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Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World - Electives, hospitals, medical schools, medicine, nursing, travel, work,  NGOs, voluntary work, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mark Wilson
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Population: 19.4 million
Language: English
Capital: Canberra
Currency: Australian dollar
Int Code: +61


The is a great deal more information on arranging work, electives, exams and visas for Australia  in  The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World


For general information on Australian health care visit www.health.gov.au 

Visas and work permits:
 Working Holiday Visas:

If aged between 18 and 30 you may well be elegible for a working holiday visa (417) which means you can work for three months (for a single emplyoer) and stay in Australia for a total of a year.  You can apply on line at: www.immi.gov.au - make sure your destination is happy to emply you on a working holiday visa.

Longer Term Work:
Doctors: For work up to a year you will need a medical practioners visa (422)
Nurses and Other health professionals:  Usually a temporary residence visa can be obtained, but it depends on how much your services are needed. Sometime a Specialist (414) visa is more appropriate. 

Immigration:  WARNING – you are entering a minefield! Unless you want to work in remote “area of need” this is going to be difficult – especially if you are a doctor (see below). Full details can be found on www.australia.org.uk

Getting Registered:
What ever your profession, you have to get registered with the appropriate Professional Council (coordinated by
the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) - GPO Box 1407, Canberra ACT 2601 Tel: +61 6 240 8111 Fax: 6 240 7636 www.dest.gov.au/noosr ) and then get registered with the appropriate state board.

The Australian Government has established a number of very comprehensive websites with details on hospitals, schools, and job vacancies for each region (first column of table 1 below)

 

State/Territory  Health Department and Website

Medical Board (for doctors to register with)

ACT

GPO Box 825 Canberra ACT 2601 Tel: 02 6205 5111 Fax: 02 6205 0830 www.health.act.gov.au

Po Box 976, Civic Square ACT 2608 Tel: 02 6205 1600 Fax: 02 6205 1602. www.healthregboards.act.gov.au e-mail: bob.bradford@act.gov.au

New South Wales

Locked Mail Bag 961, North Sydney, NSW 2059 Tel: 02 9391 9000, Fax: 9391 9101 www.health.nsw.gov.au

PO Box 104, Gladesville, NSW 2111 Tel: 02 9879 6799 Fax: 02 9816 5307. www.nswmb.org.au

Northern Territory

GPO Box 40596, Casuarina NT 0811 Tel: 08 8999 2400 Fax: 08 8922 8233 www.health.nt.gov.au

PO Box 4221, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801 Tel: 08 8999 4157 Fax: 08 899 4196. e-mail: healthprofessions.ths@nt.gov.au

Queenland

GPO Box 48, Brisbane QLD 4001 Tel: 07 3234 0111 Fax: 07 3234 0062 www.health.qld.gov.au

19th Floor, Forestry House, 160 Mary Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Tel: 07 3227 2515 Fax: 07 3225 2527. www.medicalboard.qld.gov.au

South Australia

PO Box 39, Rundle Mall SA5000 Tel: 08 8226 7000 Fax: 08 82266649 www.health.sa.gov.au

91 Payneham Road, St Peters, South Australia 5069 Tel: 08 8362 7811 Fax: 08 8362 7906. www.medicalboardsa.asn.au

Tasmania

GPO Boz 125B, Hobart TAS 7001 Tel: 03 6233 8011 Fax: 03 6233 6392 www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

2 Gore Street, South Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Tel: 03 6223 5400 Fax: 03 6223 7986 e-mail: mct@our.net.au .

Victoria

GPO Box 4057, Melbourne VIC 3001 Tel: 03 9616 7777 Fax: 03 9616 7350 www.health.vic.gov.au

Level 16, 150 Lonsdale Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Tel: 03 9655 0500 Fax: 03 9655 0580 www.medicalboardvic.org.au

Western Australia

PO Box 8172, Stirling Street, Perth WA 6849 Tel: 08 9222 4222 fax: 08 9222 4009 www.health.wa.gov.au

London House, 216 ST Georges Tce, Perth 6805 Tel: 08 9481 1011 fax: 08 9321 1744 www.medicalboard.com.au

 

 

Nursing Board (for nurses to register with)

Remote Medical Agency (esp. for remote GP work)

ACT

PO Box 976, Civic Square ACT 2608 Tel: 02 6205 1599 Fax: 02 6205 1602 www.healthregboards.act.gov.au

 

New South Wales

Level 2
28 - 36 Foveaux Street
SURRY HILLS, SYDNEY NSW 2010 Tel: (02) 9219 0222 Fax: (02) 9281 2030 www.nursesreg.nsw.gov.au e-mail: nursesreg@doh.health.nsw.gov.au

New South Wales Rural Doctors Network, Suite 19. Level 3, 133 Kings Street, Newcastle NSW 2300. tel: 02 4929 1811. Fax: 02 4929 1911 E-mail: icameron@nswrdn.aust.com

Northern Territory

PO Box 4221, Darwin NT 0801 Tel: 08 8946 9545 Fax: 08 8946 9550 e-mail nuses.board@nt.gov.au

Northern Territory Remote Health Workforce Agency, P.O. Box 1195, Alice Springs NT 0871. Tel: 08 8952 3881. Fax: 08 8952 3536. E-mail ntrwa@octa4.net.au

Queenland

GPO Box 2928, Brisbane, Q, 4001 Tel: 07 3223 5111 Fax: 07 3223 5115 www.qnc.qld.gov.au

Queensland Rural Medical Support Agency, P.O. Box 167, Kelvin Grove DC QLD 4059. Tel: 07 3356 1860 Fax: 07 3352 7557. E-mail: nlawrence@gpnetwork.net.au

South Australia

GPO Box 7176, Adelaide 5000 Tel:  08 8223 9700 Fax:  08 8223 9717www.nursesboard.sa.gov.au e-mail: registrations@nursesboard.sa.gov.au

South Australian Rural And Remote Medical Support Agency, Calvary Hospital, 89 Strangeways terrace, North Adelaide SA 5006 tel: 08 8239 1222 fax: 08 8239 1777. E-mail: sarrmsa@sarrmsa.com.au

Tasmania

15 Princes Street, Sandy Bay, PO Box 847 Tasmania 7006 Tel: 03 6224 3991 Fax: 03 6224 3995  www.nursingboardtas.org.au

Tasmanian General Practice Divisions Limited, P.O. Box 104, Newstead TAS 7250. Tel: 03 6334 3255 fax: 03 6334 3651. E-mail pbarns@tgpd.com.au

Victoria

GPO Box 4932, Melbourne, Victoria 3001 Tel:  03 8635 1200 Fax: 03 8635 1248www.nbv.org.au

Rural Workforce Agency Of Victoria, Suite 8, level 4, 458 Swanson Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Tel: 03 4899 fax: 03 9349 4211. E-mail: rwav@rwav.com.au

Western Australia

165 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6892 Tel: 08 9421 1100 Fax: 08 9421 1022 www.nbwa.org.au

Western Australia Centre For Rural And Remote Medicine, 328 Stirling Highway, Claremont WA 6010. Tel: 08 9384 2811 Fax: 08 9385 2938. E-mail gregdown@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Professional Organisations:
Dentists:
Australian Dental Association, PO Box 520, St Leonards, NSW 1590 Tel: 02 9906 4412 Fax: 02 9906 4917 www.ada.org.au e-mail: adainc@ada.org.au 
Australian Dental Council, Suite 1, Level 2, 112 Wellington Parade, Melbourne VIC 3002 Tel: 03 9415 1638 Fax: 03 9415 1669
Dieticians:
Dietician’s Association of Australia, 1/8 Phipps Close, Deakin ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6282 9555 Fax: 02 6282 9888 www.daa.asn.au 
Doctors:
See under recruitment agencies for details of Australian Medical Association state divisions
Australian Medical Council, Po Box 4810 Kingston ACT 2604 Tel: 02 6270 5400 Fax: 02 62709799 www.amc.org e-mail: amc@amc.org.au.
Nurses:
Royal College of Nursing, 1 Napier Close, Deakin ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6282 5633 Fax: 02 6282 3565 www.rcna.org.au 
Australian Nursing Federation, Level 2, 21 Victoria Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Tel: 03 9639 5211 Fax: 03 9652 0567
Australian Nursing Council Inc, 1st Floor, 20 Challis Street, Dickson ACT 2602 Tel: 02 6257 7960 Fax: 02 6257 7955 www.anci.org.au 
Occupational Therapists: 
Australian Association of Occupational Therapists: 6 Spring Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065 Tel: 03 9416 1021 Fax: 02 9416 1421 e-mail otausnat@ozemail.com.au 
Physiotherapists:
Australian Physiotherapy Association, PO Box 6465, Melbourne VIC 3004 Tel: 03 9534 9400 Fax: 03 9534 9199
Radiographers:
Australian Institute of Radiography, PO Box 1169, Collingwood VIC 3066 Tel: 03 9419 3336 Fax: 03 9416 0783
Speech Therapists:
Speech Pathology Association of Australia, 2nd Floor, 11-19 Bank Place, Melbourne VIC 3000 Tel: 03 9642 4899 Fax: 03 9642 4922

Additonal Professional Organisations for Medical/Surgical Specialists:

Anesthetists: Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, 630 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3000 Tel: 03 9510 6299 Fax: 03 9510 6786 www.anzca.edu.au e-mail:ceoanzca@anzca.edu.au 
Emergency Medcine: Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, 17 Grattan Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Tel: 03 9663 3800 Fax: 03 9663 8013www.acem.org.au e-mail: acemadmin@acem.org.au 
Dermatologists: Australasian College of Dermatologists, PO Box 2065, Boronia Park NSW 2111 Tel: 02 9879 6177 Fax: 02 9816 1174www.dermcoll.asn.au e-mail: admin@dermcoll.asn.au  
Radiologists: The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Level 9, 51 Druitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 www.ranzcr.edu.au Tel: 02 9268 9777 Fax: 02 9264 7799 e-mail:warden@ranzcr.edu.au  
Physicians: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 145 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: 02 9256 5444 Fax: 02 9252 3310www.racp.edu.au e-mail: racp@racp.edu.au 
Rehabilitation: Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, 145 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: 02 9256 5402 www.racp.edu.au/afrm e-mail: afrm@racp.edu.au 
Occupational Health: Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine, 145 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: 02 9256 5400 www.racp.edu.au/afom e-mail: afom@racp.edu.au 
Public Health: Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, 145 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 www.racp.edu.au/afphm Tel: 02 9256 5404 e-mail: afphm@racp.edu.au 
Opthalmologists: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, 94 - 98 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Tel: 02 9690 1001 Fax: 02 9690 1321www.ranzco.edu e-mail: ranzco@ranzco.edu
Obs and Gynae: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 254 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002 Tel: 03 9417 1699 www.ranzcog.edu.au e-mail: ranzcog@ranzcog.edu.au  
Paediatrics: Paediatrics & Child Health Division, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 145 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: 02 9256 5409 www.racp.edu.au e-mail: paed@racp.edu.au 
Pathologists: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, 207 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Tel: 02 8356 5858 Fax: 02 8356 5828 www.rcpa.edu.au e-mail: rcpa@rcpa.edu.au
Psychiatrists: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 309 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Tel: 03 9640 0646 Fax: 03 9642 5652 www.ranzcp.orge-mail:ranzcp@ranzcp.org
Surgeons: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Tel: 03 9249 1200 Fax: 03 9249 1219 www.surgeons.org or www.racs.edu.aue-mail: College.sec@surgeons.org 
G.P.s: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1 Palmerston Crescent, SOUTH MELBOURNE VIC 3205 Tel: 03 9214 1414 Fax: 03 9214 1400 www.racgp.org.au e-mail:racgp@racgp.org.au
Remote and Rural Medicine: Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine, Level 1, 467 Enoggera Road, Alderley QLD 4051 Tel: 07 3352 8600 Fax: 07 3356 2167 www.acrrm.org.au e-mail: acrrm@acrrm.org.au

AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES AFFILIATED TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS:

South Australia:
Flinders University The School of Medicine, The Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, SA 5042, (or GPO 2100 SA 5001) Tel: 08 8 204 4160 Fax: 08 8 204 5845 www.flinders.edu.au 
The Medical School, University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5000 Tel: 08 8 303 5193 Fax: 08 8 303 3788 www.health.adelaide.edu.au 

Victoria:
Monash University The Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Wellington Road (PO Box 64), Clayton, VIC 3168, Tel: 03 9 905 4318 Fax: 03 9 905 4302 www.med.monash.edu.au 
University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Gratton Street, Parkville, VIC 3052 Tel: 03 9 344 5894 Fax: 03 9 347 7854 www.unimelb.edu.au 

Queensland:
The University of Queensland Medical School, Herston Road, Herston, Brisbane QLD 4006 Tel: 07 3 365 5316  Fax: 07 3 365 5433  www.uq.edu.au 
James Cook University, School of Medicine, Townsville QLD 4811 Tel: 07 4 781 6232 Fax: 07 4 781 6986 www.jcu.edu.au 

Tasmania:
University of Tasmania The Faculty of Medicine, University of Tasmania, 43 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS 7000.(or GPO Box 252-71) Tel: 03 6 226 4860 Fax: 03 6 226 4816 www.healthsci.utas.edu.au/medschool/index.html

New South Wales:
University of Newcastle The Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2308 Tel: 02 4 921 5678  Fax: 02 4 921 5669  www.newcastle.edu.au/department/fmhs
University of New South Wales The Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, PO Box 1, Kensington, NSW 2033 tel: 02 9 385 2454 Fax: 02 9 385 1874 www.unsw.edu.au
University of Sydney The Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006,  Tel: 02 9 351 4579  Fax: 02 9 351 3196 www.usyd.edu.au 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:
University of Western Australia The School of Medicine, University of Western Australia, 1st Floor, N Block, Queen Elixabeth Medical Centre, Monash Avenue, Nedlands WA 6009 Tel: 08 9 346 3876 Fax: 08 9 346 2369 www.meddent.uwa.edu.au

NEW SOUTH WALES

Sydney:
There Is a fantastic web site: www.health.nsw.gov.au  which gives a tremendous amount of detail as to hospitals, G.P. surgeries and medical schools througout NSW. It provides comprehensive details on jobs for G.P.s, specialists, nurses and other health professionals, especially In areas of need. Another useful website for the area north of Sydney Is the Hunter health site: www.hunter.health.nsw.gov.au 

UNIVERSITIES IN SYDNEY:

There are two universities based in Sydney: the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. 

University of New South Wales: Faculty of Medicine, Anzac Parade, Sydney 2052 www.unsw.edu.au (Elective Co-ordinator, Faculty of Medicine UNSW Tel: 02 9385 2454 Fax: 9385 1874). Hospitals associated include:

c  St Vincent’s
c  St George’s
c  Prince of Wales Hospital
c  Sydney Children’s Hospital
c  Womens Hospital
c  Liverpool Hospital

University of Sydney:
The Secretary, Faculty of Medicine, Edward Ford Building (A27), University of Sydney, NSW 2006  Tel: 02 9351 3132 Fax: 02 9351 6645 www.usyd.edu.au . Hospitals associated include:

c  Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Home to the Central Clinical School)
c  Royal North Shore Hospital (Part of Northern Clinical School www.ncs.usyd.edu.au
c  Concord Hospital
c  Westmead Hospital
c  Nepean Hospital
c  Children’s Hospital at Weastmead
c  Canberra Hospital (see Australian Capital Territory) 

To do a medical elective at any of the above hospitals you have to write to the affiliated clinical school (not the university as used to be the case) For example, the Northern Clinical School is affiliated with Hornsby Hospital, Manly Hospital, Mona Vale Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, Ryde Hospital and The Tweed Hospital - they will only accept elective applications made through the clinical school. Apply EARLY. Most schools have downloadable forms and links can be found from: www.medfac.usyd.edu.au and click on Educational programmes then electives  for University of Sydney. For the Northern Clinical School you should check out: www.ncs.usyd.edu.au and e-mail jgoyen@med.usyd.edu.au directly. Visit the UNSW main site for links to their schools (or look below)

HOSPITALS AND CLINICAL SCHOOLS AFFILIATED WITH THE UNSW:

St Vincent’s Hospital 
Hospital: Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010,  Australia Tel: (02) 9339 1111 Fax: (02) 9332 4142. www.stvincents.com.au 
Clinical School: Level 9, Cator Building, Victoria St, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Tel: (02) 8382 2024 Fax: (02) 8382 3229 Web: www.stvcs.med.unsw.edu.au  e-mail: m.jordan@unsw.edu.au)

St George’s Hospital
Hospital: Belgrave Street, Kogarah, NSW 2217, Australia Tel: (02) 9350 1111 Fax: (02) 9350 3960. 
Clinical School : Clinical Sciences Building, Short Street, St George Hospital, Kogarah NSW 2217 Tel: (02) 9350 2992 Fax:  (02) 9350 3998 Web: www.stgcs.med.unsw.edu.au  e-mail: d.reid@unsw.edu.au

Prince of Wales Hospital 
Hospital: High Street, Randwick, Sydney NSW 2031, Australia Tel: (02) 9282 2222 Fax: (02) 9382 2033 
Clinical School: 1st Floor, Edmund Blacket Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick NSW 2031 Tel: (02) 9382 2645 Fax: (02) 9382 2650 Web: www.powcs.med.unsw.edu.au  e-mail: j.ryall@unsw.edu.au)

Sydney Children’s Hospital
High Street, Randwick 2031, Sydney, NSW, www.sch.edu.au
Clinical School: Same address Tel: (02) 9382 1799 Fax: (02) 9382 1401 Web: www.swch.med.unsw.edu.au e-mail: carolyn.green@unsw.edu.au)  

Royal Hospital for Women
Clinical School: Locked Bag 2000, Randwick NSW 2031 Tel: (02) 9382 6777, Fax: (02) 9382 6444 Web: www.swch.med.unsw.edu.au e-mail: v.hammond@unsw.edu.au

The Prince Henry Hospital
Anzac Parade, Little Bay 2036, Sydney, NSW,  Australia Tel: (02) 9382 5555 Fax: (02) 9382 5029

The Liverpool Hospital
Elizabeth Street, Liverpool 2173, Sydney, NSW,  Australia Tel: (02) 9828 3000 Fax: (02) 9828 3307 www.swsahs.nsw.gov.au/livtrauma/ (trauma dept)

Note the UNSW also has a: School of Rural Health (www.sorh.med.unsw.edu.au), Wagga Wagga Base Hospital (HQ), PO Box 5695 Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 Tel: (02) 6938 6586 Fax: (02) 6938 6587

HOSPITALS AND CLINICAL SCHOOLS  AFFILIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY:

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 
Hospital: Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney NSW 2050, Australia Tel: (02) 9515 6111 Fax: (02) 9515 6133.  www.cs.nsw.gov.au/rpa 
Clinical School: Central Clinical School, RPA same  address. E-mail: duriyev@gmp.usyd.edu.au 
 

The Royal North Shore Hospital www.nsh.nsw.gov.au/rnsh
Hospital: Pacific Highway St Leonard’s, North Sydney, NSW, Australia 2065 Tel: (02) 9226 7111 Fax: (02) 9926 7779
Clinical School: Northern Clinical School (which also uses Hornsbey, Maly, Mona Vale and Ryde Hospitals) Is at the RNSH, Same address as above Web: www.ncs.usyd.edu.au

Concord Hospital 
Hospital: Hospital Road Concord, Sydney, NSW 2005 www.cs.nsw.gov.au/concord 
Clinical School:  Concord Repatriation Hospital, Hospital Rd Concord NSW 2139 Web: www.concord.med.usyd.edu.au 

Westmead Hospital
Hawksbury Road, Westmead, Sydney 2145, NSW,  Australia Tel: (02) 9845 5555 www.westmead.nsw.gov.au
Clinical School: e-mail: sondrae@westgate.wh.usyd.edu.au 

Nepean Hospital, PO Box 63, Penrith 2751, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

The Children’s Hospital at Weastmead www.chw.edu.au  , Hawkesbury Road, Westmead 2145, Australia Tel: (02) 9845 0000 Fax: (02) 9845 3489 

Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital, Macquaire Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 9382 7111 Fax: (02) 9382 7320 

OTHER HOSPITALS IN NEW SOUTH WALES:

The only University outside Sydney in NSW is the 

University of Newcastle – The Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle, Medical Sciences Bldg Rm 613,  Callaghan NSW 2308 Phone: 02 4921 567 Fax: 02 4921 5071 www.newcastle.edu.au email: Health-Enquiries@newcastle.edu.au

John Hunter Hospital, Lookout Road, New Lambton, New South Wales Tel: (02) 4921 3000 fax: (02) 4921 3999 www.hunter.health.nsw.gov.au 
Royal Newcastle Hospital,
Pacific Street (PO Box 664J), Newcastle 2300, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 4923 6000 Fax: (02) 4923 6204.
Belmont District Hospital, Croudace Bay Road, Belmont NSW  2280 Telephone number: (02) 4923 2000   Fax number: (02) 4923 2106
Cessnock District Hospital, View Street (PO Box 154), Cessnock NSW  2325 Tel: (02) 4991 0555 Fax: (02) 4991 0563
Kurri Kurri District Hospital, Lang Street, Kurri Kurri NSW  2327 Tel: (02) 4936 3200 Fax: (02) 4936 3239
The Maitland Hospital, 550 - 560 High Street, Maitland NSW  2320 Tel: (02) 4939 2000 Fax: (02)  4939 2270
Muswellbrook District Hospital, Brentwood Street (PO Box 120), Muswellbrook NSW  2333 Tel: (02) 6542 2000 Fax: (02) 6542 2002
Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Edith Street, Waratah 2298, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 4291 1211 Fax: (02) 4960 2673
Manly Hospital, Darley Road, Manley, NSW 2095, Australia Tel: (02) 9977 9611 Fax: (02) 9977 8907.
Broken Hill Base Hospital, PO Box 457, 174 Thomas Street, Broken Hill 2880, NSW,  Australia Tel: (08) 8088 0333 Fax: (08) 8088 1715.
Wagga Base Hospital, 20 Docker Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650,  Australia.
Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital, Locked Bag No 2, Katoomba, NSW 2780, Australia.Manning Base Hospital, PO Box 35, Taree, NSW 2430,  Australia.

OTHER HOSPITALS:

Auburn Hospital, Norval Street, Auburn 2144, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 9563 9500 Fax: (02) 9563 9510.
Balmain Hospital, Booth Street, Balmain 2041, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 9395 2111 Fax: (02) 9395 2119.
Bankstown Hospital, Eldridge Road, Bankstown 2200, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 9722 8000 Fax: (02) 9722 8316.
Blacktown Hospital, Blacktown Road, Blacktown 2148, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 9830 8000. Fax: (02) 9830 8020.
Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury Road, Campsie 2194, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 9789 9111 Fax: (02) 9789 3450.
Gladesville Hospital, Victoria Road, Gladesville 2111, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 9477 9123
Fax: (02) 9477 2005.
Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital, Palmerston Road, Hornsby 2077, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 9477 9123 Fax: (02) 9477 2005.
Lismore Base Hospital, 60 Uralba Street, Lismore 2480, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 6621 8000 (02) 6621 708.
Orange Base Hospital, Sale Street, Orange 2800, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 6362 1411 Fax: (02) 6362 0306.
Royal Womens Hospital, 188 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 9382 6111 Fax: (02) 9382 6513.
Rozelle Hospital, Cnr Church and Glover Streets, Leichardt 2040, NSW, Australia Tel: (02) 9556 9100 Fax: (02) 9818 5712.
Sutherland Hospital, 430 Kingsway Street, Caringbah 2299, NSW,  Australia Tel: (02) 9540 7111 Fax: (02) 9540 7197.
Tamworth Base Hospital,
Dean Street, Tamworth 2340, NSW,  Australia Tel: (02) 6766 1722 Fax: (02) 6766 6638.

PRIVATE HOSPITALS:
Cape Hawke Community Private Hospital, Breckenridge Street, Forster 2428, NSW,  Australia Tel: 61 65 546077 Fax: 61 65 558750
www.midcoast.com.au/prof/medical/hosp/chcph.html
Mayo Private Hospital, Potoroo Drive, Taree 2430, NSW, Australia Tel: 6165 521466
Fax: 6165 626759 www.midcoast.com.au/prof/medical/hosp/mayo/mayo.html 
Sydney Adventist Hospital, 185 Fox Yalley Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076, Australia Tel: 61 2 9487 91 Fax: 61 2 9487 92 www.sah.org.au/sahwelc.htm (The South Pacific flagship of the Seventh-day Adventist healthcare system. This operates a 324 bed unit.)
The Hills Private Hospital, 499 Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills 2153, NSW,  Australia Tel: 639 3333 Fax: 639 5950 www.midcoast.com.au/prof/medical/hosp/hills.html

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

The NSW Institute of Forensic Medicine, 42–50 Parramatta Road, PO Box 90, Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia.

VICTORIA

Melbourne
There are two universities in Victoria, one in Melbourne, the other in Clayton (20km outside Melbourne).

University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Gratton Street, Parkville, VIC 3052 Tel: 03 9 344 5894 Fax: 03 9 347 7854  www.unimelb.edu.au This has three teaching hospitals.)

Monash University, The Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3168 Tel: 03 9 905 4318 Fax: 03 9 905 4302  (4145 beds) www.med.monash.edu.au

HOSPITALS IN MELBOURNE:

Royal Melbourne Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Parkville 3050, Melbourne, Australia Tel: (03) 9342 7031 Fax: (03) 9342 7802 www.mh.org.au 

St Vincent’s Hospital, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy 3065, Victoria, Australia Tel: (03) 8288 2211 Fax: (03) 9288 3399 www.svhm.org.au 

Royal Children’s Hospital (Affiliated with the Royal Women’s Hospital) (University of Melbourne) Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia Tel: (03) 9345 5522 (Switch) Fax: (03) 9345 5789 www.rch.unimelb.edu.au 

Royal Women’s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia Tel: (03) 9344 2000 Fax: (03) 9348 1840 www.rch.unimelb.edu.au 

Monash University, The Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia www.med.monash.edu.au  
The Alfred Hospital, PO Box 315, Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria 3181,  Australia Tel: (03) 9510 2000/2513 Fax: (03) 9276 2222.
Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria 3168,  Australia www.southernhealth.org.au/mmc 

HOSPITALS IN COUNTRYVICTORIA:

The Austin Hospital, Studley Road, Heidelberg 3081 Victoria, Australia Tel: (03) 9496 5000 Fax: (03) 9458 4779 
The Bendigo Hospital, Lucan Street, PO Box 126, Bendigo, Victoria 3550,  Australia
Warrnambool and District Base Hospital, Ryot Street, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia Tel: (03) 5564 1666 Fax: (03) 5564 9660.
Mornington Peninsula Hospital/ Frankston Community Hospital, 8–10 Hastings Road, Frankston, Victoria 3199,  Australia Tel: (03) 9783 6077.
Geelong Hospital, Geelong, Victoria,  Australia.

OTHER HOSPITALS IN VICTORIA:

Ballarat Base Hospital, Drummond Street, Ballarat 3350, Victoria, Australia Tel (03) 5320 4000
Fax: (03) 5333 1562.
Box Hill and District Hospital, Nelson Road, Box Hill 3128, Victoria, Australia Tel: (03) 9895 3333 Fax: (03) 9895 3176 
Caufield Hospital, 260 Kooyong Road, Caufield 3162, Victoria, Australia Tel (03) 9276 6000.
Dandenong and District Hospital, David Street, Dandenong 3175. Victoria, Australia
Tel: (03) 9791 6000 Fax: (03) 979 5709.
Fairfield Hospital, Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield 3078, Victoria, Australia Tel (03) 9345 5522.
Fax: (03) 9482 6572.
Frankston Community Hospital, 8–10 Hastings Road, Frankston, Victoria 3199,  Australia Tel: (03) 9783 6077.
Goulburn Valley Base Hospital, Shepparton, Victoria 3630, Australia.
Mildura Base Hospital, Thirteenth Street, Mildura 3500, Victoria, Australia Tel: (03) 5022 3333 Fax: (03) 5023 3470.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Clinic, 481 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia Tel: (03) 9641 5555.
Preston and Northcote Community Hospital, 205 Bell Street, Preston 3072, Australia Tel (03) 9285 2222 Fax: (03) 9487 2524.
Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, Banksia St West, Heidelberg 3081, Victoria, Australia Tel (03) 9496 2111 Fax: (03) 9862 3658.
St George’s Hospital, 283 Cotham Road, Kew, Victoria 3101, Australia Tel: (03) 9272 0444.
Tallangatta Hospital, Tallangatta, Victoria 3700, Australia.
The Melbourne Clinic, 130 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121, Australia Tel: (03) 9429 4688.
Wangaratta District Base Hospital, Green Street, Wangaratta 3677, Victoria, Australia Tel: (03) 5722 0111 Fax: (03) 5722 0105.
Western Hospital, Gordon Street, Footscray 3011, Victoria, Australia Tel (03) 9319 6666 Fax: (03) 9317 7815.
Wimmera Base Hospital, Baillie Street, Horsham 3400, Victoria, Australia Tel (03) 5381 911 Fax: (03) 5382 0829).

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine,
Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria,  Australia Tel: 03 9684 4444.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide

There are two universities in South Australia, both in Adelaide.

University of Adelaide, The Medical School,  Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5000 Tel: 08 8 303 5193 Fax: 08 8 303 3788 www.health.adelaide.edu.au (2179 beds)
Flinders University The School of Medicine, The Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, SA 5042, (or GPO 2100 SA 5001) Tel: 08 8 204 4160 Fax: 08 8 204 5845 www.flinders.edu.au (775 beds)

The Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace,  Adelaide 5000, South Australia Tel: (08) 8222 4000 Fax: (08) 8223 4761 www.rah.sa.gov.au 

Adelaide Women and Children’s Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide 5006, South Australia Tel: (08) 8204 7000 Fax: (08) 8239 0417 www.wch.sa.gov.au 

Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia 5042 Tel: 00618 204 5511 Fax: 00618 204 5450 www.flinders.sa.gov.au 

HOSPITALS OUTSIDE ADELAIDE:

Pika Wiya Health Service, PO Box 2021 Port Augusta 5700, South Australia.

OTHER HOSPITALS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA:

Mount Gambier Hospital Inc, Lake Terrace West, Mount Gambier 5290, South Australia
Tel (08) 8724 2211 Fax: (08) 8723 0008.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville Road, Woodville 5011, South Australia Tel: (08) 8222 6000 Fax: (08) 8222 6010.
Queen Victoria Hospital, 160 Fullerton Road, Rose Park 5067, South Australia Tel (08) 8332 4888 Fax: (08) 8333 9171.
Whyalla Hospital, Wood Terrace, Whyalla 5600, South Australia Tel (08) 8645 8300 Fax: (08) 8645 3007.

QUEENSLAND

Brisbane

The Medical School:

The University of Queensland Medical School, Herston Road, Herston, Brisbane QLD 4006 Tel: 07 3 365 5316  Fax: 07 3 365 5433  www.uq.edu.au To do your elective in Queensland you must apply to The Postgraduate Medical Education Foundation of Queensland Ltd, at the above address

The Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston Road, Herston 4006, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Tel: (07) 3253 8111 Fax: (07) 3857 4462  www.health.qld.gov.au/royal 

The Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane, Herston Road, Herston 4006, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Tel: (07) 3253 8111 Fax: (07) 3857 4462 www.rchf.org.au 

The Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane 4101, Queensland,  Australia Tel: (07) 3840 8111/8518 Fax: (07) 3840 3846/1548 www.mater.org.au 

Mater Children’s Hospital, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia (part of the Mater Misericordiae Hospitals).

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba 4102, Brisbane, Australia Tel: (07) 3240 2111/5346 Fax: (07) 3240 2420/5399 

MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS OUTSIDE BRISBANE:

Medical School:
James Cook University, School of Medicine, Townsville QLD 4811 Tel: 07 4 781 6232 Fax: 07 4 781 6986 www.jcu.edu.au - this is a new medical school and home to the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health

Townsville General Hospital, Eyre Street Townsville 4810, Queensland, Australia Tel: (07) 4781 9211 Fax: (07) 4772 1373
Gladstone Hospital, PO Box 299, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia.
Mackay Base Hospital
, Bridge Road, Mackay, Queensland Q4740, Australia
Gold Coast Hospital, 108 Nerang Street, Southport QLD 4215, Australia
Bundaberg Base Hospital, Bourbong Street, Bundaberg 4670, Queensland, Australia Tel: (07) 4152 0222 Fax: (07) 4173 1779.
Rockhampton Base Hospital, Canning Street, Rockhampton 4700, Queensland,  Australia Tel: (07)4931 6211.
Cairns Base Hospital, The Esplanade, Cairns, North Queensland, Australia.
Toowoomba Base Hospital, Private Mailbag No 2, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350,  Australia Tel: (076) 316 310 Fax: (076) 391 098.

OTHER HOSPITALS IN QUEENSLAND:

Ipswich Hospital, East Street, Ipswich 4305, Queensland, Australia Tel (07) 3810 1111 Fax: (07) 3812 1419.
Maryborough General Hospital, 185 Walker Street, Maryborough 4650, Queensland, Australia Tel: (07) 4123 8222 Fax: (07) 4123 1606.
Repatriation General Hospital, Newdegate Street, Greenslopes 4120, Queensland, Australia
Tel (07) 3394 7111 Fax: (07) 3394 7745.
Royal Women’s Hospital, Bowen Bridge Road, Herston 4006, Queensland, Australia Tel (07) 3253 8111 Fax: (07) 3857 4462.

PRIVATE HOSPITALS:

Greenslopes Private Hospital, Newdegate Street, Greenslopes, Queensland, Australia
Tel: 61 7 3394 7284 Fax: 61 7 3394 7789.
Park Haven Private Hospital, 9–13 Bayswater Road, Hyde Park, Queensland 4812, Locked Bag 913, TMC Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia Tel: 61 7 422 8822 Fax: 61 7 4721 3365. 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth

There is one University in Western Australia:

University of Western Australia, The School of Medicine, University of Western Australia, 1st Floor, N Block, Queen Elixabeth Medical Centre, Monash Avenue, Nedlands WA 6009 Tel: 08 9 346 3876 Fax: 08 9 346 2369 www.meddent.uwa.edu.au. Currently the elective fee is around A$250 (£125).

Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street/Box 2213, Perth 6000, WA Tel: (08) 9224 2244 Fax: (08) 92243511 www.rph.wa.gov.au  Its history traces back to the first colonial hospital in a tent on Garden Island in June 1829. Today, the 855-bed hospital seeing 67,000 admissions a year is on two separate sites, in Wellington Street in the City of Perth and at Shenton Park 8km away (Royal Perth Hospital, Selby Street, Shenton Park 6008 Tel: (08) 9224 2244 Fax (08) 9224 3511). 

Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital (Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre), Verdun Street, Nedlands 6009, Perth, Western Australia Tel: (08) 9346 3333 Fax: (08) 9389 2534 www.scgh.health.wa.gov.au 

Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital, Roberts Road, Subiaco 6009, Perth, Western Australia Tel: (08) 9340 8222 Fax: (08) 940 8111 www.pmh.wa.gov.au 

Fremantle General Hospital, Alma Street, Fremantle 6160, Perth, Western Australia. Tel: (08) 9431 3333.

OTHER HOSPITALS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

Armadale–Kelmscott Memorial Hospital, Albany Highway, Armadale 6112 WA Tel: 08 9391 2000.
Bentley Health Service, Bentley Hospital, Mills Street, Bentley 6102, WA Tel: 08 9334 3666.
Graylands Hospital, Brockway Road, Mt Claremount 6010, WA Tel: 08 9347 6600.
Hawthorn Hospital, 100 Flinders Street, Mt Hawthorn 6016, WA Tel: 08 9444 8166.
Joondalup Health Campus, Shenton Avenue, Joondalup 6027, WA. Tel: 08 9400 9400
Kalamunda District Community Hospital, Elizabeth Street, Kalamunda 6076, WA Tel: 08 9293 2122.
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Bagot Road, Subiaco 6008, WA Tel: 08 9340 2222.
La Salle Hospital, Eveline Road, Middle Swan 6056, WA Tel: 08 9347 5500.
Lemnos Hospital, Selby Street, Shenton Park 6008, WA Tel: 08 9382 0760.
Osbourne Park Hospital, Osbourne Place, Stirling 6021, WA Tel: 08 9346 8000.
Perth Dental Hospital, 196 Goderich, Perth 6000, WA Tel: 08 9220 5777.
Repatriation General Hospital, Hollywood, Monash Avenue, Nedlands 6009, WA Tel (08) 9346 6000 Fax: (08) 9386 3153.
Rockingham–Kwinana District Hospital, Elanora Drive, Rockingham 6168, WA Tel: 08 9527 2777
Royal Perth Rehabilitation Hospital, Selby Street, Shenton Park 6008, WA Tel: 08 9382 7171.
Swan District Hospital, Eveline Road, Middle Swan 6056, WA Tel: 08 9347 244.
Woodside Maternity Hospital, 18 Dalgety, Fremantle 6160, WA Tel: 08 9339 1788.
Wooroloo Hospital, Linley Valley Road, Wooroloo 6558, WA Tel: 08 9573 1228.

PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

Attadale Hospital, 21 Hislop Road, Attadale 6156, WA Tel: 08 9330 1000.
Bethesda Hospital Inc, 25 Queenslea Drive, Claremont 6010, WA Tel: 00618 9340 6300.
Bicton Hospital, 220 Preston Point Road, Bicton 6157, WA Tel: 08 9339 1133.
Colin Street Day Surgery, 51 Colin Street, West Perth 6005, WA Tel: 08 9321 4256.
Freemantle Kaleeya Hospital, Staton Road, East Fremantle 6158, WA Tel: 08 9339 1655.
Glengarry Hospital, 53 Arnisdale Road, Duncraig 6023, WA Tel: 08 9447 0111.
Gosnells Family Hospital, 2 Hamilton Court, Gosnells 6110, WA Tel: 08 9490 1333.
Hollywood Private Hospital, Monash Avenue, WA 6009, Perth, WA Tel: 00618 9346 6000.
Mercy Hospital, Thirlmere Road, Mt Lawley 6050, WA. 
Mount Hospital, 150 Mounts Bay Road, Perth 6000, WA Tel: 08 9480 1822.
Mount Lawley Private Hospital, 14 Alvan, Mount Lawley 6050, WA Tel: 08 9370 2500.
Niola Private Hospital, 61–69 Cambridge, Leederville 6007, WA Tel: 08 9380 1833.
Perth Surgicentre, 38 Ranelagh Cresent, South Perth 6151, WA. Tel: 08 9367 4322.
South Perth Community Hospital Inc, South Terrace, Como 6152, WA Tel: 08 9367 7966.
St John of God Hospital Murdoch, 100 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch 6150, WA. 
St John of God Hospital Subiaco, 175 Cambridge, Subiaco 6008, WA Tel: 08 9382 6111 Fax: 08 9381 7180.
Stirling Community Hospital, 32 Spencer Avenue, Yokine 6060, WA Tel: 08 9276 5244.
Undercliffe Hospital Complex, 20 Coogan Avenue, Greenmount 6056, WA Tel: 08 9294 1211.

USEFUL ADDRESSES:

Avon Health Service combining Northam Regional Hospital (a 40-bed unit) Robinson Street, Northam, WA 6401 Tel: (08) 96901300 Fax: (08) 96901319; York District Hospital (a 12-bed unit), Trews Road, York, WA 6302 Tel: (08)96411200
Fax: (08)96411706;  Avon Community Heath,  222 Fitzgerald Street, Northam, WA 6401 Tel: (08) 96225080 Fax: (08) 96222734 www.avon.net.au/~health 
Health Department of Western Australia, 189 Royal Street, East Perth, WA 6004.
The Government of Western Australia, European Office, 5th Floor, Australia Centre, Corner of Strand and Melbourne Place, London WC2B 4LG, UK Tel: 020 7240 2881 Fax: 020 7240 6637 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Darwin:
Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Casuarina 0810, NT, Australia Tel (08) 8922 8888 Fax: (08) 8920 8286 www.royaldarwinhospital.nt.gov.au 

Alice Springs Hospital, Gap Road/ PO Box 2234, Alice Springs 0870, NT,  Australia Tel: (08) 8951 7777 Fax: (08) 8952 2712. 

Tennant Creek Hospital, PO Box 346, Tennant Creek, NT 0861, Australia Tel: (08) 89 62 3132 Fax: (08) 89 62 4399.

OTHER HOSPITALS IN NORTHERN TERRITORY:

Katherine Hospital, Gorge Road, Katherine 0850, NT,  Australia Tel: (08) 8973 9211 Fax: (08) 8973 9375.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)

Canberra

The Canberra Clinical School, Canberra,  ACT Tel: (02) 6244 3649 Fax: (02) 6281 5616. www.canberrahospital.act.gov.au/education/clinical_school/clinsch.htm 

The Canberra Clinical School is affiliated with the University of Sydney and is a popular destination for elective students from Europe, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and Australia itself.

Elective students can attend a maximum limit of eight weeks (contact the University of Sydney). There is the University enrolment fee of $100 (£50) (covering insurance and other costs) and an administration fee of $300 (£150) for elective periods of up to four weeks, and $500 (£250) for elective periods of 4–8 weeks. These fees are payable to the Canberra Clinical School before arrival.

The Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran 2605, Canberra ACT Tel: (02) 6244 2930 Fax: (02) 6281 3935 www.canberrahospital.act.gov.au 

OTHER HOSPITALS IN ACT:

Calvary Public Hospital, Haydon Drive, Bruce, 2617,  ACT Tel (02) 6201 6111 Fax (02) 6252 9201.
Jindalee Nursing Home, Goyder Street, Narrabundah 2604, ACT Tel (02) 6295 5511 Fax: (02) 6239 6686

TASMANIA

Tasmania is a large island off the south coast of Australia. It offers some spectacular scenery and diving.

University of Tasmania The Faculty of Medicine, University of Tasmania, 43 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS 7000.(or GPO Box 252-71) Tel: 03 6 226 4860 Fax: 03 6 226 4816 www.healthsci.utas.edu.au/medschool/index.html

Hospitals in TASMANIA:

Douglas Parker Rehabilitation Centre, 31 Tower Road, Newtown, Hobart 7008, TAS Tel: (03) 6228 1801 Fax: (03) 6278 1373.
Launceston General Hospital, Charles Street, Launceston 7250, TAS Tel: (03) 6332 7111 Fax: (03) 6332 7018.
Queen Victoria Hospital (Maternity), Charles Street, Launceston 7250, TAS Tel : (03) 6337 2777 Fax (03) 6337 2729.
The Royal Hobart Hospital (General), 48 Liverpool Street, Hobart 7000, TAS Tel: (03) 6222 8308 Fax: (03) 6231 2043.

THE TORRES STRAITS

Torres Straits are a group of over 70 islands just north of Cape Horn, Queensland, Australia. It is not a common elective destination, principally because of difficulty in finding information and its remote location. This article aims to give some details of formal organisations on the islands. 

Torres Straits has two hospitals and a number of primary healthcare facilities. 

The Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Health Service District is run from Thursday Island Hospital, Douglas Street, PO Box 391, Thursday Island, Queensland 4875 (Tel: 07 4069 0200 (for the health service), 07 4069 1109 (for the hospital), Fax: +61 7 4069 1603). This is the main hospital for the region, and it has 36 beds (a 30 bed general ward which contains two high dependency and four paediatric beds). There is also an eight bed maternity unit and an accident and emergency department, all of which cater for the needs of the residents of Thursday Island and the Outer Islands of the Torres Straits (population about 8500.) The medical superintendent is Dr Peter Holt. There is an operating suite and emergency, general medical, and maternity services. Specialist services that are present include diabetes, paediatrics, adult mental health, and surgery. There are a number of visiting specialties such as ophthalmology, vascular surgery, and gynaecology

Thursday Island also has the area's main primary healthcare centre: Thursday Island Primary Health Care Centre, Douglas Street, PO Box 624, Thursday Island, Queensland 4875 (Tel: 07 4069 0400, Fax: 07 4069 2045). The director is Mr Poi Pensio, and the medical superintendent is Dr Wendy Mackay. A number of other much smaller primary healthcare centres can be found on the other islands (see map). Contact Thursday Island Primary Health Care Centre for details on visiting the smaller units.

The second hospital for the region is Bamaga Hospital, Sagaukaz Street, Queensland 4876 (Tel: 0 7 40 693 166, Fax: 07 40 693 314). This is a new 14 bed hospital providing general medical, emergency, maternity, and paediatric care. The medical superintendent is Dr John Cleary.

The main referral hospitals for these regions are: Cairns (850 km), Townsville (1200 km), and the Royal Brisbane (2900 km). If you are thinking of visiting these islands for an elective, but don't want to spend your entire time there, it may well be worth arranging an elective at one of these referral hospitals and organising a trip with a team that do visiting clinics.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

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