As well as specialist consultation, diagnostic and management services other specialised dermatology services are provided including:

  • Phototherapy
  • Laser
  • Iontophoresis
  • Skin patch testing

Note: Skin lesions requiring excision can also be referred within the Metro North Hospital and Health Service area to General Surgical at the Caboolture Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital if these locations are closer to home.

Paediatric services

Referrals for children and young people should follow the Children’s Health Queensland referral guidelines.

Emergency department referrals

All urgent cases must be discussed with the on call Dermatology Registrar to obtain appropriate prioritisation and treatment. Contact through:

  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (07) 3646 8111

Urgent cases accepted via phone must be accompanied with a written referral and a copy faxed immediately to the Central Patient Intake Unit: 1300 364 952.

If any of the following are present or suspected, phone 000 to arrange immediate transfer to the emergency department or seek emergent medical advice if in a remote region.


  • Severe blistering, purpuric or pustular drug eruptions, toxic epidermal necrolysis, Sweet’s Disease, cellulitis, severe bullous eruptions
  • Stevens Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme
  • Erythroderma, pustular psoriasis, acne fulminans
  • Eczema herpeticum, infections with immunosuppression


  • All other drug eruptions
  • Atypical pigmented lesions
  • Suspected melanoma
  • Acute contact dermatitis
  • Keratoacanthoma

An inpatient bed may not be possible or relevant once the patient has been assessed by the Dermatology Medical Officer on call.  Therefore please ensure that if your patient comes from outside of the metropolitan area that your referral includes travel, accommodation and escort arrangements.

Out of scope services

The following conditions are not seen by Dermatology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and should be referred elsewhere.  These include:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Medicare ineligible patients
  • Aesthetic consultation/surgery

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Send referral

Hotline: 1300 364 938

Fax: 1300 364 952

Electronic: eReferral system

Mail: Metro North Central Patient Intake
Aspley Community Centre
776  Zillmere Road

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