Stawell is an old gold mining town, and still has historic buildings from that era. Gold is still mined here, and the town is now Victoria’s largest producer of gold.

The town is better known for the Stawell Gift, one of the world’s richest professional footraces that has run since 1878, and also for being the closest large town to the Grampians National Park (below) and the park’s town of Hall’s Gap. The Grampians is renowned for rugged mountain ranges, creeks, lakes, and waterfalls. There are over 50 walking tracks, many spectacular lookouts, and camping locations deep within the park.


Rural health students in Stawell have access to accommodation managed by the Stawell Hospital.

Please contact the hospital directly for details.

All information on student placements and accommodation, including contact details, are available on the hospital website, via this direct link:

Useful Links

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

Tourist information:

Stawell Council Information: and search for Stawell under Townships.


Health Service Information:

going rural health support

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



General enquiries:

Phone: (03) 8344 6791



Thanks to Mattinbgn, Talexbikes & Jjron at Wikimedia Commons for the use of pictures.