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Birra Li is a service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women, babies, children and non-Aboriginal women who are pregnant and having an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby. We aim to provide culturally appropriate support and education during pregnancy, after birth and for children up to early school years including clinic or home immunisations.

We provide care to women located within the Port Stephens, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Local Government Areas.

Our services include pregnancy and post birth care, cultural support, social work services, child and family primary health care, at-home immunisation, child health checks, specilaist breastfeeding support, referrals to other services and health education.

Most importantly, you can see us at a venue that suits you, including clinics at Newcastle Community health Centre, Raymond Terrace, Nikinpa and the John Hunter Hospital or your house.

Our team includes:

  • Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners 
  • Registered Midwives 
  • Child and Family Health Nurses 
  • Social Worker
  • Lactation Consultant

Services We Offer

  • Cultural support
  • Pregnancy and post birth care
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Child and family primary health care
  • Immunisation

Areas that we Cover

We provide care to women located within the Port Stephens, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Local Government Areas.

Learn more about:

Please contact us:

  • If you think you are pregnant or as soon as you have a positive pregnancy test
  • If you have children between the ages of 0-5 years.

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Ask the staff at Awabakal Aboriginal Medical Service to refer you
  • Talk to staff at the John Hunter Hospital antenatal clinic about referring you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

Contacts us

Birra Li Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Services

PH: 4016 4900

Email: HNELHD-Birrali@health.nsw.gov.au