Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is a seaside town on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. Affectionately known as the seafood capital of Australia, it’s an ideal location for outdoor activities with beautiful beaches and national parks nearby.  Placements in Port Lincoln are available in years 5 and 6.

shoreline from above


Year 5

A placement at Port Lincoln provides opportunities to deliver health care to regional communities and rotate through specialties such as anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and general practice. You will also have access to varied specialists including cardiology, ENT, gynaecology, geriatrics, dermatology, psychiatry and palliative care.

A semester in Port Lincoln is made up of the following rotations:

  • GP Clinic A (three weeks)
  • GP Clinic B (three weeks)
  • GP Clinic C (three weeks)
  • Hospital-based obstetrics and gynaecology (three weeks)
  • Hospital-based anaesthetics (two weeks)
  • Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service (one week)
  • GP Clinic A/B/C (one week)
  • Paediatrics in Port Augusta (two weeks)

Students also undertake a minimum of three shifts in accident and emergency each month, and work with visiting specialists. Port Lincoln is serviced by a variety of specialists, including gynaecologists, ENT specialists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, urologists, vascular surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopaedic specialists, and geriatricians. Students will visit the Port Lincoln Special School and the Tobruk Centre for Children's Development. University and local GP-led tutorials are held twice a week.

Students will also spend a number of weeks in Tumby Bay, a small town seaside town approximately 50 km north of Pt Lincoln, with lots of opportunity to parallel consult and experience primary health care in a general practice and small rural hospital setting.

Year 6

Opportunities for four-week rural general practice placements are available.


Find out more about Port Lincoln.