Carole Hungerford attended Sydney University and did a degree In History and English Literature graduating B.A in 1966. She then undertook a medical degree at the same university, graduating M.B. B.S. in 1972.
After working for three years in teaching hospitals she entered general practice.
She has lived for three years with her family in Japan, and for five years in London. Whilst in London she worked with the NHS in a busy inner city practice.
Since returning to Australia in 1990 she has worked concurrently in practices in Sydney and Bathurst.