Skipton

About

Living and working in Beaufort and Skipton.Information Pack

Skipton is an agricultural town known for fine wool production, located in Victoria’s western district. It is known as ‘the home of the platypus’. Mount Emu Creek has a healthy population of redfin and platypuses. Recent trapping surveys have shown that the platypus is breeding successfully right in the heart of the township. The best place to view these beautiful animals is in Stewart Park.

One of Skipton’s claim to fame was the Hollywood actress who moved to the town in 1918. The wealthiest farmer in the district returned from an extended trip overseas with a Hollywood bride – the silent movie star Claire Adams.

For further information see  http://www.skiptonaustralia.org/292551444 .

Accommodation

Rural health students have access to accommodation managed by health service partners. Contact the Health Service directly for accommodation bookings.

Alternative options:

Beaufort: Beaufort Lake Caravan Park, see www.beaufortlakecaravanpark.com.au/

Skipton: Skipton Roadhouse & Newsagency Accommodation, www.skiptonaustralia.org/292551476

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/beaufort or www.skiptonaustralia.org/292551444

More links have been provided in the information pack.

Contacts

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

Acknowlegements

Thanks to mattinbgn for the use of pictures.

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