Jon Wardill OAM


Specialised in : General and Hand Surgeon

Dr Wardill was born and raised in Melbourne and studied medicine at Melbourne University.
After training in surgery in England, Dr Wardill arrived in Darwin in 1976 working at the old Darwin Hospital on Myilly Point and then the Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) where he was one of a very few general surgeons in Darwin.

Dr Wardill developed a keen interest in hand surgery while working with Dr John Hargreaves at the hospital at East Arm treating victims of Hansen’s Disease.
He trained in and pioneered microsurgery in the Northern Territory. He gained his FRACS in 1978 with a great interest and expertise in paediatric and vascular surgery and then went into private practice in 1983 while still maintaining his role in general surgery at RDH.

Dr Wardill was awarded an OAM in 2004 for services to surgery in the Northern Territory, particularly lifesaving surgery in the wake of the 2002Bali bombings. As a member of the Australian Hand Surgical Society, he continues to consult in the Hand Clinic at the Royal Darwin Hospital aswell as maintain his busy surgical practice.

Dr Wardill is an accomplished sailor and has successfully campaigned his yacht ‘Australian Maid’ both locally and internationally for many years.