Department of Rural Health
Where could you go?
Our Department of Rural Health has six main site locations within our extensive NSW geographical footprint. Each of these main sites is equipped with offices, learning facilities and student accommodation. Students can choose to undertake their rural placements at one of our main placement sites, or within our NSW footprint more generally (see map below).
Experience a relaxed country lifestyle within a close-knit community, with close access to world-class learning facilities at our Tamworth Education Centre (TEC).
Taree is located at the heart of the picturesque Manning Valley. The town is surrounded by pristine beaches, waterways and nature reserves.
This tight-knit university town offers a blend of culture, state-of-the-art learning facilities, diverse placement opportunities and jaw-dropping natural beauty
This agricultural service town has an Art Deco flair and charming old-world ambiance. University of Newcastle students can access free student accommodation and travel assistance.
Students who undertake a rural placement in this stunning coastal town are often looking to mix study, travel and a relaxing beach lifestyle—all less than three hours’ drive from Newcastle.
This subtropical city is perfect for students looking for a coastal adventure further afield, along with modern convenience and a vibrant small-town atmosphere.
Our NSW footprint:
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.