The Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR) is a Commonwealth Government health initiative that records information on surgeries involving breast devices, such as breast implants. Managed by Monash University, the ABDR is endorsed by major surgical societies in Australia.
To identify and report on possible trends and complications associated with breast device surgery; to track the long-term safety and performance of implantable breast devices; and to identify best surgical practice and optimal patient health outcomes.
Your information makes an invaluable contribution to the ABDR. We are a long-term project to help safeguard the health of people undergoing breast device surgery. For many patients the ABDR provides peace of mind that their device details are recorded.
TGA update on medical device patient information
As of 1 December 2021, suppliers of implantable devices are required to provide two forms of patient information materials about the device: Patient Information Card (PIC) and Patient Information Leaflet (PIL)
Safer Care Victoria resources for the Victorian public to learn about BIA-ALCL
Victorian Breast Implant consumer helpline (operated by the ABDR) Tel. (03) 9902 0077 (Mon-Fri)
TGA information about breast implants and Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare type of cancer of the immune system. It is not breast cancer. The TGA (Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration) has a dedicated breast implant hub with information about ALCL for consumers and information for health professionals. View a summary of announcements, including links to TGA webinars and videos.
Contact the ABDR
1800 998 722