Dunolly is a small town close to Maryborough with a rich indigenous and historic heritage. Its population exploded during the Gold Rush, and many buildings were erected during that time.Gold can be still be discovered today; metal detectors can be seen in the area with those still trying to find that elusive nugget.

Laanecoorie Reservoir was one of Victoria’s first reservoirs, and is a lovely location for picnics, swimming, watersports, bushwalking and camping, and is located around 12km west of Dunolly. 


Rural health students have access to accommodation managed by health service partners. Please contact the health service directly for accommodation enquiries.

New student accommodation is available at Maryborough for placement students, which is a ~15-20 minute drive from Dunolly. Access the booking system via this link: MDHS Accommodation Booking System

Dunolly also has reasonably priced motels with breakfast included. See the town website here for details.

Useful Links

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


Dunolly is close to the larger town of Maryborough. For more information about Maryborough visit

www.visitmaryborough.com.au/ or


going rural health support

You may be eligible for Going Rural Health financial assistance to support a placement in Dunolly. 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 Peterdownunder from Wikimedia Commons for the use of pictures.