The Bendigo Primary Care Centre was established to enhance primary care services for the Bendigo community. It provides comprehensive multi-professional primary health care services. Construction was jointly funded by the Australian Government GP Super Clinics program and the Victorian Department of Health.


The centre provides a range of services:

  • a GP clinic offering medical and nursing services
  • a direct access clinic providing same-day appointments for patients who are unable to obtain an appointment with their own doctor, and
  • a preventative and continuing care team that includes diabetes nurse educators, podiatrists, physiotherapist, dieticians and mental health professionals.
  • specialist clinics

The centre currently has a paediatrician and bariatric surgeon providing services to private patients. The Bendigo Primary Care Centre is always happy to be approached by health professionals who would like to join the team.


“If we learn as a team, we will work as a team”

Training the next generation of health professionals to meet the challenges of the increasing demands on the health care system is a major focus of the Bendigo Primary Care Centre. The centre provides an integrated, inter-professional health education and training environment where students learn about complex health care in multi-professional teams. It incorporates pre-vocational clinical placements for nursing, medical and allied health students as well as high-quality training for post-graduates such as GP registrars and pre-vocational doctors through the Prevocational General Practice Placement Program (PGPPP). The centre also provides training for allied health and nursing students. We are an accredited training practice with trained and accredited supervisors and teachers.

The Bendigo Primary Care Centre is located on the vibrant health education and research precinct that includes the new Bendigo hospital, the La Trobe University Rural Health School and the Monash University School of Rural Health Bendigo Regional Clinical School.

Business model and governance

The centre provides a mix of fee-for-service and bulk billing services. It is staffed by both salaried and private health practitioners. 
The Bendigo Primary Care Centre project was originally developed by a unique consortium comprising the three foundation partners – Monash University, Bendigo Health and Bendigo Community Health Services – and four other project partners, including Murray Primary Health Network (PHN), City of Greater Bendigo, La Trobe University and Murray City Country Coast (MCCC) GP Training.

The centre is governed by a six-member Board which represents the founding partners of the centre and independent board directors.