To the best of our knowledge, the following hospitals either own a pool or allow women to bring their own in.

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Western Australia

Armadale Hospital

King Edwards Family Birthing Centre




Port Hedland Hospital

New South Wales

St Georges Hospital

Royal Hospital for Women

Mullumbimby Hospital


Box Hill Hospital

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service

Geelong Hospital

Benalla and District Memorial Hospital

North East Health Wangaratta

Mildura Aboriginal Corporation


Mareeba District Hospital

Charters Towers Hospital

Northern Territory

Alice Springs Hospital



Looks like Victoria is the most progressive state for Water birth in Australia...Good news for Victorians (-;

It takes a lot of hard work by the midwives in the hospitals to make pools available to women, so if they are not yet in your local hospital, then get behind the midwives and help make it an option for all women.

** Simply Birth Disclaimer ~ Just because the pools have been purchased, does not guarantee they will be in use, you may need to encourage the hospital to dig the pool out from a cupboard and blow the dust off, or it may have pride of place in a room. Its only by asking for and working for change , that it will happen.