Introducing Mildura

Introducing Mildura

Mildura is a city of approximately 32,000 people.  It is situated in north-west Victoria, approximately 550 km from Melbourne and 450 km from Adelaide.

Monash Rural Health was established in Mildura in 2003 and has earned an excellent reputation for providing hands-on clinical experiences to medical students, as well as good student outcomes in terms of assessment. We also support nursing and allied health students on clinical placements in Mildura.

Monash Rural Health Mildura is located adjacent to Mildura Base Hospital, allowing easy access to clinical placements for students. The hospital itself has over 145 beds, with over 23,000 admissions per annum and 29,000 presentations to the Emergency Department per annum.  It provides a wide range of specialty services including:

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • ENT
  • O and G
  • Paediatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Chemotherapy
  • Dialysis
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Urology
  • Cardiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Intensive Care
  • Anaesthetics
  • Radiology
  • Allied Health

Mildura Base Hospital is a training site for interns and registrars, and runs a comprehensive program for these doctors. Medical students are encouraged to participate in these sessions which include weekly teaching in radiology, ECG interpretation, intern issues and discipline-specific meetings.

Information detailing specific learning opportunities can be found on the relevant year level page.

The town

  • Numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs
  • Shopping – almost 400 specialty stores across the district
  • Fitness and leisure – concessional rates at local gyms for medical students
  • Art & culture – galleries, arts centre and programs of drama, music and comedy
  • Aquatic activities – fishing, water skiing, kayaking

More detailed information can be found on the Getting Involved and Social Life pages

Getting here

Getting to Mildura is easy: board a plane (on one of six daily flights offered), a bus or drive yourself. (See the Getting to Mildura page.)