Generally, you do not need a referral from your GP or anyone else to book an appointment with us.

If you are looking to access the Chronic Disease Management or Helping Children with Autism Medicare rebates, you will need an appropriate referral, see here.


If your family has Extras private health insurance that includes speech pathology services, you may be entitled to a rebate from your health fund.

For your convenience, we have a HICAPS terminal installed at the clinic.  This means that if you have appropriate cover, you can process your private health fund claims on the spot and may only need to pay a gap.  To find out if your health fund participates in the HICAPS scheme for speech pathologists, check here.

HICAPS Logo in JPG format

If you are a Veteran looking to access Department of Veterans’ Affairs funded speech pathology services, see here.

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Banter Speech & Language is an independent firm of speech pathologists for adults and children. We help clients in our local area, including Concord, Rhodes, Strathfield and all other suburbs of Sydney’s Inner West.

Banter Speech & Language is owned and managed by David Kinnane, a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering, and Voicecraft for voice disorders. David is also a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification.

David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).

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