Warracknabeal is situated on the banks of the lovely Yarriambiak Creek (below), which is lined by gum trees and winds through the township. Parks and gardens are located where the creek widens, and a number of footbridges span its length. A flora and fauna park is located on a bend in the creek, which has BBQ and picnic areas, a playground, and native animal enclosures. Tracks along both sides of the river, the Yarriambiack Creek Walk, take in some interesting sights.

The town boasts a number of historic buildings, including the old State Savings Bank building that now houses the Warracknabeal Historical Centre. The old court house is now used by the Warracknabeal Historical Society. A log lock-up for police, and an old brick water tower for the steam trains, are also sights worth a visit.

Warracknabeal has diverse agricultural industries including sheep & wool, wheat, barley, canola and lupins.


Student accommodation provided by the hospital is available on a first come, first served basis. Warracknabeal provides free accommodation to students, with breakfast and one meal on a shift included.

Contact the hospital directly for accommodation bookings. Warracknabeal hospital is part of the Rural Northwest Health Service. See https://rnh.net.au/ for contact details.


Alternative options:

Warracknabeal: see www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotels-g552269-Warracknabeal_Victoria-Hotels.html

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/warracknabeal/




Yarriambiak Council information: http://yarriambiack.vic.gov.au/council/


Health Service website: https://rnh.net.au/

going rural health support

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



General enquiries:

Phone: (03) 8344 6791

Email: going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au


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