Student Accommodation and Support

The Centre for Rural Health encourages health students to choose a rural placement in Tasmania by offering a range of support services including a network of rural hospital and community-based learning environments dedicated to rural health teaching, learning and research.

Rural Health Teaching Sites provide students with accommodation and IT facilities close to local health services.  Accommodation is of a medium to high standard and is offered on a share basis. It is self-contained and fully equipped with cooking and laundry facilities. The range of IT services varies from site to site. Please check with your mobile phone provider to see whether the location you are visiting is covered.

Information specific to each accommodation facility will be provided when bookings are confirmed.


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