The Department of Rural Health manages student accommodation in Ballarat, Benalla, Echuca, Mansfield, Mt Beauty, Numurkah, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Yarrawonga
Ballarat is located 110km from Melbourne. It is renowned for its gold and architectural heritage and for Sovereign Hill, a replica gold rush town with 1850s streets, shops and mines.
Shepparton area features superb food and wine, a diversity of cultural, outdoor and sporting activities and many attractions and activities, including an art gallery, regular live theatre and music performances, cinema, library and community-based cultural organisations.
Wangaratta is situated in the heart of the north east Victorian internationally acclaimed gourmet food and wine region and on the doorstep of the Victorian Alps.
Surrounded by parkland and walking tracks, the Lake Benalla is popular for swimming and boating. You can wander through the immaculate parks and gardens, view contemporary Australian art at the Benalla Art Gallery .
Mansfield is very much a tourist town, featuring a wide range of accommodation and a vibrant commercial centre which caters for the many visitors to the ski resorts of Mount Buller and Mount Stirling. The town centre has several historical buildings dating back to its days as a stock route camp in the 1940s and a gold mining service centre beginning in the 1850s.
This relatively young town, along with the surrounding townships of Falls Creek, Bogong, Tawonga South and Tawonga, are all part of a prospering tourist area with excellent services, food and a wide range of recreational activities available for all ages.
Numurkah is located on the Goulburn Valley Highway, 37 kilometres north of Shepparton, in the Shire of Moira. The centre of a thriving agricultural area, Numurkah is a food lovers’ paradise with great country pubs and authentic country bakeries.