1-3/39 Coral St, Maleny, QLD, 4552, AUSTRALIA

6&7/168-170 Main St, Montville, QLD, 4560, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic

Ochre Medical Centres are committed to improving healthcare to rural communities across Australia and providing friendly, caring services for the whole family. The practice at Montville has 3 consulting rooms and a minor operations room. The Maleny practice has 7 consulting rooms, emergency treatment area and minor operations room.

Opportunities for students

  • Students will split their time between the practices in Montville and Maleny
  • Students will have the opportunity to go to Maleny Soldiers War Memorial Hospital and X-Ray & Imaging Maleny

About Maleny & Montville

It would be hard to find a town on the Sunshine Coast that is more charming than those in the hinterland, including Maleny and Montville. Perched on the Blackall Range, these quaint villages are home to art galleries, cosy coffee shops and boutique stores. They are located close to the Kondalilla National Park - a great place to go bushwalking, have a picnic or cool down in a waterfall.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Kondalilla Falls
  • Galleries, restaurants, wineries and cheese factories
  • Lake Baroon
  • Glass House Mountains
  • Mapleton Falls National Park


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 99km (1h 30m drive time)

Transport Options: Drive

Accommodation Type: Homestay - Maleny (2.5km to Maleny, 16.5km to Montville)

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

Tips from previous students

  • Lovely homestay host, it was delightful to stay there. She offered to take care of all my meals while I was in Maleny. Staying with her was one of the highlights of my rural placement.


The preceptors were both extremely good GPs who would always make time to give background and discuss patients with me. Their work ethics were also extremely inspiring.

I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of experiences and mentoring provided by Ochre Medical Centre Maleny and Montville, as well as the Maleny Soldiers War Memorial Hospital. Would strongly recommend this placement to future students.

This was an excellent clinic and small hospital. The staff were incredibly supportive and welcoming. 5/5 would go again.

Lovely community, the nurses were very warm and welcoming, and so helpful and supportive. The doctors were all very welcoming and kind. I felt very welcome at the practices and hospital. The team at the hospital were also great and gave me a lot of opportunities to get involved with whatever came into the hospital.