38 William St, Beaudesert, QLD, 4285, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic

Beaudesert Family Practice is a family based practice dedicated to prevention medicine. Their services include; Skin clinic, Children’s Health, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Occupational Health, Health Assessments and Travel Health, as well as an onsite dietician and psychologist.

About Beaudesert

As the gateway to the Scenic Rim Region, Beaudesert has spectacular scenery. It has seen modest growth in recent years, with a number of new residential developments.  For what this quaint country town lacks in traditional tourism attractions, it more than makes up for in its authentic rural experiences.  There's also burgeoning vineyards and boutique accommodation ideal for romantic escapes. Nestled among national parks and rainforests, some of which are World Heritage listed, bushwalk around nearby Mt Tamborine, Mt Lindesay, Mt Barney, Mt Ernest, Mt May and Mt Maroon.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Beaudesert Marketfest - first Saturday of the month
  • Bushwalking
  • Towri Sheep Cheeses
  • Kooralbyn Lookout
  • Scenic Rim Trail


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 70km (1h drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive

Accommodation Type: Shared accommodation (1km to practice)

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

Tips from previous students

  • While Beaudesert is close enough to the southern suburbs of Brisbane, it saves a tremendous amount of time to accept the homestay option rather than travelling everyday.


I would just like to commend the staff at Beaudesert Family practice and especially my preceptor for their teaching in this rotation.  They really welcomed me into their workplace and helped my learning immensely.  The doctor is an excellent preceptor who really involved me in work, explained important concepts well and answered all my questions patiently.  I could not have asked for a better preceptor.

My preceptor was very welcoming and I always looked forward going into the practice each day. I had the opportunity to see patients independently, write referrals, perform procedures and assist nursing staff. It was a great learning experience. Got to see the management of many chronic cases and do some procedures.

Wonderful team to work with. Loads of hands on and theoretical experience. The preceptor is an excellent teacher and all of the GPs and staff at BFP are extremely good at accepting and supporting students.