Termination of pregnancy (abortion)


The Termination of Pregnancy Law Reform Act was passed in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly on 21 March 2017 and commenced on 1 July 2017.  Regulations have been made under the Act.

The following documentation has been developed to support medical and health professionals appropriately respond to requests for termination of pregnancy services.

Legislation and Regulations


Clinical Guidelines



Consumer information

Professional Standards


  • For more information about the law reform and clinical guidelines, contact the Department of Health’s Women’s Health Strategy Unit:
    Phone: (08) 8985 8018

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Last updated: 12 September 2017

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