Health First Medical Group offers thorough, caring and family friendly healthcare. We have a focus on providing a high level of patient centered care, not only through our experienced and compassionate doctors, but with our allied health services, nursing team and administration support.

We have 6 GP’s , 3 Practice Nurses, 5 Administrative staff and 1 Podiatrist. Pathology services are available 5 days a week from 8.30-12.30.

We provide a range of services to our patients including: Chronic Disease Management Plans, Health Assessments, Childhood vaccinations as well as a full range of travel vaccinations. We are also an accredited Yellow Fever and Q Fever vaccine provider.

We are conveniently located in the heart of the CBD at 12 Doveton Street South in Ballarat above Nova Pharmacy.

College accreditation RACGP
Pathway Rural
Practice Information
Number of doctors 6
Number of supervisors 4
Number of rooms 6
Billing Mixed
Allied health professionals Podiatrist
Nursing Staff

3 Registered Div 1 Nurses

Additional learning opportunities
Small group learning
Clinical meetings
Assisting with procedures
Supervisor Special Interests

Dr Paul Tuohey – Assisting with Surgical operations
Dr Paul Smith – Mental Health
Dr Samantha Culvenor – Antenatal care
Dr Sally McAleese – Aged Care

Training Expectations
Practice opening hours Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 8.30am-5.30pm. Tuesday & Thursdays 8.30am-7.00pm Saturdays 9am-12pm.
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.
Evening roster Not required
Saturday and Sunday work Saturday morning only 9am-12pm on a rostered rotation schedule
Out of practice visits

Not required

Public holiday work

Not required

Key contact: Mrs Andrea Harrison
Address: Level 1, 12 Doveton Street South BALLARAT
Telephone: 03 5331 4341
Fax: 03 5331 4275
Email address for applications:

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Our Community

Ballarat is Victoria’s largest inland city and has a population of over 100,000 residents. It has a rich history dating back to the gold rush period which is still evident in one of it’s major tourist attraction Sovereign Hill. An open air Museum which depicts life from the 1850’s after the discovery of gold. This is just one of many local tourist attractions in Ballarat which also boasts many iconic landmarks such as Lake Wendouree, The Arch of Victory, Kryall Castle, Botanical Gardens & many historical buildings. Food, wine and entertainment also rate very highly within Ballarat with ample restaurants, bars and wineries in the area. With such a large population there is also numerous sporting clubs, fitness clubs, walking tracks, bike trails and almost every sporting opportunity for anyone who is so inclined. Please see the links below for more information on Ballarat and it’s attractions.

Population: 101,588

Community groups
Parents’ clubs
School clubs
Spiritual groups
Additional Information

Ballarat has a number of Spiritual Groups available. Most schools have clubs associated with them (please see the websites in the links provided under the schooling tab). There are also a variety of parents clubs available (please see link provided below).

Public transport Local bus services
Nearest airport Melbourne
Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns

Melbourne is an hour and a half from Ballarat so if you are unable to drive there is an extensive train service between the two which operates every day.

Child care
Additional Information

Ballarat is home to some of the best Public and Private Schools in the State and has 2 Universities. Please see below link which lists all schools in Ballarat and links to their Websites.

Tourism/ council/ community information websites