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Mater Outpatient Clinic Waitlist Times - public patients

This information is intended to provide transparency about our service and support your clinical decisions and your conversations with patients around referral pathway options and expectations of care.

The data is supported by Mater’s Referral Guidelines  that provide essential details regarding our access to public outpatient specialist services, our teams of clinicians and the required clinical work up prior to referral.

Our service aims to see all patients within target timeframes and we are always working to reduce waiting times for appointments. Some services have a higher demand than others. This may impact our capacity to see patients within these timeframes, and may result in longer waiting times for some clinics.

Outpatient Specialist Clinics Activity

Clinical urgency categories have been defined for use in outpatient services delivered in Queensland publicly funded hospitals. These categories support safe and equitable prioritisation of appointments. 

Clinical categories are based on the information provided in a referral.

Each clinical categoryu has a target timeframe for outpatient clinic appointments to ensure safe care. The category target timeframes are:

  • Category 1 (Urgent): Appointment within 30 days
  • Category 2 (Priority): Appointment within 90 days
  • Category 3 (Routine): Appointment within 365 days

Mater Hospital Brisbane provides waitlist data for publicly funded activity to the Queensland Government for inclusion in performance reporting against Queensland Health outpatient waitlist data and benchmarks.  Please note that catchment criteria applies to referrals for Mater Hospital Brisbane. Patients who reside outside the Mater SEQ Catchment (which includes Metro South HHS and West Moreton HHS) may not be accepted.

View Mater Hospital Brisbane Specialist Outpatient clinic activity and waitlist data


Please note: Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane run outpatient clinics for Cystic fibrosis, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology, Mater Young Adult Support Unit, Post cancer treatment, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Craniofacial, Respiratory, Rheumatology, Stuttering and Urology.

Patient access for these clinics is via the standard Mater Hospital Brisbane Outpatient Clinic referral. Referrals for the young adults will be allocated to the appropriate clinic during the triage process. These clinics generally have a shorter waitlist time than the adult outpatient clinics.


If you have any feedback, would like to be part of ongoing collaborative initiatives or have any enquiries regarding Mater’s referral process please contact: [email protected]

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