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Gold Coast district

GP training in Gold Coast district

Gold Coast district (featured image)
Gold Coast district (featured image)

The Gold Coast district is a popular location to train as a GP.

The area spans 70 km of pristine coastline from South Stradbroke Island to Coolangatta, and stretches west across the hinterland to the quaint, down-to-earth townships of Canungra and Beaudesert. The Gold Coast is one of our four training districts and corresponds with the Gold Coast Primary Healthcare Network. It crosses zones three and four, which means there are limitations on which of our registrars can train in this area. You can find out more about this in the applicant section of this site.

I don’t think I could ever get bored as a GP. It is such an amazing challenge to constantly see new patients with such varied presentations and complaints.

Krystyna de Lange, GPTQ Registrar and Registrar Liaison Officer

About Gold Coast district

The Gold Coast’s beach towns offer a great lifestyle, from sun, surf and sand to a lively nightlife. The spectacular Gold Coast hinterland is a 30 minute drive from the coast. It has sprawling rainforests, rolling farmland, charming villages, and wineries. You’re also close to theme parks and plenty of other tourist attractions.

Training practices

There are 38 accredited practices in the region offering a range of special interests and education opportunities. The major hospitals servicing the district are Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital, which both fall under the umbrella of Gold Coast Health.

Primary health network

The Gold Coast district’s PHN, which goes by the name of Healthy GC, is implementing strategies based on the Australian Government’s six key priorities for targeted work: mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population health, health workforce, eHealth and aged care.

Healthy GC’s specific aims include reducing preventable hospitalisations, improving rates of childhood immunisation, increasing screening rates for breast, bowel and cervical cancer, and improving access to mental health services. Find out more at www.healthygc.com.au

Medical educators

Registrars receive most of their training in practice under the guidance of a GP supervisor. There are also two medical educators in the Gold Coast district who mentor our registrars during their training: Dr Jon Linnet and Dr Chris Briggs.

Gold Coast district staff contacts

District Medical Education Coordinator
Dr John De Vries
Email: jdevries@gptq.qld.edu.au

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

District Supervisor Liaison Officer
Dr Andrew Weissenberger
Email: aweissenberger@gptq.qld.edu.au

Towns in this region

Town Zone RA Classifications
Arundel 4 1
Ashmore 4 1
Benowa 4 1
Biggera Waters 4 1
Broadbeach 4 1
Bundall 4 1
Burleigh Heads 4 1
Burleigh Waters 4 1
Canungra 3 2
Coolangatta 4 1
Currumbin Waters 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Eagle Heights 3 2
Helensvale 4 1
Hope Island 4 1
Labrador 4 1
Merrimac 4 1
Miami 4 1
Mudgeeraba 4 1
Nerang 4 1
Ormeau 4 1
Oxenford 4 1
Pacific Pines 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Palm Beach 4 1
Parkwood 4 1
Reedy Creek 4 1
Robina 4 1
Runaway Bay 4 1
Southport 4 1
Tamborine Mountain 3 2
Tugun 4 1
Upper Coomera 4 1
Varsity Lakes 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Arundel 4 1
Ashmore 4 1
Benowa 4 1
Biggera Waters 4 1
Broadbeach 4 1
Bundall 4 1
Burleigh Heads 4 1
Burleigh Waters 4 1
Canungra 3 2
Coolangatta 4 1
Currumbin Waters 4 1
Eagle Heights 3 2
Helensvale 4 1
Hope Island 4 1
Labrador 4 1
Merrimac 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Miami 4 1
Mudgeeraba 4 1
Nerang 4 1
Ormeau 4 1
Oxenford 4 1
Pacific Pines 4 1
Palm Beach 4 1
Parkwood 4 1
Reedy Creek 4 1
Robina 4 1
Runaway Bay 4 1
Southport 4 1
Tamborine Mountain 3 2
Tugun 4 1
Upper Coomera 4 1
Varsity Lakes 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Arundel 4 1
Ashmore 4 1
Benowa 4 1
Biggera Waters 4 1
Broadbeach 4 1
Bundall 4 1
Burleigh Heads 4 1
Burleigh Waters 4 1
Canungra 3 2
Coolangatta 4 1
Currumbin Waters 4 1
Eagle Heights 3 2
Helensvale 4 1
Hope Island 4 1
Labrador 4 1
Merrimac 4 1
Miami 4 1
Mudgeeraba 4 1
Nerang 4 1
Ormeau 4 1
Oxenford 4 1
Pacific Pines 4 1
Palm Beach 4 1
Parkwood 4 1
Reedy Creek 4 1
Robina 4 1
Runaway Bay 4 1
Southport 4 1
Tamborine Mountain 3 2
Tugun 4 1
Upper Coomera 4 1
Varsity Lakes 4 1

Arundel

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Ashmore

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Benowa

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Biggera Waters

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Broadbeach

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Bundall

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Burleigh Heads

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Burleigh Waters

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Canungra

Zone: 3
RA: 2

Coolangatta

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Currumbin Waters

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Eagle Heights

Zone: 3
RA: 2

Helensvale

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Hope Island

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Labrador

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Merrimac

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Miami

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Mudgeeraba

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Nerang

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Ormeau

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Oxenford

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Pacific Pines

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Palm Beach

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Parkwood

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Reedy Creek

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Robina

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Runaway Bay

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Southport

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Tamborine Mountain

Zone: 3
RA: 2

Tugun

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Upper Coomera

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Varsity Lakes

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Arundel

Ashmore

Benowa

Biggera Waters

Broadbeach

Bundall

Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Waters

Canungra

Coolangatta

Currumbin Waters

Eagle Heights

Helensvale

Hope Island

Labrador

Merrimac

Miami

Mudgeeraba

Nerang

Ormeau

Oxenford

Pacific Pines

Palm Beach

Parkwood

Reedy Creek

Robina

Runaway Bay

Southport

Tamborine Mountain

Tugun

Upper Coomera

Varsity Lakes