Australian Cranial Facial Unit outpatient service in CALHN

The Australian Cranial Facial Unit is dedicated to the humane delivery of Health care to patients with craniofacial conditions, by pursuit of excellence in the clinical, scientific and educational disciplines necessary to advance the treatment of those so affected. 

The fundamental purpose of the unit is to ensure that patients can ultimately assume a place in society with renewed hope and restored dignity.

Craniofacial surgery is concerned with the treatment of patients with rare and/or complex congenital or acquired anomalies which together affect the head and face.

The Australian Craniofacial Unit treats people with a wide range of craniofacial disorders such as:

  • Distortion of the skull and facial shape (craniosynostosis)
  • Cleft lip and palate deformities through to deep facial clefts
  • Facial growth anomalies
  • Tumours which require removal followed by reconstructive work
  • Trauma cases that require reconstruction

Some conditions are present at birth, while others, such as tumours and malignant growths, may develop later in life

The Australian Craniofacial Unit believes that a multidisciplinary approach is the cornerstone of patient care and provides the best outcome for patients with craniofacial disorders.  This approach gives an opportunity for all aspects of patient care to be considered when making decisions regarding future treatment and resultant outcomes.

Appointment location

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)

Outpatient Department, Level 3, Wing 6.
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road SA 5000



Mr Mark Moore – Head of Unit

Professor Peter Anderson
Mr Walter Flapper

Mr Vani Prasad Atluri

Clinics at RAH

  • General consultant outpatient clinics operate Wednesday morning at 9.00am. 

  • Trauma clinic operates Thursday morning at 8.00am

Please Note: The Australian Craniofacial Unit treats both children and adults. 

GP information

Refer your patient

Fax referral to us

We accept GP, private specialist and other health professional referrals to this service. 
Any adult who would like an opinion or is concerned about their facial appearance is eligible to attend. A medical referral is required.

All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. 

For urgent referrals please contact the craniofacial fellow on (08) 7074 0000.  

To make a referral

Fax or email the referral letter to the Australian Craniofacial Unit.

RAH Fax: (08) 7074 6247

Telephone: (08) 7074 2390


Essential referral content

To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details.  

Demographic Clinical
Date of birth Reason for referral
Contact details (including mobile phone) Duration of symptoms
Referring GP details Relevant pathology and imaging reports
Interpreter requirements Past medical history
Medicare number Current medications

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Patient information

How to access the clinic

Referral from your GP

You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. Once this referral has been received an appointment or schedule of appointments is arranged.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.

  • Outpatient map – RAH

Useful links

Management protocols from WCH 

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