The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health offers student placements in Taree.

The University of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Department of Rural Health


Taree is on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, less than 4 hours north of Sydney, 2 hours north of Newcastle and 1 hour south of Port Macquarie. The Local Government Area of Greater Taree encompasses an area of 3,752 sq km and a population of approximately 48,000 residents.

Manning Rural Referral Hospital

Manning Rural Referral HospitalHas specialist wards/units for surgery, day surgery, general medicine, critical care, obstetrics, paediatrics, emergency services, oncology, palliative care, rehabilitation, high dependency and mental health. Departments include Radiology, Ultrasound, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, ECG and Discharge Planning. Co-located with the hospital is the Taree Community Health Centre, Public Dental Clinic, Mental Health Service and Drug and Alcohol Service.


From the centre of Taree on the Manning River, you can visit beautiful coastal towns showcasing whiteTaree natural beauty sand beaches or quaint inland villages with their bustling markets and friendly locals.  Swim, surf or fish your way across our 45 kilometers of pristine coastline and freshwater streams. Eat at one of the award winning cafes and restaurants, shop at one of our colourful local market, or watch whales and dolphins from the historic location of the Crowdy Head lighthouse.

Take a stroll or drive through one of our 9 National Parks and Reserves and be amazed by Ellenborough Falls, one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the southern hemisphere. The Barrington Tops are also a short drive away.

More information:
Manning Valley Tourism


Taree has several locations for student accommodation.  Our Pulteney Street units are for short-term accommodation and contain six two-bedroom units.  It is shared accommodation and most bedrooms have 2 single beds. It is conveniently located only a few minutes walk from the hospital and the centre of town.

Units located at Flett Street are generally for longer term medical student placements, and consist of twelve two bedroom units (each student has their own bedroom). There is also limited accommodation for couples who are on placement together.  These units are only a short walk to the hospital and a 10 minute walk to town. 

There are also two student houses, which have 3 and 4 single bedrooms, and are for longer term Allied Health placements. All of our accommodation has wireless Internet for student use.

Detailed information about accommodation can be found in the Student Orientation Manual