Associate Professor Mathew Coleman is a Sydney born, WA and NSW-trained Psychiatrist whose work and travels have taken him all over the world but it was a pull to a regional way of life and drive to help rural communities with mental health issues that led him to reside in Albany.
Mathew is a highly experienced Psychiatrist having worked in the Northern Territory, NSW, WA, the United Kingdom and in Germany. He graduated in medicine from Flinders University of South Australia in 1998 before moving to Darwin to start his medical career. Having been an Australian Army Reserve Medical Officer for a short period, he then had 4 years of experience working with the British Army between 2003-2007. During this time he gained valuable experience working with military personnel, their families and veterans before returning to Australia.
During his travels, he was able to complete a Psychology Degree in addition to post graduate Health Management qualifications before returning to Australia to undertake further training in Psychiatry. He eventually completed sub-specialty qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry, in addition to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Sydney.
Five years ago he decided to make Albany home. Mathew and his family fell in love with the area from their first visit while living in Perth and wanted to be part of the close community it offers. They now live on a small farm where they attempt to farm sheep.
Mathew is currently a Consultant Psychiatrist with WA Country Health Service, and Clinical Academic and Associate Professor in Rural and remote Mental Health Practice with the Rural Clinical School of WA. In January, 2020 Mathew was appointed as a Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission. As a result of this appointment, Associate Professor Coleman currently has limited availability for new referrals.
Special Interests (specialties)
Fellow Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Member Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry RANZCP
Member Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry RANZCP
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Fees and Payment
Consultations at the Great Southern Specialist Centre are considered private.
Patients have the choice to be consulted at the Great Southern Specialist Centre where a consulting fee (AMA Rates) will be charged.
Fees will vary depending on the type of consultation.
New Patient Appointment – from $415 – $780
Follow Up Appointment – from $160 – $510
Bulk Billing or concessions are not available.
The administration staff will be happy to advise you of the consultation fee upon booking an appointment over the telephone.
Payment is required at the time of your appointment.
The administration team will make your medicare claim at the time of payment.
Make an Appointment
Once we have received a referral from your GP, Dr Coleman will assess your referral.
Not all patients referred are offered an appointment.
Those patients Dr Coleman determines should be seen at Community Mental health will be re-referred and the GP and patient are contacted and advised accordingly.
Upon booking, patients are advised of costs at the time of appointment.
For all appointment enquiries please contact the administration team at the Great Southern Specialist Centre.