Albury/Wodonga

About

The twin cities of Albury Wodonga are situated on opposite sides of the Murray River, on the border of NSW and Victoria – Albury in NSW and Wodonga in Victoria.

European settlement began in the 1830’s with the development of cattle stations. Other agricultural industries followed soon after. The area grew quickly with the discovery of gold in 1851 – shortly afterwards the township of Wodonga was established, and paddle steamers began to transport goods along the river. Many of the historic buildings that still remain were built during this period also. Construction of the Hume Dam began in 1919, and was completed in 1936.

The Murray River is a major attraction in the area with fishing, water sports and boating enthusiasts. There are also many kilometres of walking and cycling paths in the area.

Accommodation

Please contact the health services directly for any accommodation they may have available for students.

 Albury Wodonga Health

Wodonga Hospital: (02) 6051 7111

Albury Hospital  (02) 6058 4444

There are many other accommodation options in Albury Wodonga, from Cabins at the Caravan Parks to reasonably priced hotels. See the following websites for more information.

www.alburywodongaaustralia.com.au/accommodation/

www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/The-Murray/Accommodation

www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/vic/wodonga

Useful Links

The following websites provide a little more information about the Albury Wodonga townships and region:

www.travelvictoria.com.au/wodonga/

ngaaustralia.com.au/info/

www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/The-Murray/Destinations/Albury-Wodonga.aspx

Albury Wodonga Health student placements:  https://www.awh.org.au/education-research/education/2014818131794.asp

Contacts

For more information and general enquiries:

 

Phone: (03) 8344 6791

Email: going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au

Acknowlegements

Thanks to Mattinbgn from Wikimedia Commons for the use of pictures.

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