Students in upper years should be aware that there is no University accommodation in Port Macquarie and that the local public transport is well below metropolitan standard. Students seeking attachments in Port Macquarie will have to find accommodation in the general rental market and should preferably have personal transport. The campus will give you every assistance in finding accommodation. All accommodation is about five minutes drive from the CBD and about ten minutes from the hospital and medical school.
Some on-site accommodation is available for Year 1 students.
As Port Macquarie is a popular holiday destination, students should try to arrange their accommodation as early as possible to secure the most suitable rental property. Campus staff will provide assistance, and you can also search yourself using the local paper or popular rental property websites.
Varies - please be aware that Port Macquarie is a holiday destination and prices can fluctuate according to season. For a useful contact for accommodation requirements please see below.
If you have not secured long-term accommodation when you get to Port Macquarie, you should consider contacting Dianne Davis to arrange temporary accommodation while you are looking for something more suitable.
T (02) 6584 3837
F (02) 6584 3837
Dianne manages many units and enquiries, negotiations and payments should be directed to her.
The majority of term placments and amenities around Port Macquarie are easily accessible for students with their own transport. There is a bus service but not as frequent as in the city. The General Practice/Psychiatry term requires you to attend “rural” GP placements in Wauchope and Laurieton. These towns are about 30 minutes drive away from Port Macquarie Hospital.