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


Moree is located on the junction of two major highways, the Newell and Gwydir Highways. It is approximately 600kms from Sydney, 500km from Newcastle and 480kms from Brisbane. Moree is an agricultural service town, economically dependent on cotton, wheat and cereal crops, sheep and cattle grazing, Moree's town population is approximately 8500 people of which 18% are of Indigenous descent. (ABS 2001).

Moree District HospitalMoree Hospital

Moree District Hospital provides acute medical, surgical and maternity inpatient services. Emergency Department, chemotherapy services and a range of diagnostic imaging (x-ray and ultrasound) and pathology services are available The Moree Plains Health Service also has  Community Health Services, including support areas of mental health, drug and alcohol, early childhood centre, aboriginal maternal health, diabetes support, physiotherapy, audiology, speech therapy, oral health, domiciliary nursing, occupational therapy and dietetics.


The exquisite Art Deco town centre provides a spectacular old-world ambiance. Browse through specialty boutiques, popular throughout the region for their quality designer clothing, dine at one of the many cafes and restaurants, explore the regional art gallery, or taste test some of the pecans, olives, wines and other specialty regional produce.

Relax in the therapeutic hot Artesian Spas before enjoying a self-guided heritage walk, a stroll throughMoree our many beautiful parks and gardens, or stop for a pampering massage in one of the luxurious salons, day spas, and alternate therapy centres.Explore our rich hinterland. Take a guided tour of the largest pecan nut farm in the Southern Hemisphere, hike through the spectacular Waa Gorge in Kaputar National Park, set up your tent and drop in a line at one of our many waterholes, or have a beer at one of our historic village pubs.


Student accommodation is located within a 5 minute walk to the hospital and is also within close walking distance to the shops, medical centres and sporting facilities.  Detailed information on accommodation facilities can be found in the Student Orientation Manual.