56 Wicks St, Cunnamulla, QLD, 4490, AUSTRALIA

26-28 John Street, Cunnamulla, QLD, 4490, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic & Hospital

The Cunnamulla Primary Health Clinic (PHC) is a partnership between the Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health and Queensland Health. The centre promotes, maintains and improves the health and wellbeing of all people in South Western Queensland.  There are 2 general practitioners who are responsible for care of inpatients and outpatients of the Hospital, with the majority of their time spent at the PHC.

Cunnamulla Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, accident and emergency, haemodialysis, palliative care, along with visiting specialists including, flying surgeons and obstetric/gynaecology and ophthalmology.

It is a 20 bed hospital.

About Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in a true outback experience. Locals reckon that in their town, the handshake’s stronger and the smile lasts longer. Perhaps that’s why Slim Dusty’s ‘Cunnamulla fella’ has become the epitome of bush folk and the bronze statue of him in the main street immortalises the larrikin in all Australians as he sits on his swag enjoying the moment. While wool growing and beef production are still the main industries, the new kids on the block are irrigated table grape farming, organic wheat and organic lamb production.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Activities on the Warrego River
  • Visit a working station
  • Currawinya National Park
  • Lake Bindegolly
  • Cunnamulla Fella Festival - August
  • Sand dune surfing
  • Camping at Charlotte Plains Station


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 807km (9h drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Fly, Train

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (onsite at hospital, 800m to clinic)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for travel between placement and accommodation and exploring the region


One of the best placements I’ve ever been on. The rural community was very hospitable and kind, and the preceptors were fantastic educators with many years of experience and stories.

Had a great time. Was a bit of a struggle for assessment with locum doctors every few weeks but I felt well supported.