About Us

We are located in the picturesque village of Evandale in Northern Tasmania, founded in 2023 by Vasuki and Darren. Prior to the founding of Evandale General Practice, Vasuki and Darren worked in a number of surgeries/hospitals around Tasmania allowing them to provide the highest level of medical excellence to the Evandale Community with a combined 30 years of experience between them.

GP Services

Regardless of your preferred language, we can help you to arrange an interpreter through TIS to assist with any language barriers during your consultation.
We provide video and phone consults and all walk in patients will be triaged and treated accordingly.

We provide a Full Range of GP Services
  • Chronic Medical Conditions [Eg Diabetes, Asthma, Heart Disease, Lung Disease]
  • Childhood Medicine and Vaccinations
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Preventative Medicine and Screening [eg Cervical Screening]
  • Minor Surgery
  • Acute illnesses and Injuries
  • Contraception and Sexual Health
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Mental Healthcare including Mental Health Care Planning
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Travel Health and Travel Vaccinations
  • Pre-employment Medicals
  • Driver’s Licence Medicals [Commercial and Private Standards]
  • Health Assessments and Care Planning
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy [MTOP]

Additional Services

At Evandale General Practice there are a number of additional services available for your convenience. These include access to a chemist located within our premises for easy fulfillment of scripts as well as pathology services.

Chemist

Team Members

At Evandale General Practice we only hire the most qualified staff to ensure that every patient recieves the highest quality of care available. Our medical professionals are fully qualified to provide you with the best care available.

Dr Vasuki Annamalai

MBBCh (Ireland) BAO FRACGP

Dr Vasuki Annamalai was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka and is of Tamil descent. Her Father was a Barrister and advocate for minority rights and her mother was a teacher. She is fluent in Tamil and English. She graduated from the National University of Ireland (Royal College of Surgeons) in Ireland in 2004, before Interning in Singapore. Working at Changi General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, an 830 bed Major obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatric centre and Singapore General Hospital a Major tertiary referral hospital. Arriving in Australia in 2006 she worked at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH). From 2006 to 2008 Dr Annamalai worked within the Obstetrics team at the LGH. In 2008 she moved to New Zealand working ostensibly in Obstetrics and General Practice. In 2011 Dr Annamalai returned to Australia working in General Practice in the local Launceston area before returning to the LGH in the Emergency Department where she met her nurse husband to be, Darren. In 2013 she moved to Hobart working in the Stroke/Neurology team. In 2014 a return to General Practice in and around Launceston, marrying Darren in 2016. In 2017 Dr Annamalai and her Husband moved to Rural NSW, where she worked as a solo GP while also providing on call emergency and in patient care at the local hospital. In 2018 she moved to Tamworth NSW, working in General Practice in Werris Creek. Dr Annamalai has 2 children both born in Tamworth. At the end of 2020 Dr Annamalai and her family returned home to Tasmania with their 2 children. In 2021 she became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, obtaining her Specialist registration with AHPRA. She is an avid powerlifter, loves bushwalking, enjoys all the beauty Tasmania has to offer and loves Family Life where a balance is very important to her. A lesson learnt via her journey in Medicine. She is a fierce advocate for Primary care, her patients and nurturing the next generation of medical graduates towards a career in General Practice.

Darren Bowkett (RN)

Darren was born in Launceston and grew up in the Northern suburbs. He attended Rocherlea Primary School, Brooks High, Alanvale College and went on to complete his Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Tasmania. His Father was a Painter and Decorator and his Mother a Diversional Therapist. Darren worked as Registered Nurse at the Launceston General Hospital from 2007 to 2017 and again from 2021 to 2022. The Majority of that time was spent working in the Emergency Department. In 2012 he met Vasuki who was at the time a Registrar in the Emergency department. They went on to marry in 2016 and now have 2 beautiful children. Between 2017 and 2020 a move to the Mainland saw him working in Rural NSW, in towns such as Wee Waa (Cotton Capital of Australia), Narrabri, Tamworth (Country Music Capital) and Werris Creek. During that time working mainly in Emergency Departments (small and big) but a stint in General Practice working with Vasuki as her practice nurse. A stint that fired his interest in primary care which still remains. He returned to Tasmania in 2020 with his family. Since Late 2022 he has been working in Urgent Care, a role he has embraced and enjoyed. When time permits he loves to bush walk and really just be in nature. He loves to spend as much time with family and like Vasuki that balance between work and family life is very important. “Tasmania is home for me and that feeling is very strongly imbedded in me”.

Mrs Letitia Woodroff

Practice Manager

Meet Letitia, a warm and friendly soul whose life journey has been nothing short of fascinating. She kicked off her educational adventure at Campbell Town District High School, where she not only learned but also made lifelong memories.

At the tender age of 16, Letitia set off on a quest for knowledge and self-improvement. She earned certificates in business and administration, as well as advanced medical terminology, all while pursuing her dream career in the medical field.

Letitia's professional life has been a thrilling ride through the world of healthcare. She's explored the intricacies of nuclear medicine and radiology, dived into the day-to-day workings of a general medical practice, and even taken on the challenging role of managing a respiratory Covid clinic during the pandemic. Her adaptability and unwavering dedication have made her a trusted figure in every role she's tackled.

When she's not immersed in her work, Letitia is all about community and connection. You'll often find her cheering passionately for her local rugby team, showing off her community spirit. Family is the heartbeat of her life, and she savors every moment spent with her loved ones. And let's not forget her delightful talent in the kitchen – she bakes up a storm, bringing smiles to the faces of family, friends, and lucky colleagues.

Letitia's journey from her school days to her impactful work in the medical field, her commitment to her community, and her knack for creating delicious treats paint a picture of a truly well-rounded and friendly individual. She's an inspiration, both personally and professionally, and always ready with a warm smile and a helping hand.

Join Our Team!

Are you a passionate and dedicated doctor looking for a rewarding career opportunity? Evandale General Practice is seeking talented individuals to join our team. We are committed to providing high-quality healthcare to our community and fostering a supportive work environment for our staff. If you're interested in joining our team, we'd love to hear from you! Please submit your CV and cover letter using the form below. We look forward to reviewing your application and exploring the possibility of you becoming part of our team at Evandale General Practice.

Our Fees

Bulk billing is offered to children 10years and younger with a HCC and patients 75years and older with a pension card. Both groups need to be registered to be a patient of Evandale General Practice under the MyMedicare program. Bulk billing is also available for all DVA gold card holders and health assessments.

Consultations include in person, phone and video appointments

Description Time Frame Our Consultation Fee Your Medicare Rebate Your Out of pocket
Consultation 23A <15 min $98.20 $41.40 $56.80
Consultation 23B 16-20 min $118.20 $41.40 $76.80
Consultation 36A 21 - 30 min $160.40 $80.10 $80.30
Consultation 36B 31-40 min $180.40 $80.10 $100.30
Consultation 44 41-60min $240.60 $118.00 $122.60
Consultation 123 >60min $313.80 $191.20 $122.60
MTOP 31-40min $180.40 $80.10 $100.30