Visit Us:

4/25 Maple Street
Maleny, Qld. 4552
(Behind the Pharmacy)

Make An Appointment:

Give us a call to book yourself in
Phone: 07 5494 2131

After Hours Care:

13 Health Phone: 13 43 25 84

Our Practice

Maleny Medical Centre is the oldest established practice in Maleny, operating for over 40 years.  It has moved three times in its history to the current location next to the Star Discount Chemist.

The practice hosts Registrars who will become our family GP’s of the future.  We appreciate you taking the time to consult with them to make them better GP’s.  They are supervised by Dr. Scott Phipps who has been an accredited trainer for over 15 years.

The Maleny Medical Centre is an AGPAL accredited general practice having first achieved accreditation in 1999 and achieving status of one of the best practices in Australia in 2009.

Our Doctors

Scott Phipps MB BS; FACRRM; MHA; AGPAL Accreditor
First came to Maleny in the late 70’s taking up the position of Superintendent of the Maleny Hospital and having his private practice adjacent to the hospital. His interests lie in general family medicine and aged care.

Kumar Pillai MB BS DCH
Graduated Bangalore University, India in 1999. Senior House Officer training in NHS, various hospital under the Penine Acute hospitals NHS trust which covers the north east of greater Manchester UK). Moved to Australia in 2007 where he has worked in general practice. His focus is on chronic illness and management of mental health and geriatric medicine.

Peter Seha MB BS
Peter is available Monday to Friday excluding Wednesdays.

Dr Kavita Nathan
Dr Kavita Nathan enjoys all aspects of General Practice. Her special interests are Minor Surgery including Skin Cancer checks and surgical treatments and Women’s Health including antenatal, postnatal checks, gynaecology and contraception advice. Kavita is competent at inserting contraception including Mirenas, IUDs and Implanon.
Kavita has extensive experience in the acute hospitals where she worked for several years in Surgery especially ENT and Plastics (having trained up to registrar level), Acute and General Medicine, and Elderly Medicine (in both community/acute hospitals). This is in addition to her General Practice experience.
Outside of work, Kavita loves spending time with her family which includes her husband and 2 daughters and enjoys the outdoor life Australia has to offer.


Our Staff

Jane Riach R.N.
Jade McRae R.N.
Vickey Papa E.E.N.

Virginia Holding Prac. Mngr.

Karen Ryan
Joanna Mays
Sally Walker
Tiarni Gracey

Reminder System

As part of our services we have reminders for such things as diabetes, thyroid, prostate screenings, full health checks, immunisations, pap smears etc., please speak to your doctor on your next visit to arrange this. If you do not wish to take part, please also advise your doctor.


This practice is committed to providing comprehensive quality care to all individuals and families in the community, including issues which may be sensitive and private.
Doctors and staff are conscious that all patient contact and patient records are strictly confidential.

Complaints Process

If you have a complaint, please notify the Practice Manager, Virginia Holding in the first instance, who will pass this on to the appropriate person.
The address for the Health Ombudsman is: P O Box 13281 George St, Brisbane, Qld., 4003.

Mixed Billing Options

Maleny Medical Centre is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, cost effective medical care. Private fee is a $40 gap on top of medicare rebate. Billing is at the Doctors discretion. We accept Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS. DVA, Pensioners, Health Care Card holders and children under 16 are bulk billed.

Additional Fees

There is a fee for completion of forms for use outside of the patient’s medical record, including: Insurance forms, private claim forms, employment forms.

Wound Management

A fee of $10 is applied for any wound dressings NOT associated with a minor procedure done at this practice.


Private influenza vaccinations attract a fee of $20 including GST.

Covid19 Vaccines Available

For Life-Threatening Emergencies, Call 000