Dr Jamal Rifi is our principal GP who has over 30 years’ experience in General Practice. Dr Rifi provides much more than just medical care to the people in his community. He is also a voice against social injustice, and stands against hatred and intolerance in our communities.

He graduated in 1990 from Sydney university and carried out his internship at Wollongong hospital. He completed his residency in the then newly established Fairfield Hospital in 1991.

Dr Rifi obtained his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1996.


In 2007 he was recognised for his community work when he received the Human Rights and equal opportunity Award for the promotion and advancement of human rights in the Australian Community.

In 2009 he was the recipient of the Australian of the year award.  Local Hero Category.
Dr Rifi is a proud father to 5 children and 3 gorgeous granddaughters. His commitment to his family did not go unrecognised; he was awarded the 2015 Australian Father of the year award.

A passionate community and family man whose efforts to build bridges, speak out against injustice and provide quality medical care to all who see him Dr Rifi was awarded with a 2017 Order of Australia Medal.

Despite his busy community work schedule, his patients come first and he will always go above and beyond to provide excellence in healthcare to all.