About termination of pregnancy – essential information for health and medical practitioners

Termination of Pregnancy

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

More information

For more information about the law reform and clinical guidelines contact the Department of Health’s Women’s Health Strategy Unit on Ph. (08) 8985 8018 or email: WomensHealth.DoH@nt.gov.au

If you would like information about accessing an early medical termination contact Family Planning Welfare Association Northern Territory on: (08) 8948 0144 or visit their website http://www.fpwnt.com.au/

Last updated: 12 July 2017