Hervey Bay

The Hervey Bay Regional Clinical Unit is part of the Rural Clinical School and is based at  Medical Place, adjacent to Hervey Bay Hospital and St Stephen’s Hospital.

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The centre comprises:

  • State of the art clinical simulation lab
  • Task trainers and clinical skills facilities
  • Mock ward
  • Medical library
  • Extensive teaching and learning resources
  • Study and interaction spaces
  • Quiet covered outdoor area.


Clinical training is delivered through a mix of public and private healthcare providers, including:

  • Hervey Bay Hospital
  • Maryborough Hospital
  • General Practitioners
  • Private Specialists
  • Other community-based healthcare providers.

Situated around 300 km north of Brisbane, Hervey Bay is a lively and modern regional centre with a welcoming atmosphere and relaxed lifestyle. The town has a permanent population of around 55,000. Tourism swells this number, particularly come whale season from July to November.

Hervey Bay is famous as the whale watching capital of Australia, and is a popular gateway to the largest sand island in the world and heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island). As a tourism hub, Hervey Bay offers a wealth of services and attractions.

Hervey Bay’s neighbour city is the historical town of Maryborough, with a population of 27,000.  Together they form part of the area known as the Fraser Coast.

The traditional custodians of the region are the Butchulla People.

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Residential accommodation is available to Hervey Bay RCS students at two townhouse complexes owned and managed by the University.

  • Kawungan has two four-bedroom townhouses.
  • Point Vernon has two three-bedroom townhouses.

More information on accommodation and student residence house rules can be found in the UQRCS Student Acommodation Support Guideline for 2022 and 2023. 

All units are fully furnished and feature private study spaces and internet access.

Malcolm Court



Honeysuckle Avenue




The small student cohort means that students often have one on one teaching from consultants. It also means that students have plenty of opportunity to learn from patients and undertake clinical skills. Our dedicated team of teaching clinicians make sure our students become part of the clinical team and learn the skills they need to be effective and safe interns.

The clinical skills and simulation program provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice new clinical skills in a safe simulated environment, enabling them to feel more confident when they are undertaking these tasks in the clinical setting.

Hervey Bay Clinical Unit

Help us ensure the future of medical education and care in Hervey Bay through the student scholarship endowment. The scholarships will support and encourage medical students to continue their rural training in the Hervey Bay region, and hopefully many will choose to stay right here in Hervey Bay caring for our friends, family members, neighbours and loved ones.

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Rural Clinical School
Hervey Bay Regional Clinical Unit
2-4 Medical Place (PO Box 1900)
Urraween QLD 4655
T: +61 7 4194 4800
Email: uqrcs.herveybay@uq.edu.au

Meet Nick and Lachlan, UQ Hervey Bay medical students

"There are less students so the doctors and other hospital staff get to know you. If you show that you are keen, present and paying attention they’ll invest in you and give you opportunities to be involved in the team."