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Clinical Services: How to be referred

Epilepsy Outpatient Clinic:

Your doctor can refer you to the Epilepsy clinic.  Appointments are made by telephoning outpatient bookings on (03) 9496 2444.

First Seizure Clinic:

Your doctor or the Emergency Room doctor can refer you by calling the Epilepsy or Neurology Registrar at Austin Health (9496 5000). If appropriate, the Registrar will arrange an urgent EEG. After the EEG, the patient is to make an appointment at the clinic. This is normally within two weeks of the EEG. Information on how to make an appointment will be given to the patient at the time of the EEG. The clinic is run on a Tuesday morning at the Repatriation Hospital campus, Outpatient Department, Clinic B.

Inpatient Comprehensive Epilepsy Program:

Your doctor will need to send a referral to one of our neurologists, who will determine whether inpatient evaluation is necessary or requires an initial outpatient assessment. If so, your information will be passed on to the Epilepsy Liaison Nurse, Penny Kincade, who will arrange the appointments for you.  For more information on inpatient assessment, please contact Penny on (03) 9496 5791 or at penny.kincade@austin.org.au.


For Clinical Anti-Epileptic Drug Trials:

If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in one of our clinical trials please contact the Clinical Trials section of the Epilepsy Research Centre on (03) 9035 7116 or email Paul Lightfoot at paulal@unimelb.edu.au.


Research Programs:

For general research enquiries: If you would like to know more about the Epilepsy Research Centre or current research projects you can:

Call us at: +613 9035 7330 or 7344
Please note office hours for enquiries are 9:00am to 5:00pm, but phone messages can be left on an answering machine.

E-mail us at: epilepsy-austin@unimelb.edu.au
If your inquiry is for a particular member of staff please mark your email for their attention in the subject line.

Fax us at: +613 9496 2291

Write to us or visit us at:

Epilepsy Research Centre
Level 2, Melbourne Brain Centre
245 Burgundy Street
Austin Health
Victoria 3084


Getting here:

    Our address is given above. See also Melway's map reference 31-J4, or Google maps below.

    Note: 245 Burgundy Street is on the south side of Burgundy Street, approximately opposite Powlett St.
    It is also just west of the Austin Hospital Emergency Department
    (i.e. the next building up the hill from the Harold Stokes Building)

  • Transport and Parking at Austin Hospital



Useful documents:



University of Melbourne at Austin Health

Austin Health

Florey Neurosciences Institute

Royal Children's Hospital Children's Epilepsy Program

Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria

Epilepsy Action, Australia

Neurosciences Centre of Clinical Research Excellence

International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) - Classification and Terminology of Seizures and Epilepsies



Created: 15 Sept 2003
Last modified: 1 Feb 2012
Authorised by: Prof Sam Berkovic
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