Charlton is located 43km north-north-east of St Arnaud, and roughly 100km north-west of Bendigo, on the Avoca River. It has long been known as a grain growing area, and this still the area’s main industry. The Avoca River (above) flows right through the town centre, and parks and walking tracks can be found alongside.

Fourteen kilometres west of Charlton are the Wooroonook Lakes, popular for swimmers, fishermen, boaters and picnickers.



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

Please contact the health services directly for accommodation booking. Charlton hospital is part of East Wimmera Health Service. See for contact details.

Alternative options:

St Arnaud:  Motel St Arnaud – see

Charlton: Charlton Motel – see

Wycheproof: Mount Wycheproof Motor Inn – see

Useful Links

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

Tourist information:  see select the appropriate town.

For more information on Charlton, see .

going rural health support

You may be eligible for Going Rural Health financial assistance to support a placement in Charlton. Please visit the Student Support Scheme page for more details HERE.



General enquiries:

Phone: (03) 8344 6791



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