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Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Birth Defects Register

The South Australian Birth Defects Register (SABDR) collects information on all children born in South Australia who have a significant birth defect detected in the first five years of life.

This information can be used to detect real increases in the frequency of birth defects or to reassure people when, what seems to be an increase in birth defects, is only the result of the usual variations that happen within a population.

A birth defect is defined as any abnormality, structural or functional, identified up to the child's fifth birthday, provided that the condition had its origin before birth. Notifications are received from a wide range of doctors and health professionals who care for children with birth defects.

The SABDR is involved in several research projects and produces the SA Birth Defects Register Annual Report, which incorporates the Annual Report of Prenatal Diagnosis in South Australia.

The SABDR is part of the Paediatric Rehabilitation Department at the WCH.

Resources and Publications

Prenatal Screening for Congenital Anomalies – Annual Reports

Earlier reports are available upon request. Please contact us if you require copies of reports not available here.

South Australian Birth Defects Register – Annual Reports

Earlier reports are available upon request. Please contact us if you require copies of reports not available here.

Contact

Phone

(08) 8161 7368

Email

sabdr@health.sa.gov.au

Location

Paediatric Rehabilitation Department
Level 1, Rieger Building
Women's and Children's Hospital

Mailing Address

South Australian Birth Defects Register
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide SA 5006