Donald is situated on the Sunraysia Highway (B220) between St Arnaud and Birchip, 39 km from St Arnaud, and is in a region known for wheat, barley and lamb production. The township itself is surrounded by a number of lakes, including Lake Buloke, 8km north of the town, which is renowned for its local birdlife.

Local and national artists have painted murals on a number of local buildings, which are quite striking (see below).



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

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

Alternative options:

St Arnaud:  Motel St Arnaud – see

Donald: Donald Motor Lodge – see

Birchip: Birchip Motel & Caravan Park – 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.

Travel Victoria:

going rural health support

You may be eligible for Going Rural Health financial assistance to support a placement in Donald. 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.