45 Herbert St, Allora, QLD, 4362, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic

Allora Medical Practice serves the local community for all of their general practice needs. It is a busy rural practice focusing on the aging population and chronic disease management, the practice is very community focused. They look after 2 x 40 bed nursing homes and operate a small clinic at Killarney. With a wide catchment area, they have approximately 4000 patients on their books.

Opportunities for Students

  • Nursing home visits
  • Visits to allied health professionals

About Allora

Known as ‘The Best Little Town on the Downs’, Allora is located in the Southern Downs region between Warwick and Toowoomba. It is a genuinely charming and interesting small, rural settlement with a large number of well preserved historic buildings.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Mary Poppins House
  • The Sunflower Route
  • Glengallan Homestead
  • Allora Show - February


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 160km (2h drive time)

Transport Options: Drive

Accommodation Type: Shared student accommodation in Warwick (20min drive from Warwick)

Transport required for placement: Yes - for travel between placement and accommodation

Tips from previous students

  • The nurses at the practice were very knowledgeable and gave me many great tips and pointers on how to be proficient at procedural skills. 


I enjoyed my time in my placement! My preceptor was very knowledgeable in rural health and considers the patients social circumstances as well during her management. This lead me appreciate that a patient is a person and not just a walking body with a disease.

I had an excellent time learning rural medicine in Allora Medical Practice. I refined a lot of my skills in taking patient histories, examinations, ordering Ix and writing management plans. This was very well supported by the experienced nurses and the doctors at the practice. Overall, there was a wealth of patient experiences to learn from as the patient base in Allora Medical Practice is very varied from infants to those in their 90s+. They were very invested in my experience as a student.