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Coleraine

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About Coleraine

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Coleraine is situated in a beautiful valley on the banks of Bryan's Creek, approximately 35 kilometres west of Hamilton. Coleraine has a population of around 1,200 people.  Coleraine’s surrounding landscape was the inspiration for poet Adam Lindsay Gordon's book 'The Fields of Coleraine'.  Visitors with a sweet tooth can sample delights at the Glenelg Fine Confectionary, a family-owned business renowned for its tasty chocolate delights made on the premises.

 

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Orientation

The GGT UDRH provides students with the opportunity to participate in orientation tours in a number of towns within the Greater Green Triangle region. These tours are free and are undertaken by local councils and health organisations.

Orientation tours help students familiarise themselves with a town's layout and the availability and location of facilities and services, such as supermarkets, ATM's and banks, post offices, sporting and recreational facilities, cinemas and the like. They also give students some insight into the local community and a chance to ask any questions they might have about the region or their town of placement.

Health Services

Coleraine District Health Services is located on the northern edge of Coleraine and provides a comprehensive range of services that include an emergency room for minor ailments and accidents, allied health, aged care, home and community care and health services, as well as the Merino Bush Nursing and Independent Living Units.

Coleraine District Health Services
119 McKebery Street
Coleraine, Victoria 3315
Ph: (03) 5553 2000

Department of Health Victoria  Gateway to a range of health information for the community and health professionals, including links to the Better Health Channel, publications, food safety alerts, public hospitals and health services statistics, aged care resources, career information and employment opportunties.

Great South Coast Medicare Local Australian Medicare Local Alliance (AML Alliance) is a new, national government funded not-for-profit company which has been established to spearhead an organised system for primary health care across the country through a network of 61 primary health care organisations called Medicare Locals (MLs). AML Alliance and MLs have been established as part of the National Health Reform and, together with Local Hospital Networks, form a critical part of a new arrangement for locally governing health.

Search for a hospital in Victoria  'MyHospitals' is an Australian Government initiative making it easier for people to access information about hospitals, including details on performance, admissions, accreditation and the types of services provided by each hospital.

Victoria's Mental Health Services  Victorian Government website showcasing a range of information on the state's public mental health services, including preventative programs, assessment and treatment options. The information is designed for mental health professionals and for community members, and includes links to related sites and useful resources, publications, and career information and opportunities.

Shopping

IGA is the main supermarket in Coleraine. Please note that the opening hours are typically more restricted than those in the city.

Dining

Places to eat in Coleraine include hotels, restaurants and take away stores. They are all located in the main street, Whyte Street.

Sports, Recreation and Tourism

Activities that can be enjoyed in Coleraine include fishing, gem fossicking, golf, horse racing, lawn bowls, scenic drives, swimming, tennis and croquet.

The Peter Francis Points Arboretum, better know as 'The Points' is located on the hills overlooking Coleraine. 'The Points' is a 37ha native Australian plant collection and is recognised as the most extensive collection of Eucalyptus species in the Southern Hemisphere, boasting over 12,000 native plants, including 63 rare and endangered native species.  Designed to complement 'The Points', The Eucalypt Discovery Centre is located in Whyte Street. Entry is free to both. The Eucalypt Discovery Centre is open Monday to Thursday, 9.00am - 5.00pm; Friday, 9.00am - 4:30pm; Saturday 10.00am - 4:00pm and Sunday and Public Holidays 11.00am - 4:00pm. For more information about The Points and The Eucalypt Discovery Centre visit www.thepoints.org.au

For further information contact the Coleraine Visitor Information Centre:
Pilleau Street
Coleraine, Victoria 3315
Ph: (03) 5575 2733

Banks

A Bendigo Bank is located in Whyte Street. Bank hours are typically 9.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday, although ATMs allow 24/7 access to funds.

Library and Internet Access

Coleraine has access to a mobile library that visits The Coleraine Eucalypt Centre on Fridays from 1.00pm - 6.00pm.

Internet access is available to students undertaking placement in Coleraine at the Post Office. The Coleraine Post Office is located at 80 Whyte Street and is open from 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Eduroam wifi access is available at the Coleraine Hospital.

Post Offices, Fuel and Other Services

The Coleraine Post Office is located at 80 Whyte Street and is open from 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

There are two petrol stations in Coleraine. Please note they are only open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm and Saturday morning to 12.00pm.

The Coleraine Caravan Park has a laundry available for students to use. Please make arrangements to collect a laundry key at the Coleraine Post Office by phoning (03) 5575 2268.

There are a number of places of worship in Coleraine. For further information please contact the Coleraine Visitor Centre, or the church directly.

  • Anglican Church: 03 5575 2152
  • Catholic Church: 03 5575 2113
  • Lutheran Church: 03 5575 2850
  • Uniting Church: 03 5575 2004

Local Transport

There are no local transport services within Coleraine. Luckily the town is quite compact and most destinations are within walking distance. 

Travel Times

Coleraine is accessible from Melbourne by car, bus and train (via Warrnambool). Coleraine is located 348 kilometres west of Melbourne, with a travel time by car of approximately four hours.

If you are travelling from somewhere other than Melbourne, or would like further information on transport to Coleraine, visit VicLink.

Further Information 

View more information on Coleraine

For additional information visit www.sthgrampians.vic.gov.au. Select 'Business Directory' from the left menu then Select 'Coleraine'

Contact the Coleraine Visitor Information Centre:
Pilleau Street
Coleraine, Victoria 3315
Ph: (03) 5575 2733

For a Map of Coleraine visit Wilkins Tourist Maps. Select 'Towns' from the top menu, type 'Coleraine' in the search box and then select 'Coleraine-VIC' from the list.