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Cape & Torres Strait

Cape & Torres Strait

The Cape and Torres region includes Cooktown, Bamaga, Kowanyama, Thursday Island and Weipa, along with 274 islands off the tip of Cape York.

There are five main placement sites in the Cape & Torres Strait where you may be based during your GP training. These include: Bamaga, Cooktown, Injinoo, Thursday Island, Weipa. There are also a number of branch sites for Thursday Island, Cooktown and Weipa.

With a population of Melanesian and Indigenous Australian cultures, training opportunities and experiences include infectious diseases, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, diabetes, tuberculosis, women’s health and sexual health.

Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service includes four major hospitals, with visiting medical specialists attending to most locations. The Torres Strait region is a culturally unique location delivering a captivating work environment with opportunities for fly-in, fly-out clinics to remote outer island communities delivering a variety of work unparalleled in Australia.

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Cape and Torres Office

Ph: (07) 4095 6100

Atherton Clinical School
Whitehouse, Atherton

48-56 Jack Street,
Atherton QLD 4883

Mailing address
PO Box 1395

Administration for the Cape and Torres region is provided by the JCU Tablelands office.

Current active Training Posts in the region for GPT/PRRT/ES terms

(This list does not indicate capacity in this region. Please contact for more information).

Name Location Type College Accreditation
Bamaga Hospital Bamaga Hospital RACGP/ACRRM
Cooktown Medical Centre Cooktown General Practice RACGP/ACRRM
Cooktown Multipurpose Health Service Cooktown Hospital RACGP/ACRRM
Thursday Island Hospital Thursday Island Hospital RACGP/ACRRM
Thursday Island Primary Health Care Centre Thursday Island Primary Health Care Centre RACGP/ACRRM
Weipa Integrated Health Service Weipa Hospital RACGP/ACRRM

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A number of sites in the Cape and Torres region are branch sites, and are linked to a parent site which will be the primary placement.

Get In Touch

Ph: 07 4781 3262
Building 39, Level 1,
James Cook University,
Townsville QLD 4811