Access to contraception and the ability to control your fertility is really important for your health and wellbeing. There are many factors to consider in deciding what form of contraception might be best for you.

There are many different types of contraception including condoms, the pill, emergency contraception (for use soon after unprotected sex) and long acting contraception such as intra uterine devices (IUDs) and Implanon. Vasectomy is a contraceptive option for men, and tubal ligation is an option for women who do not wish to become pregnant again in future.

Here you can find an illustrated summary of the various forms of contraception available in Victoria.

Some contraceptives, like condoms, are available in super markets, or from a pharmacy. For others you will need to see your doctor.

Some organisations in Victoria provide contraception information and services, these include:

Family Planning Victoria

Ph: 03 9257 0100
Free call: 1800 013 952
Locations at:
901 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
Level 1, 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC Australia 3000

Nurse On Call

Nurse-On-Call puts you directly in touch with a registered nurse for caring, professional health advice around the clock.
Call from anywhere in Victoria for free health advice, 24 hours a day.
Ph: 1300 60 60 24

You can also find more information about contraception on the Better Health Channel.