You can search here for qualified lactation consultants by postcode. Most consultants will travel outside their own suburb, particularly in regional areas, to assist mothers/families with babies & toddlers. All listed consultants are members of LCANZ, and have qualified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Lactation Consultants listed work as private practitioners and charge for their services. Please discuss fees with your intended consultant at the time of making an appointment.
- Private health funds may provide rebates for the consultants services
- Some consultants have links with GP practices and may qualify for a Medicare rebate (Australia only)
- Fees charged may differ between each individual lactation consultant
If you are unable to afford the fees, ask the consultant to advise on publicly funded resources available in your area.
LCANZ and ILCA do not set fees or resolve disputes between patients and consultants. Neither do they endorse the services or products of any individual consultant.
“I cannot find anyone in my area, and I live in …”
The Find a Lactation Consultant tool relies on a geolocation plugin which allocates a set of GPS co-ordinates to each postcode. The plugin then searches within the specified radius (5, 10, 25, 50 etc. kilometres) around those GPS co-ordinates. LCANZ does not have control over the GPS coordinates allocated, and the plugin uses data that is provided directly from Australia and New Zealand Post respectively.
If you are unable to find a consultant in your area, particularly if you live in major city, we would suggest you use a postcode that is near your own and increase the search radius. As an example Sydney postcodes from ‘2000’-‘2017’ will not bring up any results as they are not are not contiguous, but somehow ‘2018’ will bring up those who are based in/service metropolitan Sydney areas. Melbourne and Brisbane also tend to have similar outcomes but again, we would recommend searching nearby postcodes and increasing the radius to find a suitable IBCLC.