Dr Peter Larkins

Specialist Sports & Exercise Physician, Lead Clinician – Sports Medicine Epworth, Media Commentator, Health Advocate, Corporate Speaker & MC

Dr Peter Larkins

Dr. Peter Larkins has been involved in the health and fitness field for his entire life. His work has always been directed toward the pursuit of high-performance results.

His experience incorporates time as an international competitor at Olympic, Commonwealth and World Cup events, through to working as a medical specialist in sport and exercise and now as a consultant in high performance and the promotion of healthy living options.

After qualifying with degrees in both medicine and sport science Peter has worked in a wide range of professional areas as a specialist medical practitioner, health educator, strategy adviser to both state and federal government and private organisations and also as an administrator at Board and Committee level for multiple sport and medical organisations.

He has extensive experience in the media as a spokesperson on health and fitness topics and has regularly been sought out by programs such as Four Corners, 7.30 Report, Today Show, Sunrise, 60 minutes, Insight and A Current Affair.

Peter has also worked as a specialist media commentator in sport particularly in the AFL, working with Channel 9, channel 7, and Fox Footy as well as radio roles with Triple M and 3AW. He has appeared as a regular panelist with the Footy Show, Sunday Footy Show and AFL Game Day . Peter has authored hundreds of articles on sports injury and health-related fitness topics for newspapers, journals and magazines.

He has also served as a team doctor with a wide range of sports including the Australian track and field, cricket, triathlon and lacrosse teams at the World Cup, World Championship and Commonwealth Games events. He has been a team doctor for both Geelong and Adelaide in the AFL and was a senior Team Leader for the provision of medical services at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.


Peter is a former National President of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), the peak advisory body on health and fitness in Australia.

He has also been National Vice President of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) and served on many administrative committees and working parties for Government and professional health, fitness and medical organisations over the past 30 years.

Peter is one of Australia’s most senior specialist sports and exercise physicians and established the first solo private sports physician practice in Australia in 1980.

His focus now is in utilising his unique professional background in the health industry to promote healthy living at all levels of the community and workplace.

  • Health Living – the secret to Aging Youthfully
  • Asset Protection – how to manage your best asset – your personal health
  • How to Live to a Healthy 100 and Beyond
  • Workplace productivity through healthy living practices.
  • Exercise is Medicine – lifestyle healthy living tips
  • Managing your joints- arthritis advice for all
  • Men’s Health – it’s not just about Men !
  • Common Sports Injuries
  • The Science of Sport Success
  • Doping in World Sport  – history and current challenges
  • MORE BRIEF PRESENTATIONS e.g.  Value of Sleep , Mental Health, Heart Health, Knee  problems,  Back pain, Hip pain, Why Strength training ?

“I have known Dr. Peter Larkins for many years. When it comes to helping people understand their health, there is no better person than Peter to simplify and articulate the issues and the solutions Peter has a natural affinity with people. He relates to everyone and is a clear, powerful and brilliant presenter. He simplifies the complex and helps everyone understand the basics of health. Years of experience and research ensure Peter stays at the top of his game. He remains engaged with current research and trends and is respected across the globe. Peter has presented to my teams over the years. Each engagement was meaningful and my teams spoke of the benefits. Importantly I saw outcomes as a result. Peter understands the connection between good mental health and good physical health and the positive impact it has on lifestyle and work. He provides insights, advice and tips to help people perform and stay at their top. As a corporate speaker who will make a difference, I highly recommend Dr. Peter Larkins.”

Paul Guerra

Chief Executive, Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Absolutely brilliant interview. To think I ‘found’ him at his sports clinic when I came down to Melbourne from Port Vila Vanuatu in the very early 90’s – I’m still very active at age 78.

That was a brilliant interview – I could have listened to Dr Larkins all day. He’s a walking encyclopedia – imagine having him as a dinner party guest? He’d have people on the edge of their seats and captivated all night long. Excellent guest!! Well done