Dr Peter Jurcevic

Dr Peter Jurcevic Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Melbourne

I am a passionate Obstetrician and Gynaecologist based in Melbourne, with over 27 years of experience.

As the Head of Obstetrics at The Royal Women’s Hospital and in my private practice at Frances Perry House, I am deeply committed to delivering personalised and patient-centric care. My dedication extends to advocating for birthing choices and fostering a serene birthing environment. As one of the pioneers of maternal-assisted caesarean section in Australia, I have consistently advocated for innovative approaches to childbirth.

I am available for pregnancies and births of all types and have undertaken additional qualifications in high-risk obstetrics to ensure comprehensive support for pregnancies and births of all complexities.

When you entrust your care to me, I personally oversee every aspect of your reproductive and obstetric health. From antenatal to gynaecological appointments, your concerns are my priority, and I am readily accessible to address them, ensuring your peace of mind throughout your journey.


Dr Peter Jurcevic OBGYN Melbourne


High Risk Obstetrics

Experience as an Obstetrician

As an Obstetrician, Dr Peter Jurcevic is available for pregnancies of all types including high and low risk. Dr Peter Jurcevic’s specific and advanced training, extensive knowledge and experience in obstetric maternal and foetal disorders means he is in a unique position to be able manage numerous maternal medical issues in pregnancy. His experience spans: twins and multiples, VBAC, genetics, prematurity management, recurrent miscarriage and foetal loss, amongst other high-risk conditions in pregnancy.

Calm Birthing Practices

Dr Peter Jurcevic is passionate about the natural processes of labour and birthing and is an advocate for Lamaze, calm birthing and hypnobirthing, which have been statistically shown to improve labour outcomes.

Maternal Assisted Caesarean

Dr Peter Jurcevic is one of the Australian pioneers of the maternal assisted caesarean, allowing his patients who need or choose this birth option immediate contact and connection with their babies. Gowned and gloved, Dr Peter guides the mother to lift their baby onto their chest during a caesarean and baby can have delayed cord clamping.

Dr Peter Jurcevic Head of the Obstetrics Unit at The Royal Women’s Hospital

Experience, Advisory Roles & Memberships

Dr Peter Jurcevic holds a public position as a Head of the Obstetrics Unit at The Royal Women’s Hospital where he is also an operative and consultant gynaecologist and a Training Supervisor for medical students and Registrars alike. In these various capacities he has given over 500 lectures across a range of obstetric and gynaecological topics.

Dr Peter is a Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a member of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Peter is also Chair of the Frances Perry House Medical Advisory Committee and has numerous publications, including peer review papers in medical journals, magazine and newspaper quotations and articles and has been involved in several television and video broadcasts.

Dr Peter Jurcevic established his private practice in 1993. Prior to this he worked at Sunshine Hospital, Epworth Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Education & High Risk Obstetrics

Dr Peter Jurcevic studied medicine at Monash University and graduated with honours in 1993. He then took up a scholarship at Yale Medical School in North America where he studied and worked for a period of time.

After graduating he undertook advanced medical training prior to beginning a Fellowship as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Royal Women’s Hospital. As part of his Fellowship training he spent several years training interstate in high risk obstetrics, which gave him advanced knowledge in maternal and foetal disorders in pregnancy, twins, genetics, prematurity management, recurrent miscarriage and foetal loss, amongst other high-risk conditions in pregnancy.

He was also able to undertake advanced laparoscopic surgical training with a particular sub interest in pelvic floor repair surgery. As such he practices general obstetrics and gynaecology with an interest in high-risk obstetrics, pelvic floor repair and incontinence and laparoscopic surgery, particularly in the area of endometriosis treatment and ovarian cyst removal.