Welcome to the
Culburra Beach General Practice
About The Practice
Culburra Beach General Practice is a medium size group practice serving the township of Culburra Beach (approx pop 3600) and surrounding districts (total catchment approx 6000). Culburra Beach is situated 20km from the centre of Nowra.
The practice was established in 1982, and the current owners Drs Andrew and Vicki Bonney acquired the practice in 1992. Dr Trevor Smith joined as a partner in 2003.
The practice moved to our present purpose built premises in December of 2001
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Our community is experiencing an unprecedented health crisis with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. By everyone doing the right thing we can reduce the risk of deaths in our community.
You can follow this link NSW Health link to access up-to-date and useful information regarding COVID-19 https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
For COVID-19 related questions – please contact the COVID-19 helpline 1800020080
You can help us help you, and keep your community safer, by following social distancing guidelines. To reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, especially to our most vulnerable patients, there are a number of things we can do together.
What we are doing:
What you can do:
2020 Influenza Vaccine will be available at our practice mid June 2020 for the unders 65s who have chronic disease, subject to local supply arrangements.
All people aged 6 months to less than 5 years old are eligible for free influenza vaccines under the National Immunisation Program.
All people aged 65 and over are eligible for free influenza vaccines under the National immunisation Program.
People aged 6 months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications are eligible for free influenza vaccines under the National Immunisation Program.
Aboriginal or torres straight islander 6 months and older are eligible for free influenza vaccines under the National Immunisation Program.
Pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy) are eligible for free influenza vaccines under the National Immunisation Program.
Anyone with a diagnosed chronic disease are eligible for free influenza vaccines under the National Immunisation Program.
Culburra Beach General Practice is a group practice that work as a team. Whilst we will always try to book you in with your preferred doctor, in an urgent situation or when your regular GP is unavailable, you will be asked to see one of the other doctors in the practice.
We run by an appointment system, which normally are 15 – 20minutes. Appointments can be made by telephoning the surgery.
We also have culturally appropriate appointments.
We are an accredited training practice and are fortunate to regularly have registrars on staff as well as visiting medical students from the local university.
A registrar is a Doctor who has completed all training and now wishes to commence their training to specialise in General Practice.
Our practice nurses are extremely experienced and highly trained and in many circumstances, your needs may be met by making an appointment to see a nurse. Please discuss this with our reception.
9:00am to 5.00pm weekdays
Closed for lunch 1.00pm – 2.00pm
For our regular patients with urgent medical problems, arising in the previous 24 – 48 hours, or need an ongoing prescription,we run a morning clinic. Regular patients of the practice can arrive between 9.00am and 9.30am without an appointment.
Any forms (including RMS, centrelink ,workcover etc), ongoing health issues, or post hospital admission are not appropriate for this urgent clinic and a regular appointment should be made by phoning reception.
Out of Hours
At Culburra Beach General Practice we believe it is important there is a GP available to take care of you at all times.
This is why we have a system in place to provide care 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Through the week one of our GPs will be on the end of the phone if you need assistance. Over the weekend we share your care with six other practices who will liaise with us after the weekend about your care. Please call the surgery, 44472450, where a message will inform you how to contact the after hours service.
If you are unable to contact the doctor and the situation is urgent, do not hesitate to telephone 000 for an ambulance or go directly to Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital, Shoalhaven Street, Nowra