Barbara Walker Centre for Pain Management (BWCPM)

Service overview

The Barbara Walker Centre for Pain Management is an ambulatory (outpatient) inter-disciplinary service that provides assessment and treatment for patients with persistent and complex pain and its consequent disability. We work as an integrated team to assist people to improve their function, return to valued activities and to reduce the impact of persistent pain.

Team members (Clinical)

  • Pain Medicine Physicians
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Clinical Nurse Consultants
  • Allied Health Assistant

Service delivery

We offer multi-disciplinary assessment followed by treatment planning. Our programs include individual and group pain management programs.

Eligibility criteria

Referrals are assessed against the statewide referral criteria – refer to

We accept referrals for persistent or chronic pain:

  • that requires complex medication management
  • neuropathic pain
  • in cancer survivors
  • post-surgical or post-traumatic pain
  • primary pain
  • secondary headache or orofacial pain
  • secondary musculoskeletal pain
  • visceral pain
  • secondary to COVID-19 infection

    AND meeting the referral criteria as outlined below:

  • persistent or chronic pain (> 3 months duration) with symptoms that impact on daily activities including impact on work, study, school or carer role
  • adequate trial of treatment / work up prior to referral
  • at risk of functional or psychological deterioration, or medication dependence
  • willing to explore living well with pain and is willing to learn to self-manage ongoing pain.

Referral process

A medical referral is required for attendance to BWCPM. Refer directly via email or fax.

Contact details

E:; F: 92314660; Ph: 9231 4681