Tatura is a small town in the Goulburn Valley, 18km west of Shepparton and 167 km north of Melbourne. The town’s name is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘small lagoon’.

The main employment in the town is manufacturing, primarily in the dairy industry and large multinational corporations, such as Tatura Milk and Unilever.

During World War II Tatura was host to internment and prisoner of war camps. The first camp opened in 1940, and the last closed in January 1947. The National Archives of Australia maintain records of the camps’events and photos, and a war time museum at Tatura depicts this history. Ther is also a German War Cemetery.

Tatura also boasts Cussen Park, which is a natural wetland environment that hosts native birdlife and wildlife.

The town celebrates its agricultural excellence with The Tatura Show and International Dairy Week – which is the largest dairy show in the Southern Hemisphere.


Please contact the health service directly for any accommodation they may have available for students – GV Health – Tatura campus.

There are other accommodation options in Tatura, from Caravan Parks to reasonably priced hotels. See the following websites for more information.



Tatura is also close to Shepparton, so may this be an option for accommodation. See the Shepparton town page for more information regarding accommodation in Shepparton.

going rural health support

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



For more information and general enquiries:

Phone: (03) 8344 6791

Email: going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au


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