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After hours


Get the right care no matter what time of day

Health problems can occur at any time. So what are your options when illness or injury strike in the after hours?

After hours services are an option for you when regular primary health care services are closed.

After hours providers and services include, but are not limited to:

  • GPs
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Allied health professionals
  • 24/7 telephone lines
  • Various health outreach services
If your condition is life threatening call 000 or visit your nearest emergency department immediately.

The hospital emergency department is for major, life threatening illnesses and injuries. If you’re simply feeling unwell or have a minor illness or injury, you have the following options:

WHAT IS THE AFTER HOURS PERIOD?

WEEKDAYS: BEFORE 8:00AM AND AFTER 6:00PM

SATURDAYS: BEFORE 8AM AND AFTER 12:00PM

SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: ALL DAY

  • Call your local GP
  • If your regular GP is not available, visit HealthDirect to find a GP you can talk to.
  • Call HealthDirect for 24/7, free health advice from a registered nurse: 1800 022 222
  • Use Find a Pharmacy to locate a local pharmacy and speak to a pharmacist about your condition.

Check your symptoms

Not feeling well? You can check your symptoms here to get a better idea of what is going on for you or someone you care for.

Do you need a GP, Pharmacist or Health Service?

Search for a GP, pharmacist or other health services open after hours through The National Health Services Directory (NHSD).

The NHSD helps you to find your closest health provider/and or service open now, including after hours.

Do you need medical advice, but your usual doctor or health provider is unavailable?

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