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 their device details are recorded.  Plus, participation is easy.

NEW! Consumer Fact Sheet: recall of Allergan Biocell breast implants and tissue expanders  

Download the TGA’s fact sheet to find out what you should know if you have implants and how to find out what type of implants you have.

About BIA-ALCL: (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) is a rare type of cancer of the immune system. It is not breast cancer. The TGA (Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration) website has information about ALCL for consumers and health professionals. Or call the TGA on 1800 020 653.

11th July 2019: Update – TGA’s review of textured breast implants and preliminary outcomes.  Check out the TGA’s dedicated Breast Implant Hub, for easy to read information about breast implants.

6th August 2019:  TGA announces Allergan voluntarily recalls un-implanted macro-textured breast implants and tissue expanders.  Read TGA consumer fact sheet.

Patients should speak to their surgeon or GP if they have concerns about a breast device or their health following surgery.

ABDR Contributors



Australia Wide

Contact the ABDR
1800 998 722


Contributing Surgeons