Dr Rachael Anforth
Specialist Dermatologist

BAppSci, BMed, PhD, FACD


ACT Dermatology continues to abide by Covid safe protocols. There is reduced waiting room capacity and a limit to the number of people per consultation room. Please monitor advice from ACT Health and DO NOT attend the practice if you are unwell or required to isolate. If you phone (02 6247 5429) or email us (reception@actdermatology.com.au) and we will reschedule your appointment. We apologise for any inconvenience. 


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, Clinical Senior Lecturer at ANU 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

  • Hair loss

  • Acne and Rosacea

  • Rashes including eczema and psoriasis

    • Biologic treatments

  • 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 management (including keloid and acne scarring)

  • Iontophoresis

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Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr Rachael Anforth offers the following cosmetic procedures

  • Medical grade chemical peels

  • Microneedling (SkinPen®)

  • Anti-wrinkle treatments 







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

A referral from a general practitioner is required to see Dr Anforth. Please email your referral to referrals@actdermatology.com.au. All referrals are triaged and, if appropriate, appointments offered in order of urgency. Please note that Dr Anforth is currently receiving a large volume of referrals and has a long wait list. As a result referrals assessed as non-urgent may not be able to be accommodated.

ACT Dermatology
Suite 6, 5 McKay Gardens
Canberra, ACT2612

Ph: (02) 6247 5429

Fax: (02) 6247 3621


Consulting Hours

Monday and Wednesday: 8:30am - 4pm

Every Second Thursday: 9:30pm - 2pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 3pm
Sat and Sun: Closed