166 Youngman St, Kingaroy, QLD, 4610, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: Hospital

Services at Kingaroy Hospital include accident and emergency, general wards, surgical and maternity. Visiting specialist services include obstetrician and gynaecologist (fortnightly), cardiology, surgical clinics and mental health. 

It is a 49 bed hospital.

Opportunities for Students

  • Students will have the opportunity to attend teaching & training sessions with RMEA

About Kingaroy

Kingaroy has always been a rich agricultural area and is probably best known as Australia’s peanut and navy bean capital. But since the early 1990s it has also become home to a vigorous wine industry which is already the largest in the State in terms of production. Kingaroy’s population is expected to double over the coming decades as a steadily growing population take advantage of the area’s great rural lifestyle, with its proximity to Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast, and rapidly expanding opportunities.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
  • The Peanut Van
  • Kingsley Grove Estate Annual Grape Stomp - February
  • Kingaroy Baconfest - August
  • Bunya Mountains
  • Coomba Falls
  • South Burnett Wine Trail


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 212km (2h 50m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Train

Accommodation Type: Shared student accommodation (onsite)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - hospital is 1.6km to CBD

Tips from previous students

  • I enjoyed being able to get to know the Griffith students through the friendly coordinator and being included in their learning opportunities.
  • Go to markets 
  • Head to the local bar/pub - meet surprising number of people you actually know; good to get to know people outside of context of medical school 
  • Try the local eateries and cafes - stunning variety of food.


Kingaroy Hospital provided an excellent and extremely well-organised clinical experience. I very much appreciated the opportunity to experience a wide array of the services within the hospital, including the medical & surgical ward, maternity services and the emergency department. This placement was challenging in that I was given a level of independence that had not been offered at my previous placements. However, at all times I felt supported by my preceptors in coping with these challenges.

The doctors were great at getting us involved and were always happy to teach and provide opportunities. The vast majority of the nursing staff were very lovely and helped me a lot with completing my tasks and giving me opportunities to be a part of the team. I had lots of hands on time and was able to assist in surgeries, even with visiting surgeons, and independently see patients in clinic and ED.