GP Services available after hours
Before going to or looking for an emergency centre you may like to call Healthdirect Australia which will provide you with medical advice avalible 24/7 from Registered Nurses, including details of your nearest after-hours GP services.
- Healthdirect Australia 1800 022 222 (mobile phone charges may apply.)
Urgent After-Hours Care
In all emergency situations dial 000
|Location||Care Service||Hours of Operation||Cost||Address||Appointents||Contact|
|Palmerston||Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service||10.00 pm - 8.00 am||Free emergency Service|
Palmerston Health Precinct. Corner Roystonea Avenue and Temple Terrace
|No Appointment Required|
|Darwin||Royal Darwin Hospital||Emergency care 24/7||Free Emergency Service||Rocklands Drive, Tiwi||No Appointment Required||8922 8888|
Darwin Private Hospital - Urgent Care Medical Clinic
|12.00 pm - 8.00 pm||Gap Fees Apply||Rocklands Drive, Tiwi||No Appointment Required||8920 6200|
|Alice Springs||Alice Springs Hospital||Emergency care 24/7||Free Emergency Service||Gap Road, Alice Springs||No Appointment Required||8951 7777|
|Katherine||Katherine Hospital||Emergency care 24/7||Free Emergency Service||Giles Street, Katherine||No Appointment Required||8973 9211|
|Tennant Creek||Tennant Creek Hospital||Emergency care 24/7||Free Emergency Service||Schmidt Street, Tennant Creek||No Appointment Required||8962 4399|
|Nhulunbuy (Gove)||Gove District Hospital||Emergency care 24/7||Free Emergency Service||Matthew Flinders Way, Nhulunbuy (Gove)||No Appointment Required||8987 0211|
|Remote Communities||Remote Health Centres|
Most Communities open 8.00am - 4.30pm + Emergency care 24/7
|Free Emergency Service||Click here for Remote Health Clinics||Please Phone your nearest Health Clinic||Click here for list of contacts|
If you or someone you know is injured or becomes ill after-hours, you have the following options:
- Call Healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222
24/7 medical advice from Registered Nurses, including details of your nearest after-hours GP services. Mobile phone charges may apply.
- Visit the Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service
Open from 10.00 pm to 8.00 am daily. Walk-in care only, no appointments
- Visit a local after-hours GP
When visiting a GP after hours, fees may apply.
- Visit the Royal Darwin Hospital Emergency Department
Rocklands Drive, Tiwi. Ph: (08) 8922 8888
- In emergency situations, e.g. when someone is suffering chest pains, loss of consciousness or breathing difficulties, dial 000
What is the Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service?
The free Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service operates from 10.00 pm to 8.00 am, seven days per week. It gives you access to medical care - a General Practitioner, Nurse or Paramedic - throughout the night, in some cases eliminating the need to travel to Royal Darwin Hospital.
Please note that visitors to the service are assessed on arrival using a triage system. Patients who require treatment most urgently will be seen first.
The Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service does:
- Provide urgent treatment for illnesses such as allergic reactions, acute vomiting, and fevers in children.
- Provide treatment for accidents such as cuts, sprains and falls.
The Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service does not:
- Replace a regular GP appointment. The Urgent Care After-Hours Service is for urgent medical treatment only.
- Offer Emergency Department services. In an emergency, you should go to the Royal Darwin Hospital Emergency Department or dial 000.
- Offer radiography and imaging services
What about an emergency? Should I dial 000?
Yes! In an emergency, dial 000 and ask for an Ambulance. Alternatively, go to the Royal Darwin Hospital Emergency Department. The Urgent Care After-Hours Service is not an Emergency Department substitute.
Can I still call HealthDirect Australia on 1800 022 222?
Yes! If you're unsure what to do, or would like advice about your situation, call HealthDirect Australia on 1800 022 222 to speak with a Registered Nurse, who will give you advice on what steps to take next. HeathDirect Australia operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
For more information, visit HealthDirect Australia