Who We Are

GP down south is a not-for-profit, community organisation providing health and wellbeing services in the South West and Peel regions of WA.  In the Peel region we operate Nidjalla Waangan Mia Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Centre, the Peel Youth Medical Service (including the 3 Tier Youth Mental Health Program) and the Peel Mobile Health Service. In the South West we provide Mental Health  Services, Community Child Health Service and Down South Aboriginal Health Services. Our funding is predominantly through Commonwealth and State Health Departments, with Commonwealth funding received via WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA).

Operating under the Australian Corporations Act 2001, GP down south is a company limited by guarantee.  GP down south is accredited under AS/NZS 9001:2008 by the Institute for Healthy Communities Australia Certification. We are a member organisation with Primary Members being providers of primary health care services currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who wish to support the aims and objectives of the company.  Any person wishing to support the aims and objectives of the company may apply to become an Associate Member.

For a full copy of the GP down south Constitution or a Membership Application please contact the Peel office on: (08) 9537 5500.
GP down south Board members are:

  • Dr Michiel Mel (Chairman), General Practitioner, Boyup Brook
  • Dr Rupert Backhouse (Deputy Chairman), General Practitioner, Mandurah
  • Mrs Tricia Scaffidi (Company Secretary)
  • Dr Mostyn Hamdorf (Director), General Practitioner, Dunsborough
  • Dr Patricia Wallace (Director), General Practitioner, Pinjarra
  • Mr Mark Jeffery (Director)

We welcome your feedback on our programs and services at any time.

Amanda Poller

Chief Executive Officer

E: ceo@gpdownsouth.com.au

P: 08 9754 3662

M: 0417 954 998