Living and working in Maryborough, Avoca and Dunolly.Information Pack

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. Many of these buildings still remain, and tours – either self-guided or with a local – can be taken of the historic precinct. Gold can be still be discovered today; metal detectors can be seen in the area with those still trying to find that elusive nugget.

The Dunolly area has many interesting historical sites to visit, such as the Dunolly Museum, the Vintage Caravan Museum, the Dunolly Historic Pioneer Cemetery, the Dunolly Chinese Cemetery (at the new cemetery), the Burnt Creek Cemetery, Waanyarra Historic Cemetery, and Moliagul Cemetery.

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. Bet Bet Creek is also in the area, and is popular for fishing. The forests near Dunolly are also good for bushwalkers.

See www.dunolly.com.au/ for more information about the area.


The University of Melbourne at Creswick has accommodation to support health professional student clinical placements within this region. The accommodation is available to both undergraduate and post graduate health professional students. Residents are allocated a bedroom, while the kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities are shared.

To make an accommodation enquiry for the Creswick accommodation, please visit the following website:


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

Dunolly has reasonably priced motels with breakfast included. See the town website (in information pack) for details.

Useful Links

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


More links have been provided in the relevant information sections in the information pack.


General enquiries:

Website: www.goingruralhealth.com.au

Phone: (03) 5823 4500

Email: going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au


Specific enquiries:

Website: www.goingruralhealth.com.au

Phone: (03) 4301 6853

Email: tricia.thorpe@unimelb.edu.au


Thanks to mattinbgn for the use of pictures.