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Fast and Easy Vasectomy - Canberra

Fast and Reliable Vasectomy Services in Canberra, ACT

Save up to $230 on Your Upfront Fee

20 years of vasectomy experience in Australia

MSI No Scalpel Open Ended Vasectomy Technique

IV Sedation or Local Anaesthetic available

Minimal or no Gap with Private Health Insurance

Bulk Billing for all post vasectomy sperm tests. (most providers charge $70-$80)

Where to get a vasectomy in Canberra

All of our vasectomies in Canberra are carried out at our MSI Vasectomy Canberra Day Hospital (1 Moore St, Canberra, ACT 2601).


Have you decided not to have any children, or perhaps to not have any more? Are you considering having a vasectomy in Canberra? At MSI Vasectomy we only use the ‘no scalpel open-ended’ technique and our virtually *painless anaesthetic delivery technique is the benchmark in vasectomy procedures.

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a simple surgical procedure for men, typically performed in a Canberra day hospital or medical centre. It is a permanent form of birth control that involves the tubes that move sperm from the testicles to the penis being cut and as a result, the ejaculated semen will not contain any sperm. After a vasectomy, the sperm will be reabsorbed into your body through your tissue instead of being integrated into your semen.

We only use the ‘no scalpel open-ended’ technique at MSI Vasectomy and our virtually *painless anaesthetic delivery technique is the benchmark in vasectomy procedures.

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Our Canberra vasectomy services

Below you can find more details about the type of vasectomy procedure we provide at MSI Vasectomy Canberra:

Open ended vasectomy

At MSI Vasectomy we only perform open ended vasectomies. This technique only closes the upper part of the tube, leaving the end connected to the testicle completely open. This allows the sperm to be released within the scrotum and then naturally reabsorbed into the body. It is the safest method as there is a smaller chance of congestive epididymitis and other complications occurring after the procedure.

No scalpel vasectomy

Before the no scalpel technique, many vasectomies would require a scalpel incision and therefore, sutures. The no scalpel technique only requires a single small puncture in the skin with no stitches. We also use our *painless needle technique and a specially designed set of forceps which decreases the chance of infection.

Anaesthetic options

At MSI Canberra we offer two different anaesthetic options, IV sedation or local anaesthetic (we don’t offer general anaesthetic). The local anaesthetic option uses our *painless needle technique which many patients report experiencing little to no pain when administered.

A no scalpel vasectomy is a fast, effective and simple procedure that can provide Canberra men with a permanent form of birth control.

Book Your Vasectomy With Australia's Largest Vasectomy Provider
Having a vasectomy in Canberra at
an MSI Vasectomy day hospital

A vasectomy at an MSI day hospital in Canberra includes:

Vasectomy in a Canberra private day hospital

*Maximum of $100 Gap at all locations except Adelaide ($300).
**Please refer to individual pricing on the booking page.


The MSI No Scalpel Open Ended Vasectomy Technique uses an inert permanent suture rather than a metal clip (which can fall off) or a dissolving suture (which can cause inflammation). We also use Bupivacaine local anaesthetic which has a longer duration of action and may protect from chronic post operative pain.

10x less side effects than traditional methods
10x less chance of failure than traditional methods
Permanent nylon suture
Longer pain relief after surgery (4-5hrs)
No metal clips that can fall off
How much does a vasectomy cost in Canberra?
Vasectomy in a Canberra private day hospital
  • Minimal or No gap with private health insurance*
  • From $730 (LA) and $795 (IV) out of pocket with Medicare but no private health insurance**
  • LA and IV sedation (limited locations)
*Maximum of $100 Gap at all locations except Adelaide ($300). **Please refer to individual pricing on the booking page.
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Why choose MSI for your vasectomy
procedure in Canberra?

At MSI our doctors perform the most modern, effective and safest vasectomy procedure method (no scalpel, open-ended vasectomy), and only use technologies that have been approved for use in Australia. Our specialised team of practitioners ensure you receive the best standard of care before, during and after your appointment with us.

Dr Justin Low
National Director of Vasectomy Services

Justin received his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1987 and completed the RACGP Family Medicine Program (FMP) in 1991. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1993. His current role is National Director of Vasectomy Services at MSI Vasectomy Australia which involves education, training and maintaining vasectomy surgical standards across the country.

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How to book a Canberra vasectomy with MSI

If you’d like to get in contact with us to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have, you can fill out our online contact form. Or if you’re ready to book your vasectomy you can fill out our online booking form.


If you have any more questions about our Canberra vasectomy services please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime please find below our most frequently asked questions about vasectomies.

Yes, a no scalpel vasectomy does work. In fact, it is just as effective as a conventional vasectomy and has the added benefit of reducing the potential for infection and other complications.

No, you will not be sterile straight away as after a vasectomy it takes about 3 months for a sperm count to reach zero. You should also use another form of contraception until a semen analysis shows a zero sperm count, after that you’re safe to stop using contraception.

A vasectomy reversal is very expensive, not normally covered by health insurance and doesn’t have a 100% success rate, so is not recommended. However, an operation to reconnect the vas deferens is possible if you want to attempt to recover your fertility.

We highly recommend that you wait at least 7 days before resuming any sexual activity after a vasectomy.

On average, the whole procedure takes about 30 minutes. Your vasectomy doctor will talk you through the process before starting the procedure.

A vasectomy is over 99% effective and is considered permanent. Once the procedure has been completed and you’ve registered a zero sperm count, you will not need to use other forms of contraception.

No, a vasectomy will not affect your hormones or your appearance as it does not affect the production of testosterone. It also does not affect your ability to get an erection or ejaculate semen.

Risks or complications from having a vasectomy are rare. However, it is important to note that any surgical procedure carries risks and your vasectomy doctor will talk you through any possible complications before carrying out the procedure. 

  1. Sokal et al, Journal of Urology, Vol. 162, 1621-1625, November 1999
  2. Labrecque et al, BMC Medicine 2004
  3. Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Clinical Guidance, RCOG , 12-13,  Sept 2014
  4. Intra-vas deferens bupivacaine for prevention of acute pain and chronic discomfort after vasectomy.  L. D. Paxton, B. K. Huss et al  British Journal of Anaesthesia 1995; 74: 612-613

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