A general practitioner (GP) is a doctor who is also qualified in general medical practice. GPs are often the first point of contact for someone, of any age, who feels sick or has a health concern. They treat a wide range of medical conditions and health issues.
A GP may also undertake further education in specific areas such as women’s or men’s health, sports medicine or paediatrics.
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Family practice
- General practice
- Medical and health check-ups
- Information and advice
- Health and nutrition advice
- Coordinating healthcare
- Prescription of medications
- Ordering of screening and medical tests
- Early intervention for those at risk
- Management of acute and chronic conditions
- Referrals to specialist health professionals
- Workers’ compensation, motor accident insurance (TAC) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs requirements
Appointments can be made directly without a referral.
How to access
To find a GP near you, enter your postcode or suburb below.
Contact your local GP for clinic opening hours.
The cost of seeing a GP varies depending on the treatment, and depending on whether they are vocationally registered (VR) or not. VR GPs have access to higher (A1) Medicare rebates than non-VR GPs (who are eligible for A2 Medicare rebates). Contact the clinic before you attend if you are unsure of the cost.