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

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The centre comprises:

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


Key discipline areas

Rockhampton is a major referral centre for healthcare services in the Central Queensland region. The clinical training program provides opportunities and experiences in all the key discipline areas, and many sub-specialties, including:.

  • oncology
  • ENT
  • cardiology
  • urology
  • ophthalmology.


Clinical placements are available at:

  • Rockhampton Hospital
  • Mater Misericordiae Hospital Rockhampton
  • Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital.

Teaching practices and community health services provide a focus for integrated and multidisciplinary learning opportunities such as:

  • Indigenous health
  • health promotion
  • child health
  • aged care assessment
  • environmental health
  • mental health.

Rockhampton is also a base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Capricorn Emergency Helicopter Rescue Service.

Rockhampton is a major centre for the Central Queensland Region. It’s situated on the Fitzroy River, roughly 600 km from Brisbane. The town services a population of more than 80,000 people. The traditional custodians of the land are the Darumbal People.

Rocky, as it’s fondly known, is a lively blend of history, country charm and local industry. The town is a popular hub for travellers, with the region well known for its rugged landscape and natural attractions. The Heritage-Listed Rockhampton Botanic Gardens are among the largest regional gardens in Australia. The nearby coastal town of Yeppoon is a popular getaway for locals.

Find out more about the Rockhampton region

The RCS residential complex comprises of five four-bedroom apartments and one five-bedroom apartment. All units are fully furnished with individual bathroom and toilet facilities, private study spaces and internet access. UQ leased accommodation comprises of three-bedroom units with shared bathroom; please note this arrangement could be subject to change.

The centre also comprises a common room and teaching and learning facilities and 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.  



Rockhampton Clinical Unit

Cnr Cambridge & Canning Street, Rockhampton, QLD, 4700
T: +61 7 4931 2999

Meet Tess, a UQ medical student

“Growing up in a small country town I was very aware of the lack of doctors, especially female doctors working in rural areas, so I’ve always wanted to come back closer to home to help fix this problem.”

"Rockhampton hospital is a fun and friendly environment with some really excellent work. You get to work up a lot of interesting pathologies and be part of a huge trauma resource."