Located in Gayinyaga Country, high on the Northern Tablelands, this tight-knit university town offers a blend of culture, state-of-the-art learning facilities, diverse placement opportunities and jaw-dropping natural beauty. It’s a place where you can see the seasons changing, with warm summers and crisp winters, and a colourful display of greens, reds and oranges in-between.
You won’t regret choosing Armidale for placement! Being a referral hospital, you see an abundance of different clinical conditions—making it a breeze gaining entry-level competence. Weekend activities include sightseeing at Dangars Falls, drinking coffee at the Goldfish Bowl, and lots more."
Jess, Nutrition and Dietetics
Explore the local area
New England High Country boasts spectacular waterfalls, gorges, world-heritage national parks, cool-climate vineyards and a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage. Canyoning, mountain biking, birdwatching, trout fishing and other outdoor adventures take on an exciting new dimension up high. Discover the galleries, museums, fine food and much more.
Local learning facilities
Our Armidale office is located in the Tablelands Clinical School, which was established in 2009 in collaboration with the University of New England. The school is purpose-built for medicine and allied health students. It supports the quality learning and teaching of clinical skills, offering experience in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness within a professional environment with teaching clinics and simulation labs.
Armidale Hospital provides for all types of medical services, including medicine, surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics, geriatrics and accident and emergency as well as outpatient clinics. Ancillary services include radiology, pathology, occupational therapy and speech therapy, social work, physiotherapy and pharmacy.
Students can apply for subsidised accommodation in our two three-bedroom villas located a short walk from the Armidale Hospital and the Tablelands Clinical School. Additional hostel-type accommodation owned by Hunter New England Area Health Service, is available at Rusden House, about 200m from the hospital.
If student accommodation in unavailable or full, we may be able to subsidise your alternative accommodation costs, making it an affordable way to experience life away from home. Detailed information about accommodation can be found in the Student Orientation Manual.
Community engagement activities
As a student with us, you’ll also be involved in community engagement activities in and around the local region. Past students in Armidale have enjoyed getting involved with outreach to remote schools and the One Deadly Step program, which supports the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
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.