Description

The Koori Maternity Services program offers flexible, inclusive, culturally appropriate pregnancy and postnatal care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Victoria.

The program was developed by the Victorian Government in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO). It aims to improve access to culturally appropriate maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families.

Koori Maternity Services are located in Aboriginal community controlled health organisations and public hospitals across Victoria.

Services provided

  • Antenatal and postnatal care by midwives and Aboriginal health workers
  • Health promotion
  • Breastfeeding support

Eligibility

Available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Victoria.

How to access

Koori Maternity Services are offered at the following Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations:

You can also contact the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) for more information. Tel. (03) 9411 9411, or email VACCHO.

Hours

Contact your local Koori Maternity Services provider for opening hours.

Costs

Koori Maternity Services are free to eligible people.