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  1. Abortion in Victoria

    Some abortion services in Victoria offer reduced fees to students, healthcare card holders and those experiencing financial difficulty.

  2. Abortion information translated into community languages

    In Victoria, you can have two types of abortion: surgical and medication. Both types are safe and reliable. You can have a medication abortion up to nine weeks of pregnancy. You can have a surgical abortion from around six weeks of pregnancy onwards.

  3. Abortion procedures - medication

    Information about medication abortion (also known as medical abortion or the 'abortion pill') - includes how medication works, appointments, what to expect, side effects, possible risks, self-care.

  4. Abortion procedures - surgical

    Abortion is one of the most common and safest types of surgery in Australia.

  5. Adoption

    Adoption can give a secure family life to children who, for various reasons, can’t live with their birth family.

  6. Advance care plan - personal stories

    Advance care plan personal stories

  7. Aerobics - preventing injury

    Aerobics injuries are usually caused by trauma and overuse, but can be prevented by using the right techniques and equipment.

  8. After a flood – animal and insect related hazards

    When returning to a flood-affected area, remember that wild animals, including rats, mice, snakes or spiders, may be trapped in your home, shed or garden.

  9. After a flood – returning home safely

    When returning to your home after a flood, take precautions to reduce the possibility of injury, illness or disease.

  10. Air pollution

    The major sources of man-made air pollution in Melbourne are from motor vehicle emissions and wood heaters.