189a Landsborough Highway St, Blackall, QLD, 4472, AUSTRALIA

Shamrock St, Blackall, QLD, 4472, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: Hospital and GP Clinic

Blackall General Practice has a long history of providing primary health care services to Blackall and its surrounding communities. Services offered include health assessments, management and care plans, family planning and women’s health, skin checks, excisions and cryotherapy, minor surgery, specialist telehealth consultations and much more.

The Blackall Hospital provides emergency, inpatient, outpatient, pharmacy and X-ray services and is supported by visiting allied health, primary health, mental health and specialist clinics.

It is an 18 bed hospital.

Opportunities for Students

Students will split their time between Blackall General Practice and Blackall Hospital.

About Blackall

Positioned to support Central Queensland’s prominent sheep and cattle industries, Blackall has a strong community focus and offers a quiet and relaxed outback lifestyle ideal for those who want to experience a close knit community. Nestled on the banks of the mighty Barcoo, Blackall’s friendly locals always give visitors a warm welcome.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Idalia National Park


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 963km (10h 45m drive time)

Transport Options: Drive

Accommodation Type: Shared student accommodation (2.6km to hospital)

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


The preceptors were great - they really pushed me to do things and took the time to teach me. I think this has helped me to learn so much more.  They were always interested in how I was going and provided me with feedback.

Loved the experience. Would highly recommend Blackall to anyone else. I’m actually looking forward to going back!

Small town allowed a lot of hands on experience and skills practice under guidance of my skilled preceptor.