Epworth Allergy Specialists



Epworth Allergy Specialists was established in 2010 by Dr Joanne Smart to provide a comprehensive service for children and adults with allergic and immune disorders.

It is the only private practice in Australia that has the capacity to provide a day stay inpatient admission service for the safe administration of food and medication challenges as well as subcutaneous immunotherapy and intra-dermal testing.

Our doctors take pride in caring for patients with allergic disease including:

  • anaphylaxis
  • urticaria
  • food allergy
  • eczema
  • asthma
  • allergic rhinitis
  • insect-sting allergy
  • drug allergy

Our commitment is to deliver the best possible care for patients and their families.


Adult and paediatric patients


Our clinic sees adult and paediatric patients with food allergy (both IgE and non-IgE mediated food allergy), anaphylaxis, eczema, urticaria (hives), allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, drug allergy and insect sting allergy.  Our doctors are also qualified in the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and management of immunodeficiency disorders.



Epworth Richmond

Phone: 03 9426 6888

Fax: 03 9426 6889
Email: allergyspecialists@epworth.org.au
Address: Suite G.3, 34 Erin Street Richmond VIC 3121

Epworth Geelong

Allergy services are also available at Epworth Geelong.




Patients require a valid referral to be seen by our doctors.

Please note that Dr Joanne Smart triages all of her referrals before an appointment is made. Please email all referrals to allergyreferrals@epworth.org.au. You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt. Or you may fax your referral to 03 9426 6889.

Referrals to other Doctors can be brought on the day of appointment. Referrals are not required to be seen by our Nurse Practitioners.




All accounts are payable on the day of appointments and inpatient services.


Fees are above the Medicare schedule fee, which means an out of pocket expense will be incurred. Payments can be made by credit card/EFTPOS, cheque and cash.  Epworth Allergy Specialists is linked with HIC Online and can therefore claim Medicare rebates on your behalf.  Please note Medicare rebates can only be claimed if the patient has a valid referral.


Parking and transport options



Read more about directions and parking at Epworth Allergy Specialists in Richmond, Victoria.

We offer a discounted parking rate for all inpatient services. This can be collected on discharge from the clinic’s reception staff.

Limited off-street parking is also available. Please take note of the indicated maximum parking times and council restrictions.


Public transport


If you are coming to Epworth Richmond from the city by tram, catch tram 48 towards North Balwyn from Collins Street or tram 75 towards East Burwood from Flinders Street and get off at tram stop number 15 - on Bridge Road.


By train the closest station to Epworth Richmond is West Richmond station which is on the South Morang and Hurstbridge Lines. Richmond station on Swan Street is a 15 minute walk away.

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