A/Prof Elif Ekinci with patient in clinicA/Prof Elif Ekinci with patient in clinicA/Prof Elif Ekinci with patient in clinic




Austin Health is committed to ensuring a whole of system approach to healthcare by working in partnership with GPs and primary care providers where collaboration can improve the health outcomes of patients.


Our GP & Hospital Primary Care Liaison Unit provides assistance to Austin Health staff, the GP community and primary care agencies to develop links and opportunities for collaboration.

We are keen to provide contact details, referral information and forms to make it as easy as possible for GP and health professionals to refer their patients to Austin Health.

Find out more about GP & Hospital Primary Care Liaison Unit.

Main contacts

Switchboard 03 9496 5000
Emergency physician via switchboard 03 9496 5000
Bed Resource manager 03 9496 5249
GP Liaison Officer 03 9496 4137
Health Information Services  03 9496 3107
Specialist Clinics GP Liaison Nurse 03 9496 2533
Specialist Clinics referral fax number 03 9496 2097
Pathology 03 9496 3100
Consumer Engagement Office 03 9496 3566
Radiology / Medical Imaging
(Austin Hospital)
03 9496 5431
Radiology / Medical Imaging
(Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital)
03 9496 2325

Specialist Clinics referrals

Find out how to refer your patient to Specialist Clinics and access referral guidelines and forms.

Emergency & ICU referrals


GPs can contact the Emergency Department for patient referral or management advice on

03 9496 4892 or 03 9496 4898

Note that this is not a general medical advice line and should be used for doctor referrals only.

Find out more about our Emergency services.


Find out how to refer your patient to ICU.

Diagnostic service referrals

Find out referral information from these services:

For information about the Victorian Perinatal Autopsy Service, visit the Royal Women's Hospital website.

Aged & residential care program referrals

Find out more about aged care services and our Health and Independence Program (HIP).

Visit individual service pages to find out how to refer your patient. Some services accept phone referrals; others just need a written referral faxed to them.

Rehabilitation referrals

Rehabilitation referrals

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital (including Geriatric Evaluation Management)

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital specialises in Geriatric Evaluation Management (GEM), aged care, orthogeriatric rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation.

Referrals to this service require completion by a Geriatrician.

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (including Acquired Brain Injury)

The Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (RTRC) specialises in general, amputee, ortho and neurological rehabilitation, and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and spinal rehabilitation.

Referrals to these rehabilitation services will be reviewed at the Austin by the relevant medical Consultant.


Please email completed referral form below to externalreferrals@austin.org.au and attach latest pathology, observations relevant imaging and medication chart.

Haematology & oncology referrals

Health Independence Program (HIP) referrals

Find out how to refer your patient to our Health Independence Program.

Mental health referrals

Find out how to refer your patient to our mental health services.

Veteran's services referrals

Veterans Psychiatry Unit

Refer your patient to the Psychological Trauma Recovery Service for veterans and serving members by emailing ptrsadmin@austin.org.au.

Veterans Outpatient Occupational Therapy Program

Referrals forms and information about this program are provided below.