The Camperdown Clinic

Overview

Camperdown is situated in the Corangamite Shire in the Western Districts of Victoria. Centrally located within easy commutes of Geelong, Melbourne, Ballarat and Warrnambool. A stone’s throw to the Great Ocean Road and numerous areas of interest.

The Camperdown Clinic is a family owned clinic with five part-time GPs each with their own consulting room. Our patient profile is from birth to patients over 100 years of age. The GPs are supported by Practice Nurses in both the treatment room and with chronic disease care. A pathology collection centre is located within the clinic and the pharmacy is a short two minute stroll.

Our GPs provide Visiting Medical Officer services to the local hospital including obstetric services supported by a professional team of midwives within the hospital. The Camperdown Hospital has an Urgent Care facility plus level 3 obstetric and level 2 neonatal capability and a Residential Aged Care Facility. The hospital is a 22 bed hospital with an active operating theatre supported by visiting specialists whilst the majority of anaesthetics are provided by the towns GPs. There is also X-Ray and pathology services in the hospital as well as a strong allied health team to ensure clinical best practice is provided.

GP registrar training is undertaken via the RACGP and ACRRM programs. Education continues with our relationship with Deakin University and their Rural Doctor training whilst there are plenty of opportunities to undertake CPD activities.

An On Call service is shared between the two GP Clinics in town with a senior GP always allocated as ‘second on call’ to support Registrars during this period.

For more information, please follow these links:

Read more about living in Camperdown  

https://www.visit12apostles.com.au/volcanic-lakes-and-plains

https://www.visit12apostles.com.au/villages/camperdown/

Practice Information
Number of doctors 4
Number of supervisors 3
Number of rooms 8
Billing Mixed
Allied health professionals Psychologist, Audiology
Nursing Staff

Practice Nurse Treatment Room, Practice Nurse Chronic Disease Management

Additional learning opportunities
Small group learning
Assisting with procedures
Other
Obstetrics and Gynae
Supervisor Special Interests

Anaesthetics, O & G, Public Health

General Facilities/ Services

Daily consulting and In Patient responsibilities.

Training Expectations
Practice opening hours 5 days per week. Saturday morning session if weekend On Call. 0830-1700 includes lunch break
College Requirements Full time training requires 38 hrs per week employed averaged over 4 weeks. Less than 38 hours per week employed is part time training.
On-call work On Call within a rotating roster based on full time/part time employment. Weekends approx 1 in 6
Out of practice visits

Residential Aged Care Facility morning consultation fortnightly and shared amongst doctors. 800 mtrs from Clinic.

Public holiday work

On Call only at agreed On Call rate.

Local Hospital Information
Key contact: Mark Leddy Practice Manager
Address: 56 Scott Street CAMPERDOWN
Telephone: 03 5593 1222
Fax: 03 5593 2176
Website:
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College accreditation RACGP
ACRRM
Pathway Rural
Testimonials
"I’m presently a GPT2 registrar at the Camperdown Clinic. I came to general practice after a number of years of physician training in hospitals. So far I’ve really enjoyed the variability and flexibility of general practice. I’ve found The Camperdown Clinic to be a great place to start my GP journey and everyone has been really supportive of my training"

Dr Tim Noone - 2020
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Our Community

Camperdown is an agricultural centre located on the world’s third largest volcanic plain and surrounded by large salt and fresh water lakes, between Colac and Terang.

The commercial centre of Camperdown is distinguished by a 2 kilometre long row of elm trees along the main thoroughfare of Manifold Street which is flanked on either side by shops and historic buildings. At the junction of Manifold Street, Pike Street and Church Street is 30 metre tall Gothic-style clock tower which was built in 1896 and is open one Sunday a month for people to climb the stairs to the observation level and enjoy panoramic views over the town.

For stunning views of the surrounding volcanic peaks, plains and lakes, take a short drive south to the top of Mount Leura. A walking trail extends from the lookout to neighbouring volcanic cone of Mount Sugarloaf.

Along the Princes Highway around Camperdown and neighbouring towns are remnants of stone walls built in the 1800s in at attempt to keep rabbits out of farm land as well as to clear the fields of stones.

Camperdown offers a warm welcome to new residents and visitors alike and a wonderful lifestyle for singles, couples and families. There’s something for everyone.

Population: 3,500

Community groups
Parents’ clubs
School clubs
Spiritual groups
Additional Information

Fitness centres and sports stadium. Great food and wine options.

Travel
Public transport Buses and trains. Good train service to Melbourne.
Nearest airport Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport or Avalon airport near Geelong
Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns

Colac 35 minutes, Warrnambool 45, with  Geelong and Ballarat only 1.5 hours. Great beaches and the famous Great Ocean Road only 40 minutes away.

Schooling
Child care
Kindergarten
Primary
Secondary
Additional Information

Both public and private (Catholic) P-12 schools offer great education for families.

Tourism/ council/ community information websites
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