Health Services

The current primary health care service provided in Diamantina Shire resulted from an innovative move by Council which involved funding from three levels of government. Queensland Health employs four Registered Nurses - two in each Birdsville and Bedourie.  

The current Birdsville Clinic, constructed by Diamantina Shire Council, was opened on 30th September 2005. It is a high quality facility from which primary health care services are provided. Situated right next door is the previous clinic building owned by Frontier Services, who provided an invaluable service to the community for over 80 years.

Birdsville Clinic

Phone: 07 4656 3245 / Facsimile: 07 4656 4999

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 12 noon, 2pm to 4pm

Bedourie Clinic

Phone: 07 4746 1226 / Facsimile: 07 4746 1020

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 12 noon, 2pm to 5pm

Weekends and public holidays: CLOSED


In an EMERGENCY Please dial 000

Visiting health specialists and services in both towns include:

  • Flying Doctor Clinic Bedourie (fortnightly or on emergency)
  • Flying Doctor Clinic Birdsville (fortnightly or on emergency)
  • Dentist (annually)
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Women's Clinic
  • School Dentist
  • Eye Specialist
  • Maternal and Child Welfare
  • Dietitian
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Bush Children's Scheme
  • Aged Care Assessment Team
  • Optometrists and dispensing optician