Rosebery General Practice, TAS


Improving the health of our communities.

Local Family GP Doctor

Ochre Medical Centre Rosebery

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

Rosebery General Practice
1 Hospital Road
Rosebery TAS 7470

Call: (03) 6473 5732


The practice is the only private medical centre in Rosebery and is attached to the community hospital. The doctors also service the surrounding communities of Tullah and Zeehan.

Hours of operation
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Billing Type
Ochre Health is a mixed billing practice. Bulk billing is available at the discretion of the individual doctor and as a general guide, pensioners (over 65 years of age), health care card holders and children under 16 years can be bulk billed at certain times during the day. Please ask our friendly reception team for more details. Please also note, we have systems in place to process your Medicare rebate claims on the spot.

Practice Manager
Nicole Archer

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Midwife clinics
Child Health


Chris Whitney (MBBS, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Chris Whitney grew up a farm boy in far north coast NSW on a dairy farm. He studied medicine in Newcastle NSW, and then practised in Brisbane following graduation. Whilst working in Queensland, he went on to complete his fellowship with the RACGP and has had experience in a variety of roles. He is passionate about general practice, and enjoys dealing with the variety that being a GP brings.
Special interest areas: Skin Cancer, Palliative Care, General Surgery and General Practice

Darren Briggs (FACRRM, EM Dip. (ACEM), BMBS) – General Practitioner
Prior to commencing on his medical pathway, Dr Briggs worked for 14 years as a country vet, working throughout rural South-East Australia. He went on to study Medicine at Flinders University in South Australia, graduating in 2008. In 2011, he moved to North-West Tasmania, where he completed a diploma in Emergency Medicine and attained fellowship of ACRRM. He currently works in both General Practice and Emergency medicine, in North-West Tasmania as well as out of Hobart.
In his spare time, Dr Briggs is an avid bushwalker with a passion for sustainable living, conservation, and the Tasmanian wilderness.
Specialty interest areas: General Practice, rural and remote medicine, Emergency Medicine

Rosebery General Practice
1 Hospital Road
Rosebery TAS 7470

Phone, Fax & Email
Telephone: (03) 6473 5732
Facsimile: (03) 6473 5722

Rosebery is close to 90-minutes’ drive south of Burnie (125 kilometres /78 miles) on the west coast of Tasmania.

Gold was found in the area in 1893, zinc and lead in 1894 and copper in 1897. The Emu Bay Railway from Burnie reached Rosebery in 1899, and it has operated as a mining town since around 1905, yielding ore with an estimated value of AUD8 billion. Rosebery’s mine has produced more wealth than any other mine on the west coast.

You cannot fail to notice that Rosebery is a mining community – the mine dominates the small townscape. And yet Rosebery has an unexpected visual appeal, held so close by the folds of the surrounding hills. In addition, you can visit Rosebery’s Montezuma Falls which is Tasmania’s highest waterfall which has a scenic track just 10 minutes’ drive from the town.


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