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Student Accommodation and Support

The Centre for Rural Health (CRH) aims to increase and improve rural experiences for undergraduate students in the health professions through a range of support initiatives aimed at enhancing the rural placement experience. 

Rural Health Teaching Sites and Student Accommodation

Free, self-contained accommodation in nineteen rural locations. 

Rural Placement Allowances

Payable to eligible students undertaking placements outside of Hobart and Launceston. 

Islands Assistance

Includes a single return airfare per placement for eligible students travelling to King and Flinders Islands. A weekly ferry allowance assists students on placement at Bruny Island.


The Tasmanian Clinical Educational Network hosts 'Virtual Orientation Tours' of many rural health facilities associated with this program.

The Faculty of Health's Professional Experience Placements website provides useful information about rural placements.

UTAS IT Support Help Sheets provide advice on how to access the University of Tasmania's Web Mail system while on placement.

The Rural Placement Allowance assists with the financial cost of undertaking a placement in a rural area.

Facebook Group has been set up as an informal way of sharing information about the accommodation facilities and their locations.

For further information, please contact Karla Peek

Phone: +61 3 6324 4000
Fax: 03 6324 4040