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Attain Baby Care Room recognition for your venue!

Join the FREE Baby Care Room recognition with the Australian Breastfeeding Association

This program provides recognition to community premises that provide suitable feeding and changing facilities for breastfeeding mums and caregivers throughout Australia.

Baby Care Rooms provide a safe and clean space for mothers, families and carers to attend to the needs of infants and young children. This includes nappy changes, and feeding, including breastfeeding, expressing breastmilk and other food preparation. They can be found in shopping centres, community spaces and government buildings where families can easily access the facilities. 

Why join the BCR recognition program?

There are numerous benefits that await you upon signing up.

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Exclusive recognition

Be officially acknowledged by the Australian Breastfeeding Association for your commitment to creating a safe and supporting environment for mothers and caregivers.

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Boost your image

Showcase your venue as a family-friendly haven, attracting a diverse customer base seeking comfort and convenience.

To be eligible your room needs:

  • to meet the Baby Care Room required standards
  • to have employees and management with welcoming attitudes

Process for recognition:

Once an Expression of Interest Form has been submitted, you will be contacted by a member of our Baby Care Room Team to complete an online self-assessment survey of your room, this will include uploading images.

The requirements for your venue to be recognised as a Baby Care Room


Rooms are easily accessible for public use. Many parents caring for children will have prams, it is important to consider the size of the doorway and ease of door opening .


Provide comfortable armchairs next to a side table with easy access to a power point so mothers can place their expressing equipment and any other necessary items easily.

Change facilities

Change facilities must be accessible to all carers and separate from general toilets. Change tables should comply with Australian standards and have all safety features in working order. 

Washing facilities

The sink should be suitable for both washing feeding/expressing equipment and washing hands with both hot and cold running water.

Supportive culture

The environment of a Baby Care Room should create a space that is welcoming and inviting for both adults and children. The room can provide caregivers with a moment of solace from the outside environment. 

Activities for children

Baby care rooms are used by families with multiple children. Providing interactive activities in both the parenting room and private spaces to amuse a toddler is helpful. This may include; a wall mounted activity, interactive screen, or television playing appropriate shows to entertain toddlers.

Flyer outlining the criteria for Baby Care Room recognition

Download the A4 flyer to access additional details outlining the criteria required for recognition as a Baby Care Room.


Baby Care Rooms program requirements

Ready to get started? Submit an expression of interest form today!

By becoming a recognised Baby Care Room, you're not just offering a service – you're creating a welcoming and safe space that supports families and caregivers. Join us in making a difference!

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