Practice Manager – Lauren Parker

Lauren has worked in Paediatric administration for the past five years having previously worked at St John of God Hospital.  More recently, she has taken over the position of practice manager, a role in which she takes great pride.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and working on her recently built house.

Lauren has been employed for her superior intellect, wit and ability to manage the idiosyncrasies and personalities of ten demanding paediatricians.


Administrative Staff


Abbey joined the Paediatrics Ballarat Administration team following seven years experience in reception, customer service and team management.   Born and raised in Ballarat, Abbey enjoys spending time with her partner and their four-legged fur baby as well as reading, walking and dining out with friends.

Abbey is currently completing her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and will be delighted to work with you and your family.


Georgia has a natural rapport with children, so joining the Paediatrics Ballarat Administration team was a clear career choice. She brings more than four years’ experience in medical and financial administration and a desire to learn more about the medical care of our young charges.

Georgia enjoys everything that is Ballarat, including walking the lake and keeping fit, and spends any spare time fine-tuning her flair for interior decorating. She has a bright, friendly smile that will instantly put you and your family at ease.


Melissa brings with her over 20 years’ experience in reception and holds qualifications in dental nursing and pathology collection. Prior to joining the administration team at Paediatrics Ballarat on a part-time basis, Melissa spent a number of years working as an integration aide with primary school aged children.

A busy mother to three lovely kids, she enjoys spending her (limited) spare time at the beach in summer and is a snowboarding enthusiast in winter. She is passionate about all aspects of children’s health and well being, and will go above and beyond to help you with your concerns or enquiries, all the while with cheer in her voice and a smile on her face.


Kate is the newest addition to the Reception team at Paediatrics Ballarat and joins us from Wednesday to Friday. She has 4 years’ experience in reception and accounting administration and brings with her a calm and compassionate nature.

She is extremely efficient and is very particular in anything that she does. In her spare time, Kate runs her own candle business and enjoys tearing up the netball and basketball courts.