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The Victorian women’s health policy and health promotion landscape is strong and active, with a proud history built up over many decades and grounded in the work of pioneering feminists. Victoria leads the nation in providing a network of coordinated women’s health services that cover the entire state.

Our Sector

Statewide Services

Statewide women’s health services include:

The statewide peak body for women’s health and gender equality is:

Region-based Services

Metropolitan women’s health services include:

View a map of Metropolitan services             

Regional women’s health services include:

View a map of Regional services      

National Services

The national peak body for Australia-wide women’s policy and health promotion is:

Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN)

Cancer Support Services for Women

Our Counterpart service, previously known as BreaCan, has a proud history of over 15 years. Counterpart is funded by the Victorian Government to provide support and inform women with breast or a gynaecological cancer to live well. The Victorian Cancer Plan 2016-2020 provides a framework to improve cancer outcomes for all Victorians. It has five priority action areas. Counterpart is one of a range of community based cancer support services and sits under Action area four of the plan.  

The focus of Counterpart is connecting highly trained Peer Support Volunteers, who have experienced breast or a gynaecological cancer, to other women with cancer to provide emotional and practical support.

Read more information about our Counterpart service.

Sexual Reproductive Health

1800 My Options is the first ever funded information service providing up to date information and options about contraception, pregnancy and sexual health. It is a key initiative funded as part of the Victorian Sexual and Reproductive Health Plan

Read more information about our 1800 My Options.