Kelvale has been established in the Kelmscott area since 1966. Our doctors are all experienced practitioners with a wide range of skills.

Our core group of doctors have been practising at Kelvale for more than 20 years. This has given patients in Kelmscott and our local area over two decades of continuity in medical care.

We aim to we provide the highest quality of medical services. We believe this is evidenced by having been officially and continuously accredited since 2001.

You the patient are the most important visitor to our premises.

We place an emphasis on providing a high standard of care, expertise and service. We do not following the current trend of sacrificing quality care to cut costs.


Kelvale staff can assist with interpretation in the following languages:

  • Dr Leif Thonell - Swedish, Afrikaans and basic Zulu
  • Dr Michelle Skellern - Afrikaans
  • Dr Debbie Rori - Indonesian (Bahasa)
  • Dr Zhou Yang - Mandarin / Chinese
  • Dr Peter Lim - Malay (Chinese dialect) and Mandarin
  • Dr Kandiah Sritharan - Tamil
  • Rec Marysia - Polish

Telephone Interpreter Service:

Please advise the receptionist when making an appointment if you would like a Telephone Interpreter to be available for your consultation, and which language you require.

Sign Language

We have two staff members who are able to communicate in basic sign language - Matilda and Marysia (Reception Staff).


Kelvale provides wheelchair access throughout including to toilets and has ramps and railings to assist patients. We also provide a designated disabled parking area in close proximity to the entrance.

Our Principles:

At Kelvale we dedicate ourselves to the care of the sick and the well-being of the healthy.

  • We strive to increase our knowledge, understanding and skills throughout our professional lives
  • We aim to assist patients to make informed decisions that coincide with their own values and beliefs
  • We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all patients with dignity and respect
  • We seek to promote the advancement of medical knowledge through teaching and research

AGPAL Accredited:

Kelvale Medical Group is AGPAL accredited.

Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited is the market leader in providing quality accreditation to the national standards set out by the Royal Australian College of general Practioners.

The standards focus on patient safety and quality of health care delivered.

Obtaining AGPAL accreditation is not easy but Kelvale has been officially and continuously accredited since 2001.

Medical Education:

Kelvale welcomes and hosts medical students from the universities of Western Australia and Notre Dame, providing undergraduates with experience in Primary Care.

We mentor post graduate residents and registrars. This furthers their skills and expertise to prepare them for admission to the RACGP.

Kelvale’s Nursing Staff assist with medical student training. The Primary Care Nurses provide support and advice to nurses from other practices, and present at professional seminars.

Professional development seminars are held in Kelvale's conference rooms.

Three of Kelvale’s doctors are GP supervisors and one has been an examiner for the Membership exams of the RACGP.

Charitable Works:

Kelvale Staff participate in local charity events. For example, car boot sales have been held in the Kelvale car park to raise funds for the “Wheelchairs for Kids’ Organisation”, who build wheelchairs and send to children who are in need. Kelvale patients also assist the event by knitting and crocheting squares for blankets for the kids.

Every year the team at Kelvale participate in the HBF fun run and Oxfam ultra-marathon - hiking 100Kms in 24 hours through the Perth Hills and on the Bibbulman track.

Other charity fund raisers include Red Nose day, Jeans for Genes day, and Breast Cancer Awareness. Kelvale also hosts the Big Cuppa Morning Tea for patients and staff to raise money for the Cancer Foundation.


“Buy Local Policy"

Kelvale has been providing healthcare services to the Kelmscott community for 50 years.

As a local enterprise we believe absolutely in supporting other local enterprises and thereby the people who support us. The truth of this policy is evidenced by this website, which was designed by Lyn May of InSite Web Design in Armadale.

Likewise our computers are serviced and supported by a local business and our cabinet makers too are from this area.

We buy here because we believe in “Here”. Wherever possible, we buy from local suppliers, so apart from providing the best possible healthcare to our community, we also want to support our local community.

Kelvale is also proud to exhibit a rotation of paintings done by the Armadale Art Society.


Appointments can be booked during opening hours:

  • Mon to Fri - 7am to 7.30pm
  • Sat - 8.30am to 2pm
  • Sun - 9am to 11am
  • P/Hols - 9am to 11am

Walk-ins are also welcome:

  • Mon to Fri - 7am to 7.30am
  • Mon to Fri - 5pm - 7.30pm
  • Sat - 8.30am to 2pm
  • Sun - 9am - 11am
  • P/Hols - 9am - 11am

Please advise the receptionist if you require an extended appointment due to multiple medical problems or an examination for insurance, superannuation, driving medical, worker compensation, motor vehicle accident etc.

Also please make a separate booking for each family member to be seen.

Consistent with our commitment to quality care, this practice has developed a policy to protect patient privacy in compliance with privacy legislation.

Ask your doctor for a copy of our policy or click on the link below.

Privacy Policy