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MotherSafe is a free telephone service for the women of NSW, based at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick. Mother Safe Logo

About MotherSafe

MotherSafe provides a comprehensive counselling service for women and their healthcare providers concerned about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Such exposures may include:

  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Street drugs
  • Infections
  • Radiation
  • Occupational exposures

Some women may be offered face-to-face counselling appointments at the MotherSafe clinic which is held each week at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick. An interpreter can be arranged for women who do not speak English.

For common exposures please refer to our factsheets which may provide some general information and guidance. For individualised advice or clarification of information in our factsheets please call our telephone service on 9382 6539 or 1800 647848.

MotherSafe Contact Numbers

Phone: 9382 6539 (Sydney Metropolitan Area)
Phone: 1800 647 848 (Non-Metropolitan Area)

Fax: (02)9382 6070

Interstate and overseas consumers should contact their local service. 

Non-English Speakers

Non-English speakers can access an interpreter through TIS National by phoning 131 450. You should tell the operator the language you speak, as well as the name and phone number of the organisation you wish to contact. There is no charge for interpreter costs when contacting a government-funded service or agency (such as MotherSafe or the Royal Hospital for Women).   

Hours of Service

Monday–Friday 9am-5pm (excluding public holidays).



The information on this website has been developed specifically for MotherSafe. It is provided for informational purposes for consumers and health care professionals. This material is not intended as a substitute for consulting qualified health care professionals. Patient circumstances will vary and some information may have become outdated as a result of more recent medical developments. MotherSafe and SESLHD accept no responsibility for reliance on the information set out in this Web Site.  

Note:- The inclusion of these links does not imply any endorsement or support by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District or NSW Health or the State of New South Wales. See our Disclaimer for more information.