Horsham is around 300 km north-west of Melbourne. It is the largest city in the Wimmera region, whose primary industry is sheep and wheat farming, with a population of around 16,000 people.

Horsham is situated on the Wimmera River, 25km north of the northern extremity of the Grampians National Park on the Western Highway, which links Melbourne and Adelaide. South-east of the city are the Wimmera lakes, which form part of the Wimmera-Mallee irrigation system, and are popular for fishing, swimming and boating.

The township is located only a short distance from 3 National Parks, is surrounded by lakes, and has some award-winning boutique wineries close by.


Student accommodation provided by the hospital is available on a first come, first served basis. Each room is furnished with a bed, bedside table, built-in wardrobe and a desk, and comes with a bedside light and heater. Bedrooms can be locked. Communal kitchen, lounge and laundry facilities are on-site. Bathrooms are shared. Two sites are available. Contact the Wimmera Health Care Group at http://www.whcg.org.au/ for details and to book.

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.travelvictoria.com.au/horsham/

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

Health Service Information:
Health Service website: http://www.whcg.org.au/

going rural health support

You may be eligible for Going Rural Health financial assistance to support a placement in Horsham. 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 Ralph Sanderson at Wikimedia Commons for the use of pictures.