58 Middle St, Chinchilla, QLD, 4413, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic

Chinchilla Medical Practice is committed to providing the highest quality services and facilities to the local community. Their services include prevention and wellness, general health, skin cancer procedures and immunisations.

Opportunities for Students

Students may also spend time at Chinchilla Health Service.

About Chinchilla

Chinchilla has seen significant growth in recent times thanks to the mining boom (coal and gas), which saw many infrastructure upgrades. Beyond the mining boom the town is a middle-sized service town for the surrounding agricultural district, famous for its biannual watermelon festival, which attracts over 14,000 visitors for the weekend of events every second February.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Chinchilla Weir
  • Chinchilla Watermelon Festival - biannually in February
  • Charleys Creek Walk


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 291km (4h drive time)

Transport Options: Drive

Accommodation Type: Shared student accommodation (2.5km to practice)

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

Tips from previous students

  • Be a people person, cause the locals appreciate that - there's local sport to watch and events around the place.
  • The Medical Centre has a trivia team that competes on Thursday nights.  Get into that.


Lots of different experiences (GP, hospital, ambulance etc) being able to interview patients on my own.

It was great. I highly recommend future students throw themselves into the community.