A paediatrician is a specialist doctor who improves the health of children and young people. They diagnose a wide range of medical conditions and treat infants, children and adolescents. They care for children and young people with day-to-day illnesses, minor injuries and infectious diseases. Paediatricians can also specialise in many areas of health related to children including development, behaviour, hormones (endocrinology) or heart conditions (cardiology).

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Services provided

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Family practice
  • Specialist doctor
  • Child health
  • Management of acute and chronic conditions
  • Medical and health check ups
  • Information and advice
  • Health advice
  • Screening and tests



An appointment with a paediatrician usually requires a referral from your doctor.

How to access

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


Contact your local paediatrician for clinic opening hours.


The cost of seeing a paediatrician varies depending on the treatment. Contact the clinic before you attend if you are unsure of the cost.

Some paediatric fees are covered by Medicare.

Private health funds
Paediatric fees are covered by some private health funds but your coverage will depend on your insurance policy.