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.

Services provided

  • 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

Eligibility

Appointments can be made directly without a referral.

How to access

To find a GP near you, enter your postcode or suburb below.

Hours

Contact your local GP for clinic opening hours.

Costs

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.