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Dalyellup Family Medical Centre aims for clinical and caring excellence. We provide comprehensive, general medical care within the framework of mutual respect and honesty. For more information see our Vision Statement .

We are located at Unit 11/ 135 Norton Prm, Dalyellup WA 6230, Australia and can be contacted on phone 9795 6422 or Fax 9795 6477.

Dalyellup Skin Care Clinic commenced in 2013 to assist Bunbury and South West residents with skin cancers, particularly with early diagnosis and treatment.


Fee Increase at Dalyellup Family Medical Centre.

Dalyellup Family Medical Centre will be increasing the fees at the Practice from 1st November 2023.


This fee increase is necessary to ensure the Practice continues to provide a high standard of care and support for our patients. The Federal Government determines the rebate you will receive from Medicare and every attempt has been made to keep out of pocket payments as low as possible.


The cost of a standard appointment will now be $93-$95 with a rebate of $41.40. Other fees depend on the complexity and time taken for your consultation.

All patients except children under the age of 6 will be charged a private fee. This includes all Pension Card holders, Health Care Card holders and Commonwealth Senior Card holders.

Pension Card holders will receive a discounted fee of $72-$75 for a standard appointment with a rebate of $41.40.


Please discuss the likely cost of the service and payment options with reception when you make an appointment.

If you are in financial difficulty, please discuss this with your Doctor at the time of your consultation.


More information about the increase in fees can be found at the Practice. You can view our current Fee Schedule by clicking or tapping here.


BetterConsult is here 

We’re excited to announce that the doctors at our practice now use BetterConsult to help you get the most out of your appointment.

BetterConsult is a “smart” pre-consultation questionnaire that asks the questions your doctor usually asks about the reason for your visit. It then prepares a summary for your doctor.

What does this mean for you?    

By knowing this information at the start of your appointment, your doctor can spend more of your time focussed on addressing your healthcare needs.

Filling out BetterConsult prior to your appointment also helps you think through what you would like to address with your doctor.

How does it work?

You will receive an SMS from our practice the day before your appointment (or immediately if your appointment is within 24 hours of booking) with a link to your pre-consultation questionnaire.

When you receive the SMS, simply

  1. Click the secure link in the SMS
  2. Complete the BetterConsult questionnaire

BetterConsult protects your medical information

With BetterConsult your medical information is private, confidential and totally secure, to meet and exceed Australian data privacy legislation

Where to find COVID-19 information 2024

The Department of Health and Ageing advise General Practices to let their patients know the best places to find advice and information about COVID-19.

Healthdirect is the best place to find out about symptoms, testing, recovery and long COVID.

Service Finder can help you find a COVID-19 vaccine provider in Australia and book an appointment. You can also filter by telehealth and accessibility needs.

Healthdirect’s Symptom Checker can be used by people with COVID-19 symptoms to determine if medical help is needed.

If you feel unwell or need COVID-19 advice for someone in your care, speak to a nurse by calling Healthdirect on 1800 022 222. It’s available 24/7.

If you develop symptoms such as severe shortness of breath or chest pain, call triple zero (000) straight away.




ATAGI have updated their advice on when people who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection should receive a subsequent COVID-19 vaccine dose.

It is now recommended that all people should wait for 3 months after confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) infection before they receive their next COVID-19 vaccine dose. The next scheduled dose should then be given as soon as possible after this period.

This updated advice reflects the lower risk of reinfection with the Omicron variant within the first 3 months following a confirmed infection, particularly if prior COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received. It also recognises the Delta variant is no longer circulating in Australia and in the past 3 months Omicron has been the dominant variant. This advice may change if future variants of SARS-CoV-2 emerge.

Waiting for a 3-month period after infection before COVID-19 vaccination is intended to optimise protection for that person.  A longer gap between infection and vaccination is likely to lead to a better immune response and result in longer protection from reinfection.

This change in recommendation applies to all people who are recommended to receive COVID-19 vaccination (i.e., from 5 years and above), regardless of how many COVID-19 vaccine doses they have received. It does not apply to other vaccines (for example, influenza vaccinations) which can continue to be administered as usual.

ATAGI will continue to review the evidence on protection from vaccination and infection and may update advice if required, including if a new variant emerges or another circumstance arises to cause COVID-19 vaccination to become more urgent.

You can access more detailed information by clicking here.



ATAGI updated recommendations for a winter dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has updated its recommendations for a winter dose of COVID-19 vaccine to help reduce severe disease from the emerging surge of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariant infections, and to reduce the burden on Australian hospitals and the healthcare system in coming months.

The updated recommendations are:

  • Adults aged 50 to 64 years are now recommended to receive a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Adults aged 30 to 49 years can elect to receive a winter booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, however the benefit for people in this age group is less certain.
  • The interval recommended between the first booster dose (or recent COVID-19 infection) and a winter booster dose is now 3 months.

ATAGI emphasises that people previously eligible for a winter booster dose remain at higher risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19 and should receive a booster dose as soon as possible.

They include:

  • all adults aged 65 years or older
  • residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years or older
  • people who are severely immunocompromised (this will be their 5th dose)
  • people aged 16 years or older with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness
  • people aged 16 years or older with disability, significant or complex health needs, or multiple comorbidities which increase the risk of a poor outcome.

ATAGI emphasises that individuals who have previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2, irrespective of which variant it may have been, should still continue to receive recommended vaccine doses, after an interval of 3 months, as prior infection alone will not provide sufficient protection against severe disease.

The Australian Government has accepted this advice and will include the winter dose for these population groups in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program from 11 July 2022.



Paediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available for children 5-11 years. Two doses are required in this age group, 8 weeks apart.

Paediatric vaccines are available at the state run COVID vaccination Centre at the Homemaker Centre. Bookings can be made online at VaccinateWA or by ringing 13COVID (1326843).

There is a COVID-19 vaccination information and consent form for parents and guardians of children aged 5-11 years on the government website:   



Patients who are attending DFMC for a COVID-19 vaccination should take 2 Panadol (Paracetamol) tablets before coming for the vaccine and have another dose 4-6 hours after the vaccine. Note that if you already take Panadol Osteo, no further doses of Panadol will need to be taken.

Once you have your appointment, it is very important you keep this or cancel with plenty of notice so we can offer it to someone else to minimise any wastage of this vaccine.


There is a lot of information on the health department website regarding this immunisation program and who and when you are eligible. You can access this by clicking or tapping here.




From 31st October 2022, only children under 6 years of age will be bulk billed. Children 6 years and over will be charged a standard fee. If you are in financial hardship, you can discuss this with your Doctor when your child sees them.

Please contact reception on 9795 6422 if you have any questions.

NOTE THAT we no longer completely bulk bill the telehealth and telephone consults.

These will now incur a fee that is the same as our usual Practice fees and those patients who are charged can get the Medicare rebate as they would if they attended the clinic. We will continue to bulk bill pension card holders and children under 6yrs. Health care card holders will receive a discounted fee.

Please ask reception if not sure.


The purpose is to allow people to access essential health services in their home to reduce their risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

  1. Please call DFMC on 9795 6422 to book a telehealth or phone consultation if required.
  2. If you have a smartphone with email on it, we will send you a link for the video call. We can also make this video call on your tablet, laptop or computer.
  3. 5-10 minutes before your telehealth appointment open the link emailed to you.
  4. You will be asked to give your first name and then hit the ‘check in’ button.
  5. The GP will call you.

If you have respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat) please measure your temperature before the consultation if you have a thermometer.


We are an Accredited Practice and strive to offer a caring, team based and accessible medical service. If you would like information about billing arrangements, appointments, obtaining results of tests, referrals, telephoning your doctor or providing feedback you could click here to view our patient-information-sheet.

You can access a copy of the New Patient Details and Medical Information sheets by clicking or tapping here. New patient information forms.

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Quality Improvement booklet explains about the information Dalyellup Family Medical Centre collects (de-identified) and lets patients know they can opt out if they wish. You can access details of the program by clicking here. Practice Incentives Program







Dalyellup Skin Care Clinic commenced in 2013 to assist Bunbury and South West residents with skin cancers, particularly with early diagnosis and treatment.



Dalyellup Family Medical Centre achieved full accreditation for 3 years after an extensive on-site review on 2nd March 2022 by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL). AGPAL is a leading independent accreditation provider approved by the industry to accredit general practices based on a set of nationally recognised standards (5th Edition) developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RACGP). If you would like to read more about accreditation you could click or tap here. 2022-2025 accreditation