Dimboola is situated alongside the Wimmera River, in the heart of wheat growing country. There are some historic buildings still standing, such as the post office and the town hall.

The town hosts a number of events, including the German Festival in April, the Dimboola Show in October, and a Regatta in November.

The Wimmera River hugs the western and southern sides of the town, which is lined with trees and walking tracks. There are also sections that are popular for fishing and boating.

Pink Lake is located a few kilometres west of the town on the Western Highway. It is surrounded by gum and paperbark trees, with distinctive salt tolerant plants growing closer to the lake. The salt was commercially harvested from the lake for many years, and relics from that time can still be seen.



Student accommodation provided by the hospitals is available on a first come, first served basis. Contact Kim Schorback at the Wimmera Health Care Group at Kim.Schorback@whcg.org.au for details and to book.

You can also contact the hospital directly on

                             (03) 5389 1301

and ask to speak to someone regarding student accommodation.

There are also two caravan parks in Horsham that have cabin accommodation;

Horsham Riverside Caravan Park, www.horshamriverside.com.au/

Wimmera Lakes Caravan Resort, www.wimmeralakes.com/

Useful Links

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

Tourist information: www.dimboola.com.au/ or

Horsham City Council information: www.hrcc.vic.gov.au/

Horsham is only a short distance from three National Parks:
Black Range State Park: www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/black‐range‐state‐park

Grampians National Park 

Little Desert National Park

Going rural health support

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


General enquiries:

Phone: (03) 8344 6791

Email: going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au



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