Physiotherapy - Shellharbour Hospital - Outpatient Service


What the service is

Hospital based physiotherapy service for non-admitted patients of the Shellharbour region.

What we do

Our physiotherapy team works in partnership with our patients to prevent and treat disease and disability optimising physical function in the following areas:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Musculoskeletal

How to access this service

Written referral from General Practitioner (GP), Medical Specialist, Hospital Doctor, Physiotherapist and other specialised health care professionals.

What to expect

  • Individual sessions of goal based therapy with home exercise prescription 
  • Group exercise sessions may be offered for some conditions
  • Learn how to manage your condition independently

What to bring

Any recent scan results, appropriate clothing to visualise the area affected, Medicare card, appropriate footwear. Shoes should cover the toes and heel and be well fitting. (No thongs or floppy slippers). Bring any walking aids, glasses and hearing aids if required.

Contact Information

14B Bonaira Street,
Kiama NSW 2533
02 4232 0100

Monday – Friday by appointment only.
No appointments are available on weekends or after 4pm.

Please note Shellharbour Hospital Physiotherapy Outpatient Service is now operating from Kiama Integrated Primary and Community Health Centre.

How to get there, including by public transport 

Bus Premier Illawarra bus line route 71 goes from Stocklands Shellharbour and terminates 100m from the service (the old Kiama hospital bus stop). It is 1km from Kiama railway station.

Car parking

Available on Bonaira Street at the front of the centre or parking is also available at the rear.

Advice for disabled in getting to the service

There is community transport available through Kiama Council that will transport to the service for a small fee. Half price taxi vouchers are also available for pensioners through heir GP and RMS.

Rear of building parking has close level access to the centre.

Our Staff

Head of Discipline - Physiotherapy

Anne Smith is the Physiotherapy Head of Discipline for the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). She brings 27 years’ experience in Physiotherapy, having worked in a variety of settings including Hospital, community, and private.

Anne is responsible for providing professional leadership of Physiotherapy services across the LHD including Hospital and community based services.

The ISLHD Physiotherapy Department provides a broad range of clinical services and is committed to providing a comprehensive, professional and timely service.