91 Coulson St, Blackbutt, QLD, 4306, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic

Blackbutt Medical Centre aims to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness. They have reimagined modern general practice in the rural setting by getting back to the basics of exemplary care in a relaxed, comfortable, helpful and friendly family setting and are committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to all patients.

Opportunities for Students

  • Participate in formally assessing patients with chronic and complex diseases including diabetes, medical assessments
  • Experience various procedural skills including skin excisions, venepuncture, immunisations and wound care

About Blackbutt

Located on the Blackbutt Range, Blackbutt is the eastern gate to the South Burnett. It is a quiet, prosperous town which attracts a wide variety of people including bushwalkers, campers, artists and 4WD enthusiasts. The rich soils around it support many rural industries including pine plantations, horticultural farms, avocado and olive tree farming, flower growing and grazing.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Local walks
  • The bakery
  • Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
  • Blackbutt Avocado Festival - September
  • Benarkin State Forest


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 155km (2h drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Train

Accommodation Type: Practice House (500m to practice)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for exploring the region


Blackbutt Medical Centre is full of amazing people who created a friendly, welcoming environment where I felt my opinion and learning were important.

The nurse and other staff members were very helpful and encouraging during my placement. The doctor was helpful in ensuring all my assessments are completed on time.

The preceptor, other teaching doctors and all nursing staff were incredible, friendly and helpful with both our learning and living here. The town itself and its people are also lovely. I found I was able to hone a lot of basic skills with the practice nurse.