St Arnaud


St Arnaud is a former gold mining town, which now supports agriculture industries of sheep farming, wineries and grain growing. The town itself is partially surrounded by forest.

Wineries in the area include Kara Kara Estate in St Arnaud, Sally’s Paddock in Redback, and a little further south many wineries at Moonambel (closer to Avoca). See more information on yelp: Yelp .

The town centre has many historic buildings from the gold mining era, attractive gardens and parks, and sporting facilities.

The town of Stuarts Mill, where gold was first discovered in 1861, is 23km south of St Arnaud, and some old buildings also remain there from its mining days.



Rural health students have access to accommodation managed by health service partners.

Please contact the health service directly for accommodation bookings. St Arnaud hospital is part of the East Wimmera Health Service. See for contact details.

Alternative options:

St Arnaud:  Motel St Arnaud – see

Donald: Donald Motor Lodge – see

Charlton: Charlton Motel – see

Wycheproof: Mount Wycheproof Motor Inn – see

Useful Links

For more information on the region, and what it has to offer, please visit the web links below.

Tourist information:  see select the appropriate town.

For more information on St Arnaud see .

going rural health support

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