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Birra Li is a service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.  We provide culturally responsive maternal, infant and child health care services to families living in the Awabakal and Worimi communities located in the Port Stephens, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Local Government Areas.

Our services include pregnancy and post birth care, cultural support, child and family health care (blue book checks), immunisation, specialist breastfeeding support, social work services, health education and referrals to other services.

You can access our services at a venue that suits you including our clinics at Newcastle Community Health Centre, John Hunter Hospital, Raymond Terrace Community Health Centre, Tomaree Hospital, Bahtabah Local Aboriginal Land Council and Nikinpa Aboriginal Child and Family Centre (Toronto). Home visits are also available for some services.

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. Find out more about how we can help you to give up smoking by watching this short film. 

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Child and family primary health care
  • Immunisation

Learn more about 

 

Pregnancy care​

 

Looking after yourself in pregnancy​

 

Support to give up smoking​

 

Labour and birth

 

Postnatal care​

 

Breastfeeding​


Immunisation

 

Child and family health


​Social worker

Areas that we cover

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

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