The Shire of Hepburn is around 110 km north-west of Melbourne, with easy access to Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo. It is home to approximately 15,000 people. The region has a rich indigenous heritage.
The population increased greatly thanks to the Gold Rush which began in 1851. Many impressive buildings were financed from the wealth generated by the diggings. Many of these buildings remain today. Many areas and buildings within the shire are also heritage listed.
The Shire of Hepburn is the ‘Spa Capital of Australia’. Mineral springs have attracted retreats for relaxation and treatments. There are also many areas of natural beauty with abundant forests, parks and reserves.
Trentham is located at the top of the Great Dividing Range mid-way between Daylesford & Woodend. It is surrounded by temperate rainforest, and Trentham falls (above) in the Wombat State Forest is a popular attraction. Bushwalking, camping, horse and bike riding are common activities in the area.
The University of Melbourne at Creswick has accommodation to support health professional student clinical placements within this region. The accommodation is available to both undergraduate and post graduate health professional students. Residents are allocated a bedroom, while the kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities are shared.
Rural health students also have access to accommodation managed by health service partners. Enquiries are directed to the Hepburn Health Service or Trentham hospital directly.
To book Creswick accommodation, visit the following link:
For more information on the region, and what it has to offer, please visit the web links below.
Tourist information: www.travelvictoria.com.au and search for the relevant township in the Hepburn region.
Hepburn Shire Council information: www.hepburn.vic.gov.au
More links have been provided in the information pack.
Thanks to mattinbgn for the use of pictures.