Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual and reproductive health affects all women in all stages of their life from childhood to older age.

Sexual and reproductive health issues for women can include:

  • Relationships
  • Pregnancy
  • Motherhood
  • Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexual and reproductive health is a priority that forms a major part of the work conducted at WHISE because:

  1. Young women (46%) are less likely than men (61%) to always use condoms when having sex 1
  2. Over half of all pregnancies in Australia are unplanned 2
  3. Chlamydia is the most common STI in Australia and if left untreated can lead to infertility 3

Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy

WHISE is developing a collaborative three-year sexual and reproductive health strategy and yearly action plans for the Southern Metropolitan Region (SMR). The Regional Strategy has been guided and will be implemented by a Steering Committee and Community of Practice, which will not only strengthen collective and coordinated action but also bring together expertise and resources, to ultimately work towards meeting the SRH needs of the population across our whole region.

The recent State Governments release of Victoria first ever Women’s sexual and reproductive health strategy and priority action plan has informed the development of the Strategy.

The Strategy is set to be released early July.

If you would like to be involved, please contact:

Jess Elsworth
jelsworth@whise.org.au
9794 8677 

South East Women's Sexual Health Directory

In addition to these service providers, your family doctor (General Practitioner) will also provide Sexual Health services. If you require a specialised service, you may require a referral from your GP.

Disclaimer: This following directory of women’s health services in the South East may not be exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Most of the services listed here are free or bulk-billed but for detailed information about services, fees and contact information, please access the organisation’s website or call them directly. If you discover that information here is incorrect or missing please contact us.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Alfred Health - Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
580 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053
9341 6200

Central Bayside Community Health Services
Parkdale
335 Nepean Hwy, Parkdale 3195
8587 0200

Chelsea
3/1 The Strand, Chelsea 3196
9782 7633

Monash Health – Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Cranbourne
140-154 Sladen Street, Cranbourne 3977
5990 6789

Springvale (Monday and Tuesday)
55 Buckingham Ave, Springvale, Victoria, 3171
8558 9000

Cockatoo
17 McBride St, Cockatoo VIC 3781
5968 7000

Pakenham
Henty Way, Pakenham VIC 3810
5941 0500

Monash Health – Contraceptive and Counselling Clinic
252 Clayton Rd, Clayton
GP referrals needed – fax to (03) 9594 6438
For termination service call: 9594 2457

Marie Stopes
East Melbourne
Suite 4, Level 1, 182 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
1300 207 382

East St Kilda
338 Dandenong Road, East St Kilda VIC 3183
1300 207 382

Family Planning Victoria
Family planning Victoria
901 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC Australia 3128
9257 0100 Freecall: 1800 013 952

Action Centre - Melbourne CBD
Level 1, 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC Australia 3000
9660 4700 Freecall 1800 013 952

Fertility Control Clinic
118 Wellington Parade in East Melbourne Victoria Australia 3002
9417 5035
POST OP EMERGENCY 24-hour phone service 7 days a week

Hampton Park Women's Health Care
4 Warana Drive, Hampton Park, VIC 3976
9799 2817

Kooweerup Regional Health Service
235 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup, Victoria 3981
5997 9679

The Royal Women's Hospital – Pregnancy Advisory Service

20 Flemington Rd, Parkville Victoria
8345 3061 and 8345 3063

Peninsula Health - Frankston Hospital
2 Hastings Rd, Frankston
Maternity: 9784 2600
Children’s and Adolescent Health: 9784 7777

Star Health -Mobile Health Outreach Service
10 Inkerman St, St Kilda VIC 3182
0419 204 811 (leave a message with your contact details and a member will return your call in 24 hours)
Office based service:  9 am – 5 pm Mon to Fri
Outreach Service:  5 pm – 11 pm Tues, Wed, Thurs

 
Community Health Services

Councils
Free Maternal and Child Health Services for families with young children and home visits by a Registered Nurse. Services may include:

Breastfeeding and infant feeding advice, child health and development, maternal and family health, parent child relationships, safety and injury prevention, safety, immunisation, nutrition, family planning, and information on local support services

Visit your local council’s Maternal and Child Health website for more information including how to access these services.

City of Stonnington
Glen Eira City Council
Bayside City Council
City of Kingston
City of Greater Dandenong 
Frankston City Council 
City of Casey 
Cardinia Shire
Mornington Peninsula Shire
City of Port Phillip

Monash Health - Connect Health
2A Gardeners Road Bentleigh East
Unit 17 (Level 1), 347 Bay Road Cheltenham
9575 5333
 
Family Violence Services

SECASA
Crisis Care Unit: Monash Medical Centre 246 Clayton Road Clayton
Counselling:

East Bentleigh
11 Chester Street, East Bentleigh

Seaford – PenSAC
1 Hartnett Drive, Seaford

Rosebud – Community Information and Support Service
878 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud

Cranbourne
Cranbourne Community Information Service
156 Sladen Street, Cranbourne
Cranbourne Integrated Care
150 Sladen Street, Cranbourne

Dandenong
1 Dandenong Street, Dandenong South

South Yarra
60 Wilson Street, South Yarra
9928 8741

To contact your nearest Centre Against Sexual Assault in Victoria phone the Sexual Assault Crisis Line on 1800 806 292 or 1800 737 732

St Kilda Gatehouse Drop-In Centre
9534 2916
St Kilda Drop-In Centre
36 Greeves Street, St Kilda (see Google maps here)
9534 2500
Dandenong Young Women's Centre
9794 7366

Salvation Army
13 SALVOS (13 72 58)
Multiple locations: please go to website to find the nearest one to you

Headspace
1800 650 890
Online Chat also available
Multiple locations: please go to website to find the nearest one to you

Youth Friendly Services

Councils
Fees: free
Services may include:

  • Group activities such as sport, music, dance and hobbies
  • School holiday programs
  • Youth centres providing a safe space

Visit your local council’s Youth website for more information including how to access these services.

City of Stonnington
Glen Eira City Council
Bayside City Council
City of Kingston
City of Greater Dandenong
Frankston City Council
City of Casey
Cardinia Shire
Mornington Peninsula Shire
City of Port Philip

Salvation Army
13 SALVOS (13 72 58)
Multiple locations: please go to website to find the nearest one to you
 
Headspace
1800 650 890
Online Chat also available
Multiple locations: please go to website to find the nearest one to you
 

SECASA
Crisis Care Unit: Monash Medical Centre 246 Clayton Road Clayton
Counselling:

East Bentleigh
11 Chester Street, East Bentleigh

SeafordPenSAC
1 Hartnett Drive, Seaford

Rosebud – Community Information and Support Service
878 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud

Cranbourne
Cranbourne Community Information Service
156 Sladen Street, Cranbourne
Cranbourne Integrated Care
150 Sladen Street, Cranbourne

Dandenong
1 Dandenong Street, Dandenong South

South Yarra
60 Wilson Street, South Yarra
9928 8741

To contact your nearest Centre Against Sexual Assault in Victoria phone the Sexual Assault Crisis Line on 1800 806 292 or 1800 737 732

Central Bayside Community Health Services
Parkdale
335 Nepean Hwy, Parkdale 3195
8587 0200

Chelsea
3/1 The Strand, Chelsea 3196
9782 7633

Monash Health – Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Cranbourne
140-154 Sladen Street, Cranbourne 3977
5990 6789

Springvale (Monday and Tuesday)
55 Buckingham Ave, Springvale, Victoria, 3171
8558 9000

Cockatoo
17 McBride St, Cockatoo VIC 3781
5968 7000

Pakenham
Henty Way, Pakenham VIC 3810
5941 0500

Monash Health - Connect Health
2A Gardeners Road Bentleigh East
Unit 17 (Level 1), 347 Bay Road Cheltenham
9575 5333
 

Kooweerup Regional Health Service
235 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup, Victoria 3981
5997 9679

Peninsula Health - Frankston Hospital
2 Hastings Rd, Frankston
Maternity: 9784 2600
Children’s and Adolescent Health: 9784 7777
 
LGBTQI+ Friendly Services

Central Bayside Community Health Services
Parkdale
335 Nepean Hwy, Parkdale 3195
8587 0200

Chelsea
3/1 The Strand, Chelsea 3196
9782 7633

Monash Health – Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Cranbourne
140-154 Sladen Street, Cranbourne 3977
5990 6789

Springvale (Monday and Tuesday)
55 Buckingham Ave, Springvale, Victoria, 3171
8558 9000

Cockatoo
17 McBride St, Cockatoo VIC 3781
5968 7000

Pakenham
Henty Way, Pakenham VIC 3810
5941 0500

Monash Health - Connect Health
2A Gardeners Road Bentleigh East
Unit 17 (Level 1), 347 Bay Road Cheltenham
9575 5333
 

SECASA
Crisis Care Unit: Monash Medical Centre 246 Clayton Road Clayton
Counselling:

East Bentleigh
11 Chester Street, East Bentleigh

SeafordPenSAC
1 Hartnett Drive, Seaford

Rosebud – Community Information and Support Service
878 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud

Cranbourne
Cranbourne Community Information Service
156 Sladen Street, Cranbourne
Cranbourne Integrated Care
150 Sladen Street, Cranbourne

Dandenong
1 Dandenong Street, Dandenong South

South Yarra
60 Wilson Street, South Yarra
9928 8741

To contact your nearest Centre Against Sexual Assault in Victoria phone the Sexual Assault Crisis Line on 1800 806 292 or 1800 737 732

Salvation Army
13 SALVOS (13 72 58)
Multiple locations: please go to website to find the nearest one to you
 
Kooweerup Regional Health Service
235 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup, Victoria 3981
5997 9679
 
Peninsula Health - Frankston Hospital
2 Hastings Rd, Frankston
Maternity: 9784 2600
Children’s and Adolescent Health: 9784 7777
 
Aboriginal Health Providers

Bunurong Health Service
3 Carroll Avenue, Dandenong
9794 5933
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm Mon to Thurs 9am – 4:30pm Fri

Refugee Health Services

Monash Health - Refugee Health and Wellbeing
Manager: Jacquie McBride M 0420 971 782
Refugee Triage Nurse: T 9792 8100
Refugee Nurse Liaison (Hospital Based Services): T 9554 9776 and M 0420 301 634
Level 1, 122 Thomas Street, Dandenong VIC 3175
Hours of Operation: 9:00am - 5:00pm Mon to Fri

Women's Health Resources
Women's Health - Private Providers

Jean Hailes
173 Carinish Road, Clayton VIC 3168

9562 7555

 

The Women's Clinic
129 Cleeland St, Dandenong VIC 3175
9769 4134

 

Bayside Women's Health
622 Centre Rd, Bentleigh VIC 3204
9557 2135
 
Brighton Family & Women's Clinic
767 Nepean Hwy, Brighton East VIC 3187
9592 0744
 
Women's Health Melbourne
157 Wattletree Rd, Malvern VIC 3144
9041 9082
 
Women's Health Lakeside
level 1 shop 2, 9 Village Way, Pakenham VIC 3810
9796 2111
 
Marie Stopes
East Melbourne
Suite 4, Level 1, 182 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
1300 207 382

East St Kilda
338 Dandenong Road, East St Kilda VIC 3183
1300 207 382

 

 

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References

1 Smith A, Agius P, Mitchell A, Berrett C & Pitts M 2009, ‘Secondary students and sexual health 2008: results of the 4th national survey of Australian secondary students, HIV/AIDS and sexual health (PDF: 665KB)’. La Trobe University: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society; 2009 [accessed 18 July 2011].
2 Marie Stopes International 2010, ‘Women and abortion
Marie Stopes International, 2010, ‘Chlamydia Q&A’s brochure