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Brisbane South district

GP training in Brisbane South district

Brisbane South district (featured image)
Brisbane South district (featured image)

From the heart of bustling Brisbane to the laid-back beaches of ‘Straddie’, this district offers great lifestyle and training options.

Brisbane South is one of our four training districts for GP registrars, corresponding with the Brisbane South Primary Health Network. The area covers Brisbane’s suburbs south of the Brisbane River, from North Stradbroke Island across to Ipswich. Brisbane South spreads into our zones three and four. It’s a popular training location for GP registrars, with limited placements available.

It’s good to live in a community where people get to know you. People look after each other and look out for each other. Patients become your friends, friends become your patients. Living and working in the same rural community, you develop an identity.

Dr Michael Rice, GP Supervisor at Beaudesert

About Brisbane South district

South Brisbane is home to The Gabba, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Queensland Museum and Science Centre.

The Kangaroo Point cliffs, nestled alongside the river’s edge, are home to the Nunukul Yuggera tribe, whose members gather at the base of the cliffs and tell stories of the Dreamtime through song and dance. No matter what time of day, the vista across the river, the city, and off towards the mountains makes the cliffs feel like an oasis. From picnicking to abseiling, the cliffs are a beautiful place to escape the city life for a moment.

If you’re looking for a change from the ordinary, try living in the Redlands, a cluster of mainland and island communities along the coast of Moreton Bay from Brisbane to Logan. For a community tucked right in beside the city, the relaxed lifestyle is surprisingly different. The sleepy fishing villages of North Stradbroke Island are a particularly popular destination, where you can camp on the beach.

Primary health network

The Brisbane South PHN has rolled out many targeted programs in the region, including initiatives aimed to improve refugee health, Indigenous health, mental health, aged care, child health, maternal health, chronic disease management and maternal health. The PHN is also focusing on improving after-hours care for vulnerable communities and increasing immunisation rates. Find out more about the PHN here: www.bsphn.org.au

Training practices

The list of practices and hospitals servicing the area is extensive. There are 120 accredited practices supported by nine hospitals: Greenslopes Private Hospital, Ipswich Hospital, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Logan Hospital, Mater Adult Hospital, Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, and Redland Hospital.

Medical educators

There are eight medical educators in the Brisbane South district who mentor our registrars during their training: Dr Amelia Duhs, Dr Cathy Lee, Dr Sarah Kay, Dr Matt Masel, Dr Marie-Louise Dick, Dr Brendan Triggs, Dr Belinda Glasson and Dr Kate Fawcett. Registrars receive most of their training in practice under the guidance of a GP supervisor.

Brisbane South district staff contacts

District Medical Education Coordinator
Dr Scott Preston
Email: spreston@gptq.qld.edu.au

District Administration Officer
Ms Jayne Kirchheiner
Email: jkirchheiner@gptq.qld.edu.au

District Supervisor Liaison Officer
Dr Bruce Willett
Email: bwillett@gptq.qld.edu.au

Towns in this region

Town Zone RA Classifications
Acacia Ridge 4 1
Alexandra Hills 4 1
Algester 4 1
Annerley 4 1
Archerfield 4 1
Beenleigh 4 1
Bethania 4 1
Birkdale 4 1
Boronia Park 4 1
Brookwater 4 1
Browns Plains 4 1
Bulimba 4 1
Buranda 4 1
Calamvale 4 1
Camp Hill 4 1
Capalaba 4 1
Carina 4 1
Carindale 4 1
Cleveland 4 1
Coorparoo 4 1
Crestmead 4 1
Dunwich 3 3
Durack 4 1
East Brisbane 4 1
Eight Mile Plains 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Flinders View 4 1
Forest Lake 4 1
Goodna 4 1
Graceville 4 1
Greenbank 4 1
Greenslopes 4 1
Gumdale 4 1
Heritage Park 4 1
Highgate Hill 4 1
Hillcrest 4 1
Inala 4 1
Ipswich 4 1
Jamboree Heights 4 1
Jimboomba 4 1
Jindalee 4 1
Karalee 4 1
Karana Downs 4 1
Kingston 4 1
Lakeside 4 1
Logan Central 4 1
Loganholme 4 1
Loganlea 4 1
Manly 4 1
Manly West 4 1
Marsden 4 1
Meadowbrook 4 1
Mt Gravatt 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Mt Warren Park 4 1
Oxley 4 1
Point Lookout 4 4
Rochedale 4 1
Salisbury 4 1
Shailer Park 4 1
Sinnamon Park 4 1
Springfield 4 1
Springwood 4 1
Stones Corner 4 1
Stradbroke Island 3 3
Sunnybank Hills 4 1
Thornlands 4 1
Underwood 4 1
Victoria Point 4 1
Waterford 4 1
Waterford Village 4 1
Wellers Hill 4 1
Wellington Point 4 1
West End 4 1
Wishart 4 1
Woodridge 4 1
Woolloongabba 4 1
Wynnum 4 1
Wynnum Manly 4 1
Wynnum West 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Acacia Ridge 4 1
Alexandra Hills 4 1
Algester 4 1
Annerley 4 1
Archerfield 4 1
Beenleigh 4 1
Bethania 4 1
Birkdale 4 1
Boronia Park 4 1
Brookwater 4 1
Browns Plains 4 1
Bulimba 4 1
Buranda 4 1
Calamvale 4 1
Camp Hill 4 1
Capalaba 4 1
Carina 4 1
Carindale 4 1
Cleveland 4 1
Coorparoo 4 1
Crestmead 4 1
Dunwich 3 3
Durack 4 1
East Brisbane 4 1
Eight Mile Plains 4 1
Flinders View 4 1
Forest Lake 4 1
Goodna 4 1
Graceville 4 1
Greenbank 4 1
Greenslopes 4 1
Gumdale 4 1
Heritage Park 4 1
Highgate Hill 4 1
Hillcrest 4 1
Inala 4 1
Ipswich 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Jamboree Heights 4 1
Jimboomba 4 1
Jindalee 4 1
Karalee 4 1
Karana Downs 4 1
Kingston 4 1
Lakeside 4 1
Logan Central 4 1
Loganholme 4 1
Loganlea 4 1
Manly 4 1
Manly West 4 1
Marsden 4 1
Meadowbrook 4 1
Mt Gravatt 4 1
Mt Warren Park 4 1
Oxley 4 1
Point Lookout 4 4
Rochedale 4 1
Salisbury 4 1
Shailer Park 4 1
Sinnamon Park 4 1
Springfield 4 1
Springwood 4 1
Stones Corner 4 1
Stradbroke Island 3 3
Sunnybank Hills 4 1
Thornlands 4 1
Underwood 4 1
Victoria Point 4 1
Waterford 4 1
Waterford Village 4 1
Wellers Hill 4 1
Wellington Point 4 1
West End 4 1
Wishart 4 1
Woodridge 4 1
Woolloongabba 4 1
Wynnum 4 1
Wynnum Manly 4 1
Wynnum West 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Acacia Ridge 4 1
Alexandra Hills 4 1
Algester 4 1
Annerley 4 1
Archerfield 4 1
Beenleigh 4 1
Bethania 4 1
Birkdale 4 1
Boronia Park 4 1
Brookwater 4 1
Browns Plains 4 1
Bulimba 4 1
Buranda 4 1
Calamvale 4 1
Camp Hill 4 1
Capalaba 4 1
Carina 4 1
Carindale 4 1
Cleveland 4 1
Coorparoo 4 1
Crestmead 4 1
Dunwich 3 3
Durack 4 1
East Brisbane 4 1
Eight Mile Plains 4 1
Flinders View 4 1
Forest Lake 4 1
Goodna 4 1
Graceville 4 1
Greenbank 4 1
Greenslopes 4 1
Gumdale 4 1
Heritage Park 4 1
Highgate Hill 4 1
Hillcrest 4 1
Inala 4 1
Ipswich 4 1
Jamboree Heights 4 1
Jimboomba 4 1
Jindalee 4 1
Karalee 4 1
Karana Downs 4 1
Kingston 4 1
Lakeside 4 1
Logan Central 4 1
Loganholme 4 1
Loganlea 4 1
Manly 4 1
Manly West 4 1
Marsden 4 1
Meadowbrook 4 1
Mt Gravatt 4 1
Mt Warren Park 4 1
Oxley 4 1
Point Lookout 4 4
Rochedale 4 1
Salisbury 4 1
Shailer Park 4 1
Sinnamon Park 4 1
Springfield 4 1
Springwood 4 1
Stones Corner 4 1
Stradbroke Island 3 3
Sunnybank Hills 4 1
Thornlands 4 1
Underwood 4 1
Victoria Point 4 1
Waterford 4 1
Waterford Village 4 1
Wellers Hill 4 1
Wellington Point 4 1
West End 4 1
Wishart 4 1
Woodridge 4 1
Woolloongabba 4 1
Wynnum 4 1
Wynnum Manly 4 1
Wynnum West 4 1

Acacia Ridge

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Alexandra Hills

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Algester

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Annerley

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Archerfield

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Beenleigh

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Bethania

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Birkdale

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Boronia Park

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Brookwater

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Browns Plains

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Bulimba

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Buranda

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Calamvale

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Camp Hill

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Capalaba

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Carina

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Carindale

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Cleveland

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Coorparoo

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Crestmead

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Dunwich

Zone: 3
RA: 3

Durack

Zone: 4
RA: 1

East Brisbane

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Eight Mile Plains

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Flinders View

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Forest Lake

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Goodna

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Graceville

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Greenbank

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Greenslopes

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Gumdale

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Heritage Park

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Highgate Hill

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Hillcrest

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Inala

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Ipswich

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Jamboree Heights

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Jimboomba

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Jindalee

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Karalee

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Karana Downs

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Kingston

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Lakeside

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Logan Central

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Loganholme

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Loganlea

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Manly

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Manly West

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Marsden

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Meadowbrook

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Mt Gravatt

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Mt Warren Park

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Oxley

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Point Lookout

Zone: 4
RA: 4

Rochedale

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Salisbury

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Shailer Park

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Sinnamon Park

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Springfield

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Springwood

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Stones Corner

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Stradbroke Island

Zone: 3
RA: 3

Sunnybank Hills

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Thornlands

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Underwood

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Victoria Point

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Waterford

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Waterford Village

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Wellers Hill

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Wellington Point

Zone: 4
RA: 1

West End

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Wishart

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Woodridge

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Woolloongabba

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Wynnum

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Wynnum Manly

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Wynnum West

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Acacia Ridge

Alexandra Hills

Algester

Annerley

Archerfield

Beenleigh

Bethania

Birkdale

Boronia Park

Brookwater

Browns Plains

Bulimba

Buranda

Calamvale

Camp Hill

Capalaba

Carina

Carindale

Cleveland

Coorparoo

Crestmead

Dunwich

Durack

East Brisbane

Eight Mile Plains

Flinders View

Forest Lake

Goodna

Graceville

Greenbank

Greenslopes

Gumdale

Heritage Park

Highgate Hill

Hillcrest

Inala

Ipswich

Jamboree Heights

Jimboomba

Jindalee

Karalee

Karana Downs

Kingston

Lakeside

Logan Central

Loganholme

Loganlea

Manly

Manly West

Marsden

Meadowbrook

Mt Gravatt

Mt Warren Park

Oxley

Point Lookout

Rochedale

Salisbury

Shailer Park

Sinnamon Park

Springfield

Springwood

Stones Corner

Stradbroke Island

Sunnybank Hills

Thornlands

Underwood

Victoria Point

Waterford

Waterford Village

Wellers Hill

Wellington Point

West End

Wishart

Woodridge

Woolloongabba

Wynnum

Wynnum Manly

Wynnum West