Shepparton is located in the Hume region, in the north-east of Victoria around 190km from Melbourne. It is home to approximately 63,000 people.

The city of Shepparton is at the centre of the Greater Shepparton region, with many diverse towns and communities located in the surrounds. An easy drive to riverside locations, as well as the snowfields, and surrounded by wineries.

Shepparton’s largest industry by employment is health care and social assistance. The median age is 38 years old, with ~4% of the total population being of Indigenous origin. There is also a high proportion of residents from various multicultural backgrounds, including: Italian; Arabic; Turkish; and Albanian. Shepparton is also a declared ‘Refugee Welcome Zone’.


The University of Melbourne’s UDRH has accommodation 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 Shepparton region, please visit the following link:



Useful Links

going rural health support

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



General enquiries:

Phone: (03) 8344 6791



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