Middle Island Medical Clinic

Middle Island Medical Clinic


“The ideal doctor would be a man (or woman) endowed with profound knowledge of life and of the soul, intuitively divining any suffering or disorder of whatever kind, and restoring peace by his (or her) mere presence.”
– Henri-Frederic Amiel

Let us support you to become the ideal doctor.

Middle Island Medical Clinic is a new and rapidly growing general practice located in beautifully appointed, purposely renovated and well-equipped rooms in Warrnambool’s second oldest hotel. You’ll care for patients from the cradle to the grave, with plenty of opportunity to hone your family medicine skills, under the supervision of experienced and passionate mentors and practice principals, Dr Ami Thies and Dr Campbell McKellar.

The clinic prides itself on providing a harmonious and supportive working environment, with a unique wellbeing program for all staff. We strive to deliver up-to-date, evidence-based care of outstanding quality to our patients. Our team enjoys looking to the future and considering how best to meet the unique challenges that face the profession of General Practice both now and in the coming years.

General Practice Registrar – full time or part time, GPT1 – GPT4

Practice Information
Number of doctors 3
Number of supervisors 2
Number of rooms 7
Billing Mixed
Allied health professionals Dietician, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker X3, Nurse practitioner X3
Nursing Staff

Two emergency trained nurse practitioners assist with low acuity urgent appointments, repeat scripts and medical certificates, as well as other simple consultations.

Our practice nurse assists with procedures, immunisations and chronic disease management.

Our aged care nurse practitioner assists with managing patients in residential care.

Additional learning opportunities
Clinical meetings
Critical reflective practice offered through employee Wellbeing program
Supervisor Special Interests

Dr Ami Thies’ special interests include medical education, practitioner wellbeing, children’s health, preventative care and lifestyle medicine, and healthcare design. Outside of medicine, Ami enjoys reading, beach walking, music, art, theatre and travel.

Dr McKellar’s special interests include minor procedures, orthopaedics, chronic disease management, and children’s health. He’s a pretty nifty barista, enjoys running, travel, reading, horse racing and football.

Training Expectations
Practice opening hours Monday to Friday 8:30pm - 5:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm - 5:30pm
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 No rostered evening work currently
Saturday and Sunday work Registrars may be requested to work occasional Sundays - no more frequently than one in six.
On-call work Registrars will share the after hours on call for the clinic with the practice principals - one night a week.
Out of practice visits

The clinic cares for residents in all of Warrnambool’s Aged Care Facilities. Registrars will share the care of these patients with the practice partners.

Public holiday work

Middle Island Medical Clinic is closed all public holidays.

Local Hospital Information
Hospital affiliations

Warrnambool has a thriving medical community, with an ever-expanding regional base hospital where Deakin University hosts medical students in the final 2 years of their medical training, as well as a private hospital, St John of God.

Hospital admission rights/ privileges

Registrars may apply for admitting rights to St John of God hospital to allow for inpatient management of the clinic’s patients.


No hospital on call required.

Address: 43 Fairy St, Warrnambool VIC 3280 Warrnambool
Telephone: (03) 4504 4800
Fax: (03) 5562 2063
College accreditation RACGP
Pathway Rural
Our Community

The centre of the southwest, Warrnambool is a seaside town of 35,000 at the west end of The Great Ocean Road, three hours travel from Melbourne.  It’s well served by a selection of excellent primary schools and choice of 4 secondary colleges.

It’s coastal location makes surfing, fishing, boating, beach rambling, scuba diving, and water skiing popular past times, and it’s home to one of regional Victoria’s largest play grounds located on the edge of the Lake Pertobe wet land reserve. Culinary delights are on offer at the flourishing local farmer’s market, or take a short drive to the fine dining and festival mecca of Port Fairy, or the Timboon hinterland.

It has a proud and active arts community, full of talented musicians, dancers, youth actors and artists as well as a packed smorgasboard of sporting clubs.

Population: 35,000

Community groups
Parents’ clubs
School clubs
Spiritual groups