Living and working in Maryborough, Avoca and Dunolly.Information Pack

Avoca is located on the Sunraysia Highway, on the banks of the Avoca River, in the midst of the Pyrenees wine region. It a former gold mining town that has been transformed by the winery industry and it is becoming well known for its excellent food and wine.

Popular wineries in the area include Mount Avoca Winery, Blue Pyrenees Estate, Dalwhinnie Winery, St Ignatius Vinyard, Summerfield Wines, Warrenmang Vinyard, and Taltarni Vinyards. Some of these wineries also boast delicious food, scenic accommodation, & degustation dinners.

The Avoca River is located just west of the main street, and is lined by walking tracks and beautiful trees.

The Pyrenees ranges are located west of Avoca, which boast bushwalking, abundant wildlife, and scenic drives.

See www.travelvictoria.com.au/avoca/ for more information about Avoca.


 The University of Melbourne at Creswick has accommodation to support health professional student clinical placements within this region. The accommodation is available to both undergraduate and post graduate health professional students. Residents are allocated a bedroom, while the kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities are shared.

To make an accommodation enquiry for the Creswick accommodation, please visit the following website:


Rural health students also have access to accommodation managed by health service partners. Please contact the health service directly for accommodation enquiries.

Maryborough has two caravan parks with cabin accommodation available:

Golden Country Motel & Caravan Park: see www.goldencountry.com.au/

Maryborough Caravan Park: see www.maryboroughcaravanpark.com.au/

Avoca has reasonably priced motels with breakfast included. See the town website for details.

Useful Links

For more information on the region, and what it has to offer, please visit the web links below.

Tourist information Avoca & Maryborough: www.travelvictoria.com.au and search for the relevant township in the region.

More links have been provided in the relevant information sections in the information pack.


General enquiries:

Website: www.goingruralhealth.com.au

Phone: (03) 5823 4500

Email: going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au


Specific enquiries:

Website: www.goingruralhealth.com.au

Phone: (03) 4301 6853

Email: tricia.thorpe@unimelb.edu.au


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