The law recognises that breastfeeding should be encouraged and supported in the community. This includes breastfeeding in public places.
Getting out and about
Linking with other parents
Meeting and sharing ideas with other mothers and parents can be a way to build your support network:
- CCCares School For young people who are pregnant or have children.
- Local Support Groups – ABA
- Mums and Bubs Group – Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
- New Parent Groups – ACT Health
- Playgroups Australia – ACT
- Rainbow Families – ACT
- Single Parents – Raising Children Network
- Young Mums’ Group – Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation
If you’re interested in reading some research:
Breastfeeding in public
Your right to breastfeed in public is protected under the law (ACT Discrimination Act 1991). If you experience discrimination, you can seek advice from, or make a complaint to:
You may breastfeed anywhere, anytime.
For more information on your rights to breastfeed, visit: