Numurkah is located 37 km north of Shepparton, 211 km north of Melbourne in the Goulburn Valley. It is a rural irrigation district, principally farming dairy, although fruit, mixed farming and grazing farms are also in the area.

The district’s first people are the Yorta Yorta people. European settlement began in the 1830’s, and Numurkah’s population rose steadily after it became the headquarters of the Murray Valley Soldier Settlement Area after World War I. 700 ex-servicement were given land to develop for agriculture.

The Numurkah area is also part of the Murray Farm Gate Trail; nuts, cheeses, wine fruit and other local produce can be purchased directly from local farms.


The University of Melbourne’s UDRH has accommodation in Numurkah to support health professional student’s clinical placements within our region. The accommodation is available to both undergraduate and post graduate health professional students.

To make an accommodation enquiry for the Numurkah region, please click here.

Useful Links

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


Health Service Information:

going rural health support

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