Broadford

About

Broadford is located in a sheep and cattle grazing district, between Melbourne and Seymour. The town began as a mining town in the mid 1850’s, but even after the rush had died the town sustained due to it being an important stopping point on the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Sydney. Many of the buildings from that era remain today.

Broadford’s first people were the Thagungwurung people. Hume and Hovell were the first Europeans in the area, who were trying to find a possible stock route from New South Wales to Westernport. They named the local Sunday Creek after the day of the week they camped there.

Many visitors to Broadford do so to see Mount Piper, just west of the town, for scenic bushwalking.  The Mount Disappointment State Forest, south-east of the town, to see Sunday Creek Reservoir and the Strath Creek Falls – which offer fantastic views from the summit of the actual mountain.

Accommodation

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

There are other accommodation options in Broadford. See the following websites for more information.

www.travelvictoria.com.au/broadford/accommodation/

www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotels-g2356429-Broadford_Victoria-Hotels.html

www.trivago.com.au/broadford-568536/hotel

The closest caravan park is in Seymour. See the Seymour town page for details and more accommodation options.

Useful Links

The following websites provide a little more information about the Broadford township and region:

www.travelvictoria.com.au/broadford/

www.aussietowns.com.au/town/broadford-vic#accommodation

www.traveller.com.au/broadford-victoria-travel-guide-and-things-to-do-1317zo

Contacts

For more information and general enquiries:

Website: www.goingruralhealth.com.au

Phone: (03) 5823 4500

Email: going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au

Acknowlegements

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

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