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Horsham

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About Horsham

Horsham

Horsham has a population of around 13,500 and is the heart of the Wimmera agriculture and cropping region.  Thousands of tourists and rock climbing enthusiasts from around the world visit each year to experience Mount Arapiles and the Grampians National Park.

Under normal weather conditions the region boasts many fine lakes and a Wimmera River system that is extremely popular with fishing, boating, swimming and water enthusiasts.

Horsham hosts a range of quality major sporting and cultural events. You can view the fine collection of Australian art and photography at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, and attend live music and theatre events at the Wesley Performing Arts Centre. 

 

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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

Wimmera Health Care Group (WHCG) is the major specialist referral centre for the Wimmera and Southern Mallee region of Victoria, servicing an area of 61,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 54,000 people. It has campuses in Horsham and Dimboola and provides emergency and critical care services for adults and children.

Every year, WHCG treats over 10,000 inpatients, 16,000 emergency patients and 123,000 outpatients. With a workforce of approximately 850 staff, WHCG is the largest employer in the region.

Wimmera Health Care Group (Horsham Campus)
83 Baillie Street
Horsham, Victoria 3400
Ph: (03) 5381 9111

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.

Grampians 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

Safeway and Coles are the main supermarket chains in Horsham. Please note that the opening hours are typically more restricted than those in the city.

The Horsham Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at the Horsham Showgrounds, McPherson Street.

Dining

You'll find many fine restaurants, hotel bistros, cafes, bakeries, and take away to choose from. The warm dry climate is also perfect for alfresco dining with a glass of fine wine from one of western Victoria’s many wineries!

Sports, Recreation and Tourism

If you enjoy outdoor activity visit the Horsham Police Paddock which covers an area of 48 hectares, providing recreational opportunities for walkers, cyclists, anglers, bird watchers and dog owners in a woodland setting.

The Wimmera River is also a favourite spot for rowing, kayaking and canoeing, and the banks feature a number of picnic and BBQ areas.

Mount Arapiles and the nearby Grampians National Park offer world-renown rock climbing opportunities.

For those who prefer the indoors, visit the Horsham Aquatic Centre, which features an indoor-heated pool (25m, 8 lanes), and a leisure/program pool, gymnasium and recreation hall, creche/meeting room, kiosk and outdoor cafe.

The Horsham Golf Course is known as country Victoria’s best (awarded by the pro-am circuit). More information can be obtained from www.horshamgolfclub.com

For more information contact the Horsham Visitor Information Centre:
20 O’Callaghan’s Parade
Horsham, Victoria 3402
Freecall Ph: 1800 633 218

Banks

There are six major banks in Horsham - the Australia and New Zealand Bank (ANZ), Bendigo Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), National Australia Bank (NAB), St George Bank and Westpac. Bank hours are typically 9.00am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, although ATMs allow 24/7 access to funds.


Library and Internet Access

The Horsham Library is located at the Mibus Centre in McLachlan Street and is open from 10.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and from 9.30am - 1.00pm Saturday.

Internet access is available to students at the library and at the Horsham Visitor information Centre:
20 O'Callaghan Parade
Horsham, Victoria 3402
Freecall Ph: 1800 633 218

Post Offices, Fuel and Other Services

The Main Post Office in Horsham is located at 29 Firebrace Street and is open from 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

There are seven petrol stations in Horsham. The Caltex Petrol Station is open 24/7.

There are two laundromats in Horsham, in Firebrace Street and Dooen Road.

Information on places of worship and service times can be found in Friday's local paper, the "Wimmera Mail Times".

Local Transport

Buses circulate the Horsham urban area on six main routes, Monday to Saturday. There are no services on public holidays. Concession is available to students (student identification must be provided). For further information on timetables contact Wimmera Roadways or phone 03 5382 2819.

Travel Times

Horsham is located 300 kilometres north west of Melbourne and is accessible by both car and train. The travel time by car is approximately three hours and fifteen minutes.  If you are travelling from a destination other than Melbourne, or would like further information on transport to Horsham, visit VicLink.

Further Information

View more information on Horsham

Contact the Horsham Visitor Information Centre:
20 O’Callaghan’s Parade
Horsham, Victoria 3402
Freecall Ph: 1800 633 218

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