The Department of Rural Health manages student residential accommodation at Ballarat, Benalla, Mansfield, Shepparton and Wangaratta. This accommodation is self-contained. 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.)

All bedrooms in Department of Rural Health accommodation have a bed (either single or double), a desk with chair, bookcase, wardrobe, drawers and bedside table. A mattress and mattress protector are also provided. You should bring your own bed linen, including:

  • Sheets and pillow case
  • Pillow
  • Doona/quilt/blankets

You may bring a:

  • Study lamp
  • Stereo with headphones
  • Computer and TV

Accommodation Handbook

Please refer to the Department of Rural Health Accommodation Handbook for further information about our Student Accommodation.

The Department’s first priority when allocating accommodation is to accommodate University of Melbourne health science (including medicine) students. Health science students from other Universities will be accommodated where possible.

University of Melbourne students can apply each semester to become a Resident Student Advisor (RSA). The RSA’s assist student residents and Department of Rural Health staff with the day-to-day operation of the student residences. The Resident Student Advisors (RSAs) provide basic out of hours assistance to student residents and liaise with administrative staff as necessary regarding student accommodation.

Ballarat Campus

Drummond Street House
12 Drummond Street South, Ballarat

Balanada Close
1-8 Balanada Close, Alfredton
(entry via 46 Elaine Ave)

Contact: Amanda Di Bella
Ph: 03 5823 4504

Bendigo Campus

(Co-ordinated by Monash University)

Wattle Street Bendigo
Bendigo Regional Clinical School
26 Mercy Street

Contact: Amanda Di Bella
Ph: 03 5823 4504

Shepparton Campus

49 Graham Street

42 Kilpatrick Avenue

Contact: Amanda Di Bella
Ph: 03 5823 4504

Wangaratta Campus

39-41 Worland Road

Contact: Kay Williams
Ph: 03 5720 1700