Action for Equity strategy


We're part of the Action for Equity partnership which works to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for the community by redressing the social, cultural and economic drivers of sexual and reproductive health inequities.

The partnership is guided by a four year strategy and biannual action plans. The partnership is led by Women’s Health West.

Action for Equity’s vision is a community where everyone has

  • freedom to express their gender, sex, sexuality and individuality
  • the right to healthy, respectful relationships and a pleasurable sex life
  • the right to control decision making, to support active and informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health free from violence (including reproductive coercion), stigma and discrimination
  • equitable access to health services and programs that are inclusive and culturally sensitive and appropriate.


Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Below is a list of services that are available at this time to support your sexual and reproductive health.

Laverton Sexual and Reproductive Health Hub

The Laverton Sexual and Reproductive Health Hub provides services that assist in managing all matters related to women’s sexual and reproductive health in the West including:

  • providing information relating to sexual and reproductive health
  • unplanned pregnancy
  • STI screening and education
  • contraception advice
  • IUD and contraceptive implant insertion and removal
  • fertility awareness and family planning
  • cervical screening
  • management of PCOS, endometriosis and menopause

This service is bulk billed for clients with a current Medicare card.

Call 03 9448 5534 for more information and to make an appointment.

Sunshine City Medical Centre

Sunshine City Medical Centre have specialist doctors for adolescent sexual and reproductive health.  Telehealth appointments can be made and are free to Medicare card holders.

Call 03 9312 3000 to make an appointment.

IPC Health

IPC Health have general sexual health support services for everyone, as well as special services for women including sexual and reproductive health services, menstrual health, contraception and family planning and pregnancy testing, breast awareness and pap smear services, help for women dealing with menopause or mid-life issues, and help with continence issues.

IPC Health are located in Deer Park, St Albans and Sunshine

Call 03 9219 7142

Women’s Health Hub

The Women’s Health Hub offers a range of general and specialist sexual and reproductive services with a mainly female team based in Werribee.

Call 03 8652 5441 or email to make an appointment.

Switchboard Victoria

Switchboard Victoria provides peer-driven support services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies and communities.

Thorne Harbour Health

Thorne Harbour Health provides information and support on sexual health for gender diverse communities.

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre provides sexual health care for all including Sexually Transmitted Infections testing.

Call 03 9341 6200
National Relay Service: 1300 555 727

1800 My Options

1800 My Options provides information about contraception, pregnancy and sexual health options in Victoria.

Call 1800 696 784

National Relay Service: 1800 555 660

Interpreter: 13 14 50


Last updated: 5 May 2023 - 4:42pm