Card

Your cost is $248.70* plus $47.70 for medications & delivery

People without Medicare

Your cost is $410.73* plus $394.27 for medications & delivery

Payment Structure:
* $100 is payable before your first clinical consultation. A second payment of $380.50 is payable before your second clinical consultation. You are eligible for total Medicare rebates of $160.20 which we can process for you.

** $100 is payable before your first clinical consultation. A second payment of $356.60 is payable before your second clinical consultation. You are eligible for total Medicare rebates of $160.20 which we can process for you.

*** $100 is payable before your first clinical consultation. A second payment of $705 is payable before your second clinical consultation. People with private health insurance may be able to claim a benefit.

Transparent Pricing:

There are no hidden costs.

This price includes:

Two clinical consultations
Abortion medicines delivered to your home
Pain and nausea medicines
A special urine pregnancy test to use 14-21 days after you’ve taken the abortion medicines
Access to specialised support services

Explore the abortion by telehealth process and FAQs

For more information about the cost of abortion care at our Melbourne clinics or to discuss your specific needs, please contact us.

Choosing to have a method of long-acting reversible contraception fitted at the time of your appointment, or follow up appointment, can be a very cost-effective way of fitting reliable contraception. Ask us for more information when you enquire or make a booking.

Add contraception at the time of Surgical Abortion

  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) – FREE*
  • Contraceptive Implant – FREE*
  • Contraceptive Injection – FREE*

*Price does not include the cost of the IUD, implant or medication.

Comparison of abortion services at MSI Australia

For a detailed comparison of the two methods, read Understanding your options: surgical abortion vs medical abortion.

Abortion by telehealth

  • Up to 9 weeks gestation
  • No referral required
  • Ultrasound through local imaging provider
  • Phone/video clinical consultations
  • Medications delivered to your home
  • Support person recommended for Day 2
  • Less than 4% incomplete abortion risk
  • Medium to heavy bleeding
  • Variable pain
  • Self-managed follow up

Medical abortion in clinic

  • Up to 9 weeks gestation
  • No referral required
  • Ultrasound in clinic
  • In person clinical consultations and support
  • Medications provided in clinic
  • Support person recommended for Day 2
  • Less than 4% incomplete abortion risk
  • Medium to heavy bleeding
  • Variable pain
  • Self-managed follow up

Surgical abortion

  • Up to 20 weeks gestation in some states
  • No referral required
  • Ultrasound in clinic
  • In person clinical consultations and support
  • In a licensed day surgery
  • Sedation or local anaesthetic
  • Support person required for pick-up
  • Less than 2% incomplete abortion risk
  • Light bleeding
  • Follow-up not usually required

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How is my pregnancy calculated?

You can calculate a gestation estimate by counting the days from the first day of your last period. Because it is challenging to predict when a woman ovulates, this calculation method only estimates the maximum possible gestation. The confirmed gestation after an ultrasound may provide a different result.

Is the procedure confidential?

Your procedure details will not be known to anyone without your consent. We will only call or email you to confirm your booking and ensure you have the information you need to proceed safely with your medical procedure.

How do I book an abortion appointment in Melbourne?

You can book an appointment online or by contacting our clinics on 1300 003 707 directly.

What types of abortion services are available in Melbourne?

In Melbourne, you can access a range of abortion services tailored to your needs and stage of pregnancy. These include Abortion by Telehealth, Medical Abortion in Clinic and Surgical Abortion (Available only in MSI St Kilda).

Up to what gestation can I have an abortion in Melbourne?

The gestation limit for an abortion in Melbourne varies by the type of procedure: Medical Abortion is available up to 9 weeks gestation and Surgical Abortion is available up to 24 weeks gestation in Victoria (up to 14 weeks with MSI Australia).

What about future contraception?

While you wait to see the nurse and doctor, you may wish to consider which long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) method might suit you best. My Best Fit is your contraception advisor and can help you determine what contraceptive solution will work best with your priorities and lifestyle. As part of your time with the nurse, you will also have the opportunity to discuss your contraception options. In addition, you may be able to have a LARC fitted on the day, which can significantly reduce the cost of having one fitted. Ask your customer service advisor when you call to make a booking.

Do I need a referral from my doctor to get an abortion?

No referral is required, except for some publicly funded services.

What questions will I be asked?

We will ask medical questions to help determine your eligibility for your choice of termination of pregnancy procedure when you call to make your booking.

It is essential that you are at least six weeks since your last menstrual period or have a confirmed pregnancy on ultrasound. If pregnancy cannot be seen on ultrasound, you may need to reschedule your appointment.

You will be asked questions about your medical history to ensure that any risk factors are appropriately managed at your appointment. You will also be asked to consent to the procedure after explaining the process and risks involved.

Do I need an ultrasound scan before my appointment?

You do not require a GP referral or Ultrasound to book and attend our clinic. If you do have any results, please bring them along on the day of your appointment.

How soon can I get pregnant after an abortion?

There is no lasting contraceptive protection from having an abortion, and you can ovulate as soon as two weeks after the procedure, even if you are still bleeding. Therefore, it is important that you discuss your contraception options at your consult and begin using a reliable contraception method right away.

When to start taking birth control after an abortion?

Depending on your preferred method, there are different guidelines about when you can start using each method of contraception.

Contraceptive pill, implant or injection: Surgical abortion starts on the day of the abortion or within five days after the abortion for injections. Medical abortion begins on the day the medication is taken or within five days for injections.

IUD / IUS: Surgical abortion can be inserted at the end of the surgical procedure or a follow-up appointment. Medical abortion during your post-medical abortion consults or when you receive confirmation, the termination of pregnancy was successful.

Vaginal ring: You may insert a vaginal ring the day after your procedure, as it is sterile. However, you must wash your hands thoroughly to avoid the risk of infection while you heal.

Condoms: When you can safely resume vaginal intercourse.

Cervical cap, diaphragm: When you can safely resume vaginal intercourse.

Fertility awareness: Use a backup method until you can be confident your cycle has returned to normal.

How much does an abortion cost in Melbourne?

Costs vary based on the type of abortion, your healthcare coverage, and whether you have a Medicare card. Please use our Cost Estimate Tool for more information.

Can I get an abortion by telehealth in Melbourne?

Yes, Abortion by Telehealth is available in Melbourne for individuals up to 9 weeks gestation. This service includes remote consultations and delivery of abortion medications to your home, providing a private and convenient option.

What is the cost of an Abortion by Telehealth in Melbourne?

The cost varies based on Medicare or healthcare card status. Please refer to this page for detailed information.

Can I access abortion services in Melbourne if I'm not a Medicare cardholder?

Yes, abortion services are available to those without Medicare, though the costs are higher. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

What should I expect during the clinical consultations?

During the consultations, a healthcare professional will assess your health, discuss the abortion process, answer any questions or concerns you may have. We also offer pro choice counselling to individuals (and/or their support people), in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing. Learn more.

Does MSI Australia offer abortion services outside of Melbourne?

Yes, abortion services are also available in:

If you have any other questions, please get in touch.