35 Flinders St, Monto, QLD, 4630, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic and Hospital

Monto Family Practice, located on the grounds of Monto Health Service, aims to provide the highest standard of patient care, whilst incorporating a holistic approach towards diagnosis and management of illness.

Monto Hospital service offerings include emergency services, acute and aged care, general medicine, outpatients and palliative care.

It is a 14 bed community hospital.

Opportunities for students

  • Students will split their time between Monto Family Practice and Monto Hospital

About Monto

Monto, one of the most recent towns in the Capricorn region, was settled in 1924. It is the centre of a rich dairy and beef cattle district and is set picturesquely on a plateau surrounded by rolling hills. It is a town dependent on the surrounding agriculture - predominantly mixed farming and timber.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Cania Gorge & National Park
  • Scenic bush getaway in Coominglah State Forest and Kalpowar State Forest
  • Mural Art Trail


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 477km (5h 30m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Train

Accommodation Type: Homestay (500m to hospital)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for exploring the region

Tips from previous students

  • Fitting in a few rounds of golf with some of the locals was really fun. I also really enjoyed visiting the several murals that have been put up around town. Hiking at Cania Gorge also a must do out here.
  • Cania gorge camping with friends was fantastic and there was a lot of good hiking in the area.
  • Watch out for kangaroos when driving!


Easily my favourite placement of the year. This placement has shown me the unique challenges and benefits of practicing medicine in a rural setting. After this placement I am seriously considering working as a rural doctor in the future.

This placement was great and the staff at the Practice and Hospital were very welcoming and helpful. I was grateful for the opportunities I was given to practice my clinical skills.

My placement experience was fantastic. Both my preceptors were fantastic. The first got be involved during consultations and at the hospital and made me feel very welcome. Special mention has to go to the second who made a conscious effort to make me feel welcome at the start and also provided me with an opportunity to practice skills (incisions and suturing), breaking bad news and doing histories and exams. He provided great feedback, but I never felt I was being judged. My increased willingness to go rural in the future is in large parts due to these preceptors.