Midwifery Group  Practice (MGP)  in  SA  Offering  Homebirth 

Photograph  by Victoria Berekmeri 


Some women in South Australia can access a free homebirth through hospital-run midwifery programs. These are offered through midwifery group practices in three of our major hospitals, in which women are given a choice of birth place including birth-centres and homebirth.  You will ​need to check whether you live within the catchment area and meet the eligibility criteria to be able to use this service. 


These programs are only for women whose pregnancies are low risk according to the Departmnt of Health SA Policy for Planned Birth At Home, and are only available if you live within a certain hospital catchment area. CLICK HERE to read more about the eligibility criteria of these homebirth programs


Places are usually limited in these programs so its important to book early.



WCH Midwifery Group Practice

Women's and Children's Hospital 


72 King William Rd, NORTH ADELAIDE SA


PHONE:  (08) 8161 8005 - Bookings Midwife

EMAIL: jackie.kitschke@health.sa.gov.au    or    allison.waldron@health.sa.gov.au


  • Midwife-led continuity of carer model, offering known midwife plus back-up midwife through pregnancy, birth and first six weeks postnatal.

  • Midwife consults with obstetric and other staff as needed. 

  • Takes women of all risk categories, but limited to about 1,000 women per year, some geographical limits apply.

  • Care provided in community, home and hospital.

  • Book in via first appointment with Women's Outpatients Clinic on (08) 8161 7592.

  • Waterbirth and VBAC supported .

  • No charges to public patients. No private patients or GP-shared care: care is midwife-led.


Southern Midwifery Group Practice

Flinders Medical Centre 


Flinders Drive, BEDFORD PARK, SA 5042


CONTACT: Julie Pratt

PHONE: (08) 8204 3128

EMAIL: julie.pratt@health.sa.gov.au


This program is for women whose pregnancies are low risk according to the Department of Health SA Policy for Planned Birth at Home. Limited places so please book early. 

Northern Area Midwifery Group Practice 

Lyell McEwin Hospital


Phone 08 82820355     or     08 8182 9000