About Us

Premier Prosthetics and Orthotics Pty Ltd was originally established on 12 May 1997.  The main task of the fledgling company was to cater for the needs of the limb deficient and amputee population of the rural areas of New South Wales that were previously serviced by the RALAC. This included Dubbo, Lismore & Coffs Harbour.

Originally located at North Sydney Premier Prosthetics moved to it's current location at Lidcombe in October 1997.  We have established a center of excellence in prosthetics and orthotics here at Lidcombe and have developed our reputation over the past years along these lines.

Meet Our Team


   David HUGHES
 Director/Senior Prosthesist

David came to Australia from the U.K. in 1975 and has since worked both here and overseas.  He is one of the Directors of Premier Prosthetics and with over 30 years experience has gained extensive knowledge in all areas of prosthetics.  Since 1990 he has specialised in pediatric prosthetics and now sees children from all over NSW and Australia.  In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship.  A member of the Otto Bock paralympic prosthetic team he has made prosthetic limbs for elite athletes who have gone on to win gold, silver and bronze medals.  David has been an invited lecturer at UNSW for both lower and upper extremity courses.  He has almost 20 years experience in myoelectric prosthetics and was one of the first practitioners in Australia to fit the revolutionary "I-Limb Hand".
    Howard WILSON
  Director/Senior Prosthesist

Howard is one of the founding Directors of Premier Prosthetics and specializes in all types of lower limb devices.  He commenced his career in Prosthetics in 1977 and he has attended most rural amputee clinics in NSW.

He is a current member of I.S.P.O. and has been a member of A.O.P.A. since 1988.

He was largely responsible for the establishment of the amputee clinic at Coffs Harbour in 1995 and is still mainly responsible for its operation today.

    Bradley SPRING
  Prosthetic Technician

Bradley commenced as a Prosthetic Technician with Ralac NSW in 1996.  He has been with Premier Prosthetics since its inception in 1997 and has been responsible for training other Technicians over the years.

Bradley has shown a keen interest in modern fabrication techniques including, but not limited to, the use of carbon fiber in sockets.  He has also used his ingenuity to solve some complex prosthetic cases and always produces a quality product for the client especially in the cosmetic finish.
    Sheila HUGHES

Sheila trained as a Physiotherapist in the U.K. and has over 25 years experience working with amputees not only in Australia but also in the U.K. and the Middle East.  She is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

    Vince BUCKLEY
  Managing Director

Vince commenced his career in the Public Service in 1973 when he joined the Department of Veterans Affairs where he worked for 24 years.  He achieved many in house management qualifications including the M.S.K.P. course, and rose through the ranks to become the last Chief Executive Officer of Ralac NSW.

Vince is also a founding Director of Premier Prosthetics and was the last Chairman of the Prosthetic Manufacturers Association of NSW.  Amongst his current duties he has attended meetings with Enable NSW concerning issues related to the NSW Artificial Limb Service and previously served on the Prosthetic Advisory Committe as an industry representative.


Find more about our key services.

Upper Limb Lower Limb Orthotics Clinics Physiotherapy Silicone Restorations


P   02 9649 4177   F   02 9649 8421

Sydney Business & Technology Centre
Unit 52, 2 Railway Pde.
Lidcombe NSW

Coffs Harbour Base Hospital
Amputee Clinic,
Harbour Dr.
Coffs Harbour NSW

Berkeley Vale NSW

Berkeley Vale Private Hospital,
Lorraine Ave.
Berkeley Vale NSW

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