Nathalia is located around 45km north-west of Shepparton, close to the New South Wales border, on the banks of Broken Creek.

The town was founded in 1875, and the town still boasts some historic buildings from this period. Broken Creek in the centre of town has lovely trees along its banks, which are a wonderful resting spot to relax and unwind.

The Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre in Nathalia gives a fantastic overview of the diverse history of the Barmah National Park, from Aboriginal heritage to today. There are also changing exhibitions from the local artists and historical displays, as well as local produce and art for sale. Barmah National Park has a large population of River Red Gums, being closely linked to the Murray River, and is a diverse natural habitat for all types of local wildlife. Tours are available with local Aboriginal guides.

The regions’ Farm Gate Trail allows visitors to source the finest fresh produce, cheeses, olives, chocolate, wines and craft beers direct from the producers.


Please contact the health service directly for any accommodation they may have available for students – NCN Health

There are other accommodation options in Nathalia, from Cabins at the Caravan Parks to reasonably priced hotels. See the following websites for more information.–Nathalia

Shepparton is close by, so accommodation options in the Shepparton area may also be suitable. See the Shepparton town page for details.

Useful Links

The following websites provide a little more information about the Nathalia township and region:


Health Service Information: NCN Health

going rural health support

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



For more information and general enquiries:

Phone: (03) 8344 6791



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