47 William St, Beaudesert, QLD, 4285, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic

Beaudesert Medical Centre aim to provide a traditional family general practitioner service. In 2009, they expanded to become a ‘one-stop-shop’, providing onsite space for other long term providers (pharmacy, pathology, optometry and dentist).

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 (850m 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.


Great placement experience. I already was interested in primary care but this placement definitely solidified my understanding of general practice in a regional setting and has given me enthusiasm to keep taking opportunities to work in regional/rural and remote primary care. The preceptor, nurses, registrar and other doctors all had input into my learning and I felt part of the community of healthcare workers, contributing to patients care, Brilliant! 

Very nice placement - particularly liked relaxed attitude to allowing me to perform procedural skills, for example IM/SC injections, Local anaesthetics, excisions, suturing (wouldn't often happen in metro settings). the preceptor is a very strong example of how medicine should be practised.

The preceptor was very educational, I feel like I've gained valuable outpatient diagnostic and management skills (which differed more than I expected from what I had gained in a hospital setting). Very good with patients and his manner is something that I want to have as a doctor