3 Ashby Ln, Childers, QLD, 4660, AUSTRALIA

44 Broadhurst St, Childers, QLD, 4660, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic and Hospital

Childers Doctors Surgery is a quality healthcare facility with a caring atmosphere. Services offered include skin checks, minor surgery, women’s health, antenatal care and cancer screening.

Childers Multi-Purpose Health Service offers emergency services, paediatrics, general medicine & outpatients and various clinics and allied health services. 

It is a 16 bed community multi-purpose health facility.

Opportunities for students

  • Students will split their time between Childers Doctors Surgery and Childers Multipurpose Health Service

About Childers

Childers successfully combines tourism - the town has a wealth of historic buildings - with a surrounding agriculture of sugar cane, avocadoes and macadamia nuts, making it a key stop on the Pacific Highway east coast drive.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Mamino's Gourmet Ice Cream
  • Childers’ wineries pay homage to the areas’ past with traditional Sicilian-made wine
  • Snakes Down Under Reptile Park & Zoo
  • Catch a movie or event at the Paragon Theatre


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 309km (3h 45m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Train

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (onsite at hospital; 1km to surgery)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for exploring the region


One preceptor is a standout doctor, very impressive medical knowledge and team membership skills. The other preceptor has been a very enthusiastic teacher and is constantly pushing for me to do more which has been terrific.

My main preceptor has been very helpful and supportive during my time here, and has encouraged me to be confident but also humble in my learning. He is passionate about his work and cares for his patients, as well as makes the time for medical students and teaching. 

It was lovely. Good teaching and good practical experience. It was interesting to see the limits of investigations and the weighing of options of risks/benefits of transferring to larger centres for more completely investigation options.