Living and working in East Wimmera.Information Pack

Birchip is situated 87 km north-north-west of St Arnaud on the Sunraysia Highway, on the southern edge of the Mallee.

Farms in the area grow wheat, barley, canola, and other cereals. Most of the livestock in the district are sheep, though there are pig, turkey, duck and cattle farms also.

Tchum Lake is 8km east of Birchip. Camping, swimming, boating, windsurfing, fishing, water-skiing, BBQ’s and walking are popular activities.

The Mallee Bull (below) is an icon of Birchip, and has been the backdrop of many visitor photographs since it was instated in the main street in 1991.

See for more information.


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.

Rural health students also have access to accommodation managed by health service partners.

To make an accommodation enquiry for the Clunes region, please visit the following link for Creswick, or contact the local health service directly.

Useful Links

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

Tourist information: see and select the appropriate town.

More links have been provided in the relevant information pack.


General enquiries:


Phone: (03) 5823 4500



Specific enquiries:


Phone: (03) 4301 6853



Thanks to mattinbgn for the use of pictures.