Manning Clinical School (Taree)

Manning Clinical School (Taree) is equipped with high-quality learning and simulation facilities within a close-knit community. The clinical school is located near Manning Base Hospital and has strong ties with the Hunter New England Local Health District.

Our health district

The Taree/Manning region is serviced by the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD).

The HNELHD covers a region of 131,785 square kilometres. The newly refurbished Manning Base Hospital provides a broad range of specialist services to the residents of Greater Taree, Great Lakes and Gloucester local government areas.

Students can also experience medical training in one of the areas’ private hospitals, including Mayo Private Hospital.

Our facilities

  • Advanced simulation centre
  • Clinical skills laboratories
  • Health library
  • Interdisciplinary learning areas
  • Multiple seminar, tutorial and meeting rooms
  • Student lounge
  • Student accommodation (subsidies may be available through the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health)

Our location

Taree is located on rich Biripi country at the heart of the picturesque Manning Valley, between Newcastle and Port Macquarie. It is a major commercial centre of the Barrington Coast.

Home to around 20,000 residents, Taree is surrounded by plenty of pristine beaches, waterways and nature reserves.

Easy access

The University of Newcastle Manning Clinical School is easily accessible via road and has ample street parking nearby.

Study-life balance

Students can take advantage of the many lifestyle features of the Manning region, including:

  • World-class beaches and freshwater streams
  • Local markets
  • Affordable housing
  • Award-winning cafes
  • Bush and coastal walks
  • Boutique shopping
  • Sporting and cultural activities

Our students

The University of Newcastle Manning Clinical School students offers a relaxed coastal lifestyle without compromising on education and research excellence. Students can access a diverse mix of clinical experiences at Manning Base Hospital and a number of public and private facilities.

At the Manning Education Centre, students can practise their skills and teamwork within the safety of a simulated and supportive environment. A dedicated academic team is available to give students holistic support to achieve their study and career goals. Students also have opportunities to participate in interprofessional learning and community engagement activities with the Department of Rural Health, such as Teddy Bear Hospitals with primary school children.

All Joint Medical Program students, enrolled at either University of Newcastle or University of New England, will be able to nominate placements at the Manning Clinical School in the latter years of the program.

Student testimonial

My year at Manning Base Hospital in Taree has provided me with incredible opportunities to develop both my clinical acumen and my practical skills. And quality education meets beachside living is pretty hard to beat! The academic staff as well as the hospital have facilitated an enormous amount of learning and growth for me and I think I will be a better doctor for having spent time here."

- Sam, JMP student

Contact us

Postal address:

Manning Education Centre (MEC)
69A High Street
Taree NSW 2430

Ph: +61 2 6755 3555

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.