Sunshine City Medical Centre


Welcome to Sunshine City Medical Centre, a busy bulk billing practice in the heart of Sunshine. We are a non corporate, independently owned and operated practice, that takes genuine pride in delivering high quality care to our patients. At Sunshine City Medical, we have a dedicated and tight knit team of doctors that are committed to education and further development whilst working together to ensure best in class patient outcomes.

We also regularly host medical students, with one of our most recent students awarded the ‘Best Student Placement of the Year’ from the University of Melbourne whilst working and training with us. We also work with and support overseas trained graduates to achieve their FRACGP, with three successful and four currently underway.

We take pride in our work and look forward to offering you a rewarding and varied placement, our patients and support team are always welcoming and keen to support new doctors and trainees.

College accreditation RACGP
Pathway General
Practice Information
Number of doctors 18
Number of supervisors 3
Number of visiting specialists 3
Number of rooms 15
Billing Bulk
Allied health professionals Physio x3, Dietician x1, OT x2, Chiropracter x2, Psychologist x5, Ex Phys x1, Podiatrist x2, Dentist x2, Pathology
Nursing Staff

We have 7 nurses providing full time nursing cover. One of our nurses is involved with chronic disease management and health assessments.

Additional learning opportunities
Clinical meetings
Journal club
Supervisor Special Interests

Dr. Simon Benson is a member of the RACGP Post Fellowship Education Committee and is active in that group. He is a clinical supervisor for the University of Melbourne. His special interests are in Adolescent/Young People’s Health, Mental and Sexual Health.

Dr. Phillippa Wootton is UK trained and has special interests in Gynaecology and Female Sexual Health. She is also a clinical supervisor for the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Ravinder Banwait is UK trained and has special interests in Skin Cancer and is also a clinical supervisor for the University of Melbourne.

General Facilities/ Services

We have a large practice with 3 bed treatment room and facilities for minor procedures, implanon and mirena insertions. We have onsite Xray and ultrasound. We are a fully accredited practice.

Training Expectations
Practice opening hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 2300, Sat and Sun 0900 - 1700
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 evening work is expected
Saturday and Sunday work No weekend work is expected
Out of practice visits

Nursing home visits may be required, no home visits are required.

Public holiday work

No public holiday work is expected

Key contact: Dr. Simon Benson
Address: 423 Ballarat Rd, Sunshine, SUNSHINE VIC 3020 Sunshine
Telephone: (03)9312 3000
Fax: (03) 9311 9999
Email address for applications:

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Our Community

Sunshine is now both a low-density residential suburb and one of Melbourne’s principal places of employment outside the CBD. Many heavy and light industrial companies are situated in and around the area and it is an important retail centre in Melbourne’s west. In addition to Sunshine’s street shopping strips there are two shopping centres, the Sunshine Plaza and the Sunshine Marketplace. There is a Village Cinemas multiplex.

Sunshine is a highly multicultural suburb. In the post-WWII period, many immigrants from all over continental Europe settled in Sunshine. Today Sunshine still has significant populations from Italy, Greece, former Yugoslavia, and Poland. It is also the main centre for Melbourne’s Maltese community.

From the late 1970s, many Vietnamese refugees settled in Sunshine and surrounding areas. More recently, immigrants moving to Sunshine have come from China, Sudan, Burma and India.

Population: 82,888 in total catchment area

Public transport Bus 410 and 220 pass within 100m of the clinic, Nearest train station Sunshine
Nearest airport Melbourne International Airport
Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns

12km to central Melbourne with good road access along Princes Highway (Ballarat Road)

Child care
Additional Information

Educational institutions in Sunshine include Victoria Polytechnic (the TAFE division of Victoria University). Secondary schools include Sunshine College and Harvester Technical College.