About Us


Established in the 1920s by Dr Basil Hallion in North Fremantle, Canning Medical Centre has been providing trusted healthcare services in the area for around 90 years. The practice was later passed on to Dr Max Canning in the 1950s, who was instrumental in building the current medical centre on High Street.

Assisted by a team of fellow doctors, Dr Canning continued to work in Canning Medical Centre until his death in 1995. His commitment to both the individual patient and the community as a whole lives on through the present-day medical team, which provides the same high-quality healthcare.

In 2017 the practice undertook a complete renovation internally and externally, the renovation will ensure the continuance of the quality healthcare that Canning Medical Centre has provided over the past fifty years.

Our ethos:

Canning Medical Centre is committed to providing comprehensive continuing general practice care to all individuals and families in the local community. We greatly value our patients, and as such, all consultations and medical records are kept strictly confidential.


All of the doctors at Canning Medical Centre have an active commitment to continuing medical education and quality assurance. view our doctors

Registrar doctors

As Canning Medical Centre is a teaching practice, registrar doctors are also available for patients to see.


Our trained and experienced reception staff are happy to assist you with anything you need. Our Practice Manager, is also available to help with any administration or account matters.

At Canning Medical Centre, we also provide professional psychology services through Maria Calalesina, who has experience in working therapeutically with children, adolescents and adults.


Appointments are normally made at 15 minutes intervals, so you can usually be with the doctor for 10 to 15 minutes. If you need a longer appointment, please discuss this with the receptionist prior to making an appointment. Appointments can be made by phone, via our website or in person.

If the matter is urgent, we’ll do our best to fit in those patients who present at the medical centre without an appointment.

Our practice provides for the communication needs of patients who are Non-English speaking and/or who have a communication impairment. Please notify reception if you or one of your family members requires assistance in this area.

Please note that children will always be seen with or without an appointment in urgent cases.


As a centrally located medical centre, patients can access a wide range of expert medical services in the immediate vicinity. This includes facilities such as pathology collection points, as well as specialist services from radiologists, physiotherapists and many more other allied health professionals.


There are parking bays located behind the medical centre available for visiting patients. Access is either from High Street via a laneway between numbers 201 and 203, or via the laneway off Holdsworth Street. There is also two-hour street parking available along High Street or the Parry Street Car Park, which provides all-day parking, with the first hour free. view in google maps