Wycheproof is a small rural town located roughly 60km north of St Arnaud. The name Wycheproof originates from an aboriginal word meaning ‘grass on a hill’. The name refers to Mount Wycheproof, the smallest registered mountain in the world, at only 148 metres above sea level, or 43 metres above the sounding land. The town was established next to the old railway line from Bendigo, and unusually the line runs down the centre of the main street.
Wheat is the main crop farmed in the area. Recently, in an attempt to attract new residents, the local community developed a scheme, inspired by a similar program in NSW, to off otherwise vacant farmhouses for rent at A$1 per week, attracting interest from people all over Australia and the rest of the world.
Rural health students have access to accommodation managed by health service partners.
Please contact the health service directly for accommodation bookings. Whycheproof hospital is part of East Wimmera Health Service. See https://ewhs.org.au/ for contact details.
St Arnaud: Motel St Arnaud – see www.motelstarnaud.com.au/
Charlton: Charlton Motel – see www.charltonmotel.com.au/
Wycheproof: Mount Wycheproof Motor Inn – see www.arrahotels.com.au/mount-wycheproof-motor-inn
For more information on the region, and what it has to offer, please visit the web links below.
Tourist information: see www.wimmeramalleetourism.com.au/and select the appropriate town.
Thanks to Mattinbgn at Wikimedia Commons for the use of pictures.