Program delivery and operations in Bundaberg are based at UQ’s Health Sciences Learning and Discovery Centre, situated within the Bundaberg Hospital campus.

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Opened in 2014, the centre comprises:

  • clinical simulation facilities
  • medical library and librarian
  • extensive teaching and learning resources
  • study and interaction spaces.

Key discipline areas

The Bundaberg clinical training program provides opportunities and experiences in the key discipline areas and sub-specialties including:

  • cardiology
  • renal
  • oncology
  • ophthalmology.


Clinical training is delivered through a mix of public and private healthcare providers, including:

  • Bundaberg Hospital
  • Mater Misericordiae Hospital Bundaberg
  • Friendly Society Private Hospital
  • approved teaching practices.

Numerous community health services and the base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, provide a range of distinctive learning opportunities.

Bundy, as it’s affectionately known, is a thriving regional centre roughly 360 km north of Brisbane. The region is home to some 100,000 people. The traditional owners of the land are the Taribelang Bunda and Gurang Gurang People.

The Bundaberg region is famous for its natural attractions – turtles, whales, manta rays, beaches, rivers, gorges and the Great Barrier Reef, which starts here. Bundy is perhaps best known for its breweries and distilleries, and the sugarcane and fresh produce that inspired them. 

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Residential accommodation is available to students in a modern unit complex owned and managed by UQ.

The complex comprises four three-bedroom and four two-bedroom units opening onto a central courtyard. All units are fully furnished and feature private study spaces, internet access, fans and airconditioning.

The complex is centrally located within walking distance of the main teaching hospitals and practices.

More information on accommodation and student residence house rules can be found in the 2022 UQRCS Student Acommodation Support Guideline.




Bundaberg Clinical Unit

Rural Health Scholarship Endowment - Bundaberg

Help us ensure the future of medical education and care in Bundaberg through the student scholarship endowment. The scholarships will support and encourage medical students to continue their rural training in the Bundaberg region, and hopefully many will choose to stay right here in Bundaberg caring for our friends, family members, neighbours and loved ones.

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UQ Rural Clinical School
Bundaberg Hospital
Bourbong Street (PO Box 278)
Bundaberg Qld 4670
T: +61 7 4130  1900 
E: uqrcs.bundaberg@uq.edu.au

Meet Roxanne, a UQ medical student

“Ever since I was a child I have wanted to be involved in medicine. Over the years my passion for science and helping people has increased, signalling to me that medicine was the right pathway to become involved in.”

“The more hands on experience, patient interactions and one on one teaching were my main motivators for me choosing the Bundaberg Clinical Unit. These are the things I feel will make me a better doctor.”