Dr Rachael Anforth
Specialist Dermatologist

BAppSci, BMed, PhD, FACD

Attention: We are open and operating as normal. 


ACT Dermatology continues to abide by social distancing and hand hygiene protocols. Due to the reduced capacity of our waiting room, please attend alone or with a single carer. You may be required to check in and wait in your car or outside until your appointment time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please DO NOT attend ACT Dermatology if you are required to isolate or are unwell. If you phone (02 6247 5429) or email us (reception@actdermatology.com.au) and we will reschedule your appointment. 

About Dr Rachael Anforth

Dr Rachael Anforth is a Specialist Dermatologist and Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists based in Canberra ACT.


After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Newcastle in 2008, Dr Anforth completed her Intern and Resident years at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. Following this Dr Anforth completed a PhD in the skin side effects of BRAF Inhibitors used in the treatment of melanoma through the University of Sydney and Western Clinical School (Westmead Hospital), while concurrently participating in a number of clinical trials and research projects all within the Dermatology field. In particular Dr Anforth was involved in the diagnosis and management of skin toxicities of systemic oncology agents and has published widely on this topic.

Dr Anforth undertook her specialist training in adult and paediatric dermatology throughout NSW/ACT including Orange Dermatology, The Skin Hospital Darlinghurst, St Vincents Hospital, The Canberra Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. 

Dr Anforth is involved in teaching of medical students and mentoring of junior doctors. She is a Staff Specialist at The Canberra Hospital and a member of the Australian Medical Association.



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Adult and Paediatric Dermatology

Dr Rachael Anforth is qualified in all areas of Adult and Paediatric Dermatology, including but not limited to:

  • Skin cancer detection and surveillance

  • Rashes including eczema and psoriasis

    • Biologic treatments

  • Hair and nail abnormalities

  • Acne and Rosacea

  • Pigmentary disorders such as vitiligo

  • Blistering disorders

  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

  • Vulval dermatology


Surgical and Procedural Dermatology

Dr Rachael Anforth offers the following procedures

  • Skin biopsy

  • Excision of skin cancers including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas

  • Cryotherapy (freezing)

  • Phototherapy (Narrowband UVB)

  • Photodynamic therapy

  • Intralesional steroid injections

  • Scar and wound management (including acne scarring)

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Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr Rachael Anforth offers the following cosmetic procedures

  • Medical grade chemical peels

  • Microneedling (SkinPen®)







Please note: an initial consultation will be required prior to cosmetic treatments to determine if the treatment is suitable and safe for you.

Contact Me

Dr Rachael Anforth is accepting referrals for new patients. Please email to referrals@actdermatology.com.au. Referrals are triaged and appointments offered in order of urgency.

ACT Dermatology
Suite 6, 5 McKay Gardens
Canberra, ACT2612

Ph: (02) 6247 5429

Fax: (02) 6247 3621


Consulting Hours

Monday and Wednesday: 8am - 4pm

Friday: 8am - 3pm
Sat and Sun: Closed


©2020 by Dr Rachael Anforth.