About Bay Medical Group

Redefining healthcare. We are committed to providing affordable services to as many people as possible.

Bay Medical Group endeavours to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness. We are committed to the Port Stephens Community by promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to all patients. We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all patients with dignity and respect.

The Nelson Bay Medical Centre was the first practice on the Tomaree Peninsula.  It was started some years after World War II when Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay were host to allied naval forces. Over the years, as the area has grown, practices were opened at Salamander Bay and Soldiers Point.

Our surgeries provide for the medical needs of the local population and visitors who may require attention. We are an accredited practice and are dedicated to the training and support of medical students and registrars.

Bay Medical Group has recently had to make the difficult decision to close our oldest site located at 39 Stockton St, Nelson Bay. Unfortunately, the reality is that in Port Stephens, attracting Australian trained General Practitioners (GPs) is difficult.

We actively seek Australian trained GPs. If you are interested in joining our medical team please click here to contact us.

Internationally trained GPs are only able to work in areas with Distribution Priority Area (DPA) status as determined by the Government. Our local area was reclassified in 2019 and therefore it restricts our ability to engage new internationally trained GPs.


The Nelson Bay Medical Centre opened its doors in the 1950s, after World War II when Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay were host to allied naval forces. 


Soldiers Point Medical Centre and Salamander Medical Centre opened its doors.


The Salamander Medical Centre moved location from the Salamander Shopping Centre to a new purpose built medical precinct at 6 Central Ave. This new facility provides GP services, after-hours GP services, Imaging, Pathology, Pharmacy and a cafe for our patients in one central location.


The partners have made the difficult decision to close our Nelson Bay site indefinitely. Unfortunately it has become too difficult to maintain our 3 locations so we will consolidate down to 2 sites.