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Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

The Orthopaedic Team provides a rehabilitation service for people who have experienced an orthopaedic injury or who are recovering from orthopaedic surgery.  We work with people to deliver goal-focused and time-limited rehabilitation. 

Rehabilitation appointments are provided within the Community Rehabilitation Centres at Belmont and in North Geelong (McKellar Centre) and can also be provided at the client’s home or in the local community. 

The Community Rehabilitation Centres have purpose built gyms, access to specialist rehabilitation equipment and customised clinical treatment spaces.  Hydrotherapy is also available to people as part of their physiotherapy program. 

Client appointments can be individual or within a group and are based around the person’s goals for recovery and rehabilitation.  

The Orthopaedic Team is made up of medical, nursing and allied health professionals from the following backgrounds: rehabilitation medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, recreation therapy and social work.  Clients may work with one or more health professional depending on their needs and goals for recovery.


There is no out of pocket cost for appointments. 

The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkSafe will cover the cost of rehabilitation for people with an approved claim. 

How to refer

A General Practitioner (GP), medical specialist or any health professional can make a referral. Referrals are received by our two services in Belmont and in North Geelong.  Clients will be offered the service closest to their home:

For people living closest to Belmont:

Email:     [email protected]

Fax:         (03) 4215 6839

Post:       Belmont Community Rehabilitation Centre

                1-17 Reynolds Road, Belmont 3216

                 PO Box 281, Geelong VIC 3220

Electronic referral:  referralNET (Geelong region only)

Phone:   4215 7000

For people living closest to North Geelong:

Email:     [email protected]

Fax:         (03) 4215 6376

Post:       McKellar Community Rehabilitation Centre

                45-95 Ballarat Road, North Geelong 3215

                PO Box 281, Geelong VIC 3220

Electronic referral:  referralNET (Geelong region only).

Phone:   4215 5301

In your referral, please include a summary of the person’s medical diagnosis, current symptoms and issues, goals for rehabilitation and any relevant risks. 

All referrals are triaged and if not suitable for community rehabilitation, the referral may be forwarded on to a more appropriate service or feedback provided to the referrer.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 12 September 2023