Toowoomba and District Local Medical Association

Established soon after World War II as a branch of the Australian Medical Association, TDDLMA lays claim to being the oldest Local Medical Association in Queensland.

TDDLMA is an independent body, representing all doctors of the district (be they public or private, and belonging to any craft group).

Apart from representing the collective interests and concerns of its members, TDDLMA is active in promoting:

      • Postgraduate Education

      • Public Health Education in collaboration with NGO's and Voluntary Organisations

      • Health Planning in an advisory capacity with Queensland Health

      • Social Events including Welcome Functions for New Doctors, LMA Golf Day, and others.

Please join and become involved.

Annual General Meeting

13 October 2021

The TDDLMA AGM took place on October 2021. We were very fortunate to be joined by AMAQ president Dr Chris Perry and AMAQ Donws/West representative. We were also fortunate to hear from Dr Liam Flynn - Darling Downs Public Health Unit.

Discussions ranged from the Wellcamp quarantine facility, border opening, the vaccine effort; to the proposed new Toowoomba Hospital, aged care beds and Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation.

Dr Peter Schindler has stepped down as treasurer, and we thank him for his many years in the role.

Your new committee is:

Dr Sally Sojan - President

Dr Peter Hopson - Secretary

Dr John Coghlan - Treasurer

Dr Melissa Hancock - Web/social media manager

Dr Andrew McAllister

Dr Peter Schindler

Dr Jeff Thompson

Dr Mark Wyche

Retired Doctors Group

A retired doctors group meets three monthly for lunch. Anyone who is eligible and interested in joining can email

Toowoomba Women Doctors Society (Retirees)

A retired female doctors group meets regularly. Please email: bettytanart at for more information.