Endometriosis and pelvic pain clinics

We are establishing endometriosis and pelvic pain clinics across Australia to provide more appropriate and timelier endometriosis care and management. This will lead to reduced diagnosis timeframes and better pain management for those suffering from endometriosis and pelvic pain.

About the initiative

The Australian Government is funding endometriosis and pelvic pain clinics in every state and territory in Australia. These clinics aim to:

  • improve access for patients to diagnostic, treatment and referral services for endometriosis and pelvic pain
  • build the primary care workforce to manage this chronic condition
  • improve access to new information and care pathways.

Why it is important

Endometriosis is a complex and debilitating chronic condition that can be hard to diagnose, with those suffering waiting an average of 7 years before diagnosis. It is a progressive condition that can start at puberty and continue through to old age. In Australia it affects at least one in nine girls, women and those assigned female at birth.


The clinics will provide multi-disciplinary care with a focus on:

  • improving the timeliness of diagnosis
  • promoting early access to intervention, care, treatment options, and referral services for endometriosis and pelvic pain.

Meeting our goals

We are funding the clinics through the Primary Health Networks (PHN). Clinics have a range of mechanisms available to ensure:

  • provision of services to priority populations
  • affordable patient support services
  • greater accessibility for patients across the community.

Recognising that endometriosis is a complex condition that effects people in many ways, these services and treatments will be multidisciplinary.

Current endometriosis and pelvic pain clinics

State Clinic Location PHN


Orange Family Medical Centre

Orange, NSW

Western NSW PHN


Hunters Hill Medical Practice

Hunters Hill, NSW

Northern Sydney PHN


Leichardt General Practice

Leichardt, NSW

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN


The Women’s Health Centre Southern Highlands

Mittagong, NSW

South Western Sydney PHN


Milton Medical Centre

Milton, NSW

South Eastern NSW PHN


Coffs Harbour Women’s Health Centre

Coffs Harbour, NSW

North Coast PHN


Rouse Hill Town Medical and Dental Centre

Rouse Hill, NSW Western Sydney, PHN


EACH Practice

Ringwood East, VIC

Eastern Melbourne PHN


Epping Plaza Medical and Dental Centre*

Epping, VIC

Eastern Melbourne PHN


Bendigo Community Health Services

Bendigo, VIC

Murray PHN


Kardinia Health

Belmont, VIC

Western Victoria PHN


MATSICHS (Institute for Urban Indigenous Health Ltd)

Morayfield, QLD

Brisbane North PHN


Benowa Super Clinic

Benowa, QLD

Gold Coast PHN


Family Planning Queensland

Cairns, QLD

Northern Queensland PHN


Neighbourhood Medical

Bardon, QLD

Brisbane North PHN


Pioneer Health Albany

Albany, WA

Country WA PHN


The Garden Family Medical Clinic

Murdoch, WA

Perth South PHN


Kadina Medical Associates

Kadina, SA

Country SA PHN

SA Thrive Family Practice Glenelg South, SA

Adelaide, PHN


Family Planning Tasmania

Glenorchy, TAS

Tasmania PHN


Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT)

Canberra, ACT



Northside Health Darwin

Coconut Grove, NT

Northern Territory PHN

  • * This centre replaces Lyndoch Medical Hub in Victoria, which was successful in receiving funding on 22 March 2023 but declined the offer.


An evaluation of the success of the clinics will start this year and be complete within the next 2 years. This evaluation will help integrate available support into the treatment and management of people with coexisting conditions such as endometriosis.

More measures to help women to find more appropriate care and better manage the impact of endometriosis and pelvic pain include:

  • access to a new Medicare-funded magnetic resonance imaging scan to assist in the investigation of infertility for those with severe endometriosis and other conditions
  • a review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme items used to support the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. The review will report on available treatments for endometriosis and recommendations for both improved utilisation of items and promotion of available treatments
  • development of an Endometriosis Management Plan to support patients in primary care
  • support to the National Endometriosis Clinical and Scientific Trials Network to continue growing research capacity and address research gaps
  • funding for an Endometriosis Living Guideline to support new and ongoing research into the diagnosis and management of endometriosis
  • promotion of the Australian Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis
  • funding for increasing awareness of endometriosis amongst priority populations. This includes implementing a
    • Mentor Program to support those newly diagnosed with endometriosis
    • Workplace Assistance Program to facilitate discussions in the workplace
  • continued support for the EndoZone digital platform to provide consumer access to evidence-based information.

Learn more

Learn more about these measures in our progress report.


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