Rural Clinical School - Wangaratta

The Rural Clinical School - Wangaratta ('The Chalet') is adjacent to Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW). NHW acts as a regional referral hospital for more complex patients from Bright, Mansfield, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Yarrawonga, Euroa, Benalla and Chiltern.

The Rural Clinical School - Wangaratta ('The Chalet') is adjacent to Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW).  NHW acts as a regional referral hospital for more complex patients from Bright, Mansfield, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Yarrawonga, Euroa, Benalla and Chiltern.

Diagnostic services are provided on site through the Radiology, Pathology and Nuclear Medicine departments.  Other integrated healthcare services are provided such as; Acute, Sub-Acute, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Special Care Neonatal, Critical Care, Dialysis, Day Stay, Oncology, Adult Psychiatry, Aged Care, Allied Health, and a wide range of community based programs.

Ideally located to take advantage of the cold weather, Wangaratta is the perfect option for those of you who want to enjoy the snow season. Only 1.5 hours from Mt Buffalo and 2 hours from Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Falls Creek, weekend trips to the snow make a perfect excuse for family and friends to visit.

The Chalet's close proximity to NHW allows students to develop strong links with clinicians and staff.

Fast Facts

  • Northeast Health Wangaratta has over 220 beds and its Emergency Department sees over 20,200 patients annually, with 24 hour access, 7 days a week.
  • Northeast Health clinical streams include: Acute care, Sub-Acute care, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Oncology, Mental Health
  • 2.5 hours from Melbourne
  • Students have access to the Northeast Health Wangaratta library service, which has a loan collection of approximately 2,000 books and 70 journal titles. They have wireless computer access throughout The Chalet (the clinical school) and Worland Road accommodation.


  • Where is the Rural Clinical School - Wangaratta located and how do I get there?

    The Rural Clinical School - Wangaratta is an easy 2.5-hour drive from Melbourne on the Hume Highway or you can take advantage of the regular V/Line rail or bus services. The Chalet (Rural Clinical School) and a state of the art Learning and Teaching Centre, where students have access to high fidelity simulation equipment, are adjacent to Northeast Health Wangaratta.

    Address: Rural Clinical School - Wangaratta (The Chalet), The University of Melbourne, Docker Street, Wangaratta. (The Chalet is located on the Northeast Health Wangaratta Campus on Docker Street in Wangaratta.)

  • What can I expect to be doing day-to-day?

    Every day can be different, depending on the term the students are undertaking. Students rotate through wards, theatres and specialist and general practice clinics. Students spend time on the various wards and are integrated into the team working with consultants, registrars and interns. Students also attend tutorials, lectures, seminars and clinical skills sessions.

  • What student accommodation is offered?

    The Rural Health campus provides subsidised, fully furnished, self-catering student accommodation close to The Chalet.

    Worland Road has 33 individual bedrooms. The fully self contained facility has nine bathrooms and two communal cooking and living areas. The kitchen / dining / small lounge area is an open plan design with an additional separate large lounge and a TV located off the hallway.

    Facilities include:

    • Fully equipped shared kitchen including dishwashers
    • Free internet
    • A wall lamp above the desk
    • Washing machines and dryers are located in the laundry
    • Two networked computers
    • Off-street parking at front and back of accommodation complex
    • Security swipe card access to external doors and key locks to bedrooms.