Is it legal to breastfeed in public?

Breastfeeding in public IS legal in Australia, although sometimes people simply don't know it and therefore might complain about it. You can nurse your baby anywhere that you are allowed to be with the baby. Mothers have a right to breastfeed where ever they go with their baby, even if that is out in public.

If someone seems to be bothered by you nursing, or asks you to leave, you can kindly remind the person that breastfeeding is legal, normal and the best nutrition for the baby, or other facts about breastfeeding.

But it may still happen that you encounter difficulties. If you have had problems with public breastfeeding and have been asked to leave shopping centres, pools, restaurants, etc, or to go to the bathroom to nurse, or if you have had problems at workplace, you can report it to the local authorities or contact your MP. Please stand up for your right to nurse in public!