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These prices are approximate figures for Queensland providers only and may change at any time. For exact prices contact the providers or Children by Choice. Interstate prices vary significantly, so please call your closest clinic for up-to-date costs.

Abortions in Queensland are provided by some hospitals, private day surgeries and GPs. The cost of a termination will depend on whether you are accessing services publicly or privately, accessing a medication abortion or a surgical abortion, on your location, and on the gestation of the pregnancy.

Medication abortion is available to nine weeks gestation. After this point, surgical abortion is your only option. Prices for surgical abortion start to rise at most private clinics once the pregnancy reaches 11 or 12 weeks gestation, with steep increases from 14 weeks onwards. For this reason it's vital to recognise that abortion is a time-sensitive decision. Public services will provide termination of pregnancy services free of charge in some locations, call us to find out if you're local service is providing. 


Medication abortion

Mifepristone (or RU486) is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. It is available through abortion clinics (of which there are ten around the state), and a number of GPs. It is only available for use in pregnancies less than nine weeks gestation. 


GPs are able to prescribe the drug if they undergo an online training course and find a pharmacist willing to stock a supply of the medication, but it is unknown how many are doing so as there is no publicly available register of GPs providing mifepristone. Some GP providers are listed on our Queensland providers page. 

Medication abortion through a GP may be free if they are bulk billing or have a partnership with the local hospital. If this is not the case the approximate costs is $350-$580 upfront. Women may then be eligible for a partial Medicare rebate for the consultations. The cost of the medication itself is extra to this (between $12 and $50 depending on whether you have a Health Care Card).

Known GP providers are located around greater Brisbane, as well as in Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Townsville, the Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast clinics: 

At abortion clinics in Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, costs are between $400 and $600 for Medicare card holders. There may be a $60-$90 rebate to claim through Medicare depending on the clinic.

Rockhampton and Townsville clinics: 

Clinics in Rockhampton and Townsville charge $790 upfront with a $60-$90 rebate available for Medicare card holders. 


Medication abortion is available through the public system at Cairns Sexual Health Clinic for pregnancies less than nine weeks gestation, at a cost of under $40 for Medicare Card holders and less for Health Care Card holders. Clients must be over 16 and live within one hour of a hospital. 


Some providers offer medication abortion via telehealth. Additional criteria may need to be met in order to ensure that this can be provided to you safely including things like secure access to Skype. The costs varying between $275- $676 depending on the provider.


Details of all providers are listed on our Queensland abortion providers page


Surgical abortion

Surgical abortion can be performed at public hospitals across the state, call us to find out if you have a local public provider.  

This service is also provided through ten private clinics around Queensland, seven of these are in Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.  Two are in Rockhampton and Townsville, with one clinic in Cairns. 

Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast clinics: 

  • Up to 11-12 weeks: $350 - $580
  • 12 to 13 weeks: $500 - $850
  • 14 to 15 weeks: $650 - $1410
  • 16 to 19 weeks: $1500 - $3065* 

Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns clinics:

  • Up to 11-12 weeks: $715 - $775
  • 12 to 13 weeks: $825 - $890
  • 14 to 16 weeks: $1100 - $1500

Details of all private providers are listed on our Queensland abortion providers page.

These prices are for Medicare Card holders only, as they include the Medicare rebate. Prices for non-Medicare Card holders will be much higher - often around double the Medicare Card holder cost.

Concessions are available for Health Care Card holders and Pension Card holders at some clinics.

Other concessions may be possible at some clinics for various circumstances. Contact us at Children by Choice for more information.

*Only a small number of clinics (all in southeast Queensland) provide termination of pregnancy at or after 16 weeks gestation at the doctor's discretion and prices will be higher. Only one clinic (at Southport) offers procedures at 18-19 weeks gestation.

Last modified on: 06 March 2020
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