FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (02) 6891 2100
The Melrose Medical Centre moved to a new custom built facility in February 2014 with the old centre being used by the visiting allied health professionals. The key was first turned for the new building on the 12th March 2014. The whole town was so eager for the new medical centre that the first few months were a whirlwind ride of emotions. The centre has become a medical hub for the community. Melrose Street Medical Centre is friendly and approachable practice offering extensive medical services by a professional team of doctors, nurses and visiting specialists.
The doctors work alongside the Aboriginal Medical Service to provide primary care in ‘Condo’ and provide on call rights to the hospital. The hospital is due to undergo an extensive renovation program of the existing emergency department.
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: Open at doctors discretion
This is a predominately at bulk billing practice. Billing is at the General Practitioner’s discretion. Billing items can include WorkCover, pre-employment medicals, RTA commercial licence medicals and consumables
RA and RRMA classification
RA 3 (outer regional) and RRMA 7
Location is suitable for the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)
Visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Laverty Pathology (five mornings per week)
Sleep & Respiratory Health
Diabetic Educator & Dietitian
Dr Vinothan Nagarajah – General Practitioner/VMO
Vino came to Australia from Sri Lanka in December 2010. He joined the team in Condo in June 2013 and successfully obtained a place on the 2014 Remote Vocational Training Scheme. Vino studied at the Peoples Friendship University in Moscow, and previously worked at the Rockhampton Base Hospital Emergency Department. Married with three young sons, Vino loves gardening surrounded by the beauty of Condobolin and relaxing with a good book.
Dr Nagarajah is available for appointments Monday to Friday
Specialty interest areas: Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics and Rural Medicine
Dr Umer Shehzad – General Practitioner/VMO
Umer is originally from Pakistan and moved to Australia in 2008, working as an Emergency Registrar at Sutherland Hospital until 2013. He joined the team in Condo in June 2013 and successfully obtained a place on the 2014 Remote Vocational Training Scheme. Umer enjoys weight training, playing the guitar, rap music, religious studies and reading books about complicated physics theories, but he likes nothing more than spending time with his family on a long drive through the outback.
Specialty interest areas: Emergency Medicine and Airway and Rural Medicine
Dr Ravi Ravulakollu (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Ravi joins us in our Medical Centre in Condobolin in May 2016.
He has worked in hospitals in ACT prior to coming on board with Ochre Health.
Ravi shall be available for appointments from Monday – Friday.
Specialty interest areas: General Medicine and Elderly Care
Condobolin (population 3,743) is a charming riverside town in the Central West of regional New South Wales, 450 kms from Sydney. Prior to European settlement, the area was inhabited by the Wiradjuri people, and the name Condobolin is suggested by some to have evolved from the Aboriginal word Cundabullen — a shallow crossing. Established as a stopover for drovers, Condobolin was gazetted in 1859 and it remains a pastoral township where wheat, sheep and cattle farming still predominate. The Condobolin Agricultural Show, running since 1885, is a still a much loved event featuring competitions for horses (show-jumping and Australian Stock Horse Society), Merino sheep and fleeces, cattle, poultry, agricultural produce, fruit and vegetables, cooking, preserves, flowers, handicrafts, fine arts, photography and scrapbooking.
The best way to discover the area’s natural beauty and national parks, or to explore the local Aboriginal art, is with a country drive through the surrounding wide open spaces. Unusually for a inland town there’s local sailing and water-skiing at Gum Bend Lake (a river diversion created specifically for water sports), and Mount Tilga, 8km to the north, gives spectacular views of the surrounding countryside – it’s a strenuous climb but it’s worth it! The famous CSIRO Radio Telescope is 100km west of Condobolin at Parkes, and was featured the film “The Dish” telling the story of the observatory’s role in relaying live television of man’s first steps on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
From one-off tourist attractions like Utes in the Paddock, showcasing the work of Australian artists on a wide range of Holden utes, and unique events like the Parkes Elvis Festival (January) or the Condo Chutes & Utes Festival (October) featuring professional bull riders, the vast and ever-changing skies of central NSW look down on an eclectic range of activities that offer a different perspective with every season.
Melrose Street Medical Centre
(PO Box 63) 5 Melrose Street, Condobolin, NSW 2877
(02) 6891 2100