AUSTRALIA

Australian Breastfeeding Association – Lactation Resource Centre
Telephone (Business Hours): 03 9885 0855
Breastfeeding Helpline: 1 800 mum 2 mum (1 800 686 2 686)
Email: lrc@breastfeeding.asn.au
Website: www.breastfeeding.asn.au
Drug Information
For specialised independent advise and information on drugs in relation to
lactation or for children, contact the Drug Information Service in your state.
These are based at a Women’s or Children’s Hospital, whose telephone numbers
are:
ACT 02 6244 3333
NSW 02 9845 2701 Children’s Hospital, Westmead
02 9382 6539 (Sydney Metropolitan Area) Royal Hospital for Women : MOTHERSAFE
1800 647 848 (Non-Metropolitan Area) Royal Hospital for Women : MOTHERSAFE
NT 02 8922 8424
QLD 07 3840 8226 Mater Hospital
  07 3253 7098 Royal Brisbane Hospital
  07 3253 7300 Royal Women’s Hospital
SA 08 8204 7222
TAS 03 6222 8737
VIC 03 9550 2361 Monash Medical Centre
  03 9345 5208 Royal Children’s Hospital
  03 9344 2277 Royal Women’s Hospital
WA 09 9340 2743
For information on recreational drugs or drug addiction, contact the Alcohol and Drugs Information Service in your state.
Early Childhood Health Clinics
These are listed under “Early Childhood Health Centres” in your local telephone directory.
Hospital Websites
The website of your state children’s hospital is a good resource:
Brisbane Mater Children’s Hospital www.mater.org.au/our_mater_hospitals/mch.html
Perth Princess Margaret Hospital for Children www.pmh.wa.gov.au
Melbourne Royal Hospital for Children www.rch.unimelb.edu.au
Sydney Sydney’s Children’s Hospital www.sch.edu.au
Sydney The Children’s Hospital, Westmead www.chw.edu.au
Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital www.wsh.sa.gov.au
Mothercraft Centres and their helplines
Tresillian Family Care Centre 1800 637 357 www.tresillian.net
Karitane 1800 677 961
Canterbury Parents Help Line 02 9787 5255
Poisons Information Service
Poisons Information Service in all states is available 13 11 26
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Research Foundation)
1300 308 307

NEW ZEALAND

Plunketline
A 24-hour parents’ advice line 0800 933 922
Hospital Websites
Canterbury District Health Board www.chl.govt.nz
Christchurch Women’s Hospital www.chl.govt.nz/cwh
Listing of Public HospitalsNew Zealand Hospitals Online www.nzhealth.co.nz/publichospitals/index.html
National Women’s Hospital, Auckland www.nwhealthinfo.co.nz
New Zealand Paediatric HospitalStarship Children’s Hospital www.starship.org.nz
Breastfeeding
www.lalecheleague.org.nz
Maternity Services Consumer Council
www.maternity.org.nz
NZ Medicines Safety Authority
www.medsafe.govt.nz

For a more extensive list of links, go to http://www.homebirth.org.nz/links/htm