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Minlaton Site Information

A Typical Semester

Students have the opportunity of attending 8 clinical contact sessions each week. There are 3 GPs, 2 credentialled diabetes educators, and 7 specialty trained nurses on site at the Minlaton Medical Centre. Visiting Specialists include Cardiologist, Ophthalmologist, Geriatrician, asthma educator, and audiologist. Community Health services are also available through the health centre.

Minlaton Medical Centre

During this placement the students will be exposed to general practice medicine, rural and remote medicine and management, and emergency medicine via the attached Accident and Emergency department. There is very wide and varied clinical exposure at this practice.

Minlaton Community Centre

Other programs that may operate out of Minlaton include:

The University of Adelaide

  • Medicine (Year 6 Placements)
  • Nursing

University of South Australia

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Medical Radiation
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Occupational Therapy

Flinders University

  • Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Speech Pathology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Optometry

Scholarship Programs

  • John Flynn Medical Student Program - for Australian Nationals
  • Adelaide to Outback (AOGP) medical and nursing undergraduate program - for Australian Nationals

International Exchange Students

For more details please go to Rural Programs

Minlaton is a small rural town on the Yorke Peninsula. The population of the town is approximately 900 people, the surrounding catchment areas increase this number to approximately 2500 people, who utilise the Minlaton Medical Centre and Accident and Emergency, in the town. During the summer months the population triples, as do the presentations to the medical centre.

It is located 198 km west of Adelaide, approximately 2.5 hours’ drive. Minlaton lies in the central south of the Yorke Peninsula; there are several nearby seaside towns on the east and west coast surrounding Minlaton; Stansbury and Port Vincent to the West, and Hardwicke Bay, Port Rickaby, and Bluff Beach to the east. Yorketown is another centrally located town 30km south of Minlaton. This is the only hospital for the Southern Yorke Peninsula. Minlaton is predominantly a farming community, providing grazing and cropping.

Tourist Attractions

There are over 400km of coastline for fishing, swimming, snorkelling, diving, boating, cycling, walking and hiking. There are numerous art and craft galleries all over the Yorke Peninsula, often with cafés on site.

Visit the historical sites of

  • Moonta Mines
  • Bublacowie Military Museum
  • Red Devil Aviation Memorial
  • Inneston at Innes National Park
  • the Ethel Wreck
  • Barley Stacks Wines
  • Cape Spencer Lighthouse
  • Corny Point
  • Port Victoria Museum
  • Zanoni Shipwreck

Events on the Yorke Peninsula

There are plenty of events in the Yorke Peninsula. Here are some ideas to consider.
  • Stansbury Markets – weekends from October to May
  • Edithburgh Show and Shine and gala Day October long weekend
  • Kernewek Lowender – Cornish Festival every 2 years in the Copper Triangle
  • Kadina Annual Show
  • Moonta Antiques and Collectibles Fair
  • Port Vincent Gala Day - New Year’s Day
  • Yorke Peninsula Salt Water Classic Wooden Boat Event - Stansbury to Port Vincent


Adelaide to Minlaton is approximately 200 km.

Yorke Peninsula Coaches runs services to and from the Copper Coast which includes stops at Minlaton. For more information see

More Information this site provides excellent information on the region

If you want to visit Minlaton please contact the student coordinator who can advise you. Please refer to the People page and look up Site Specific Staff.

Minlaton is made up of a grid system very similar to the city of Adelaide, with one main central street with all others feeding off this.

There is a local bakery, 3 cafés, and 1 hotel for eating out options. The football club also does meals.

Retail facilities include a supermarket, hardware, newsagent, clothing boutique, agricultural suppliers, post office, electrical shops, and other retail outlets. There are branches of both ANZ and Bank SA in the town.

Harvest Corner is a local visitor’s information centre, which has won numerous tourism awards. It has local art, craft and produce for sale, as well as lots of tourist information, brochures, booklets and pamphlets on what activities there are to do around the area. They also sell souvenirs of the area. It has an internet café and also sells coffee, and locally baked cakes and biscuits.

The YP Council has an office in Minlaton and is also a good resource for a comprehensive list of services available in the town. The town offers services in building, construction and maintenance, health, education, childcare and aged care.

Student Housing

Minlaton Accommodation

The student accommodation is a brick veneer home, with an attached games room. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 main living areas, large communal dining area, and large fully equipped kitchen. There is also a study and a laundry. The house is fully furnished; all that is required is your linen, personal toiletries, and your food. TV, DVD player, desktop computer with wifi are all supplied.

Lounge Room

Activities & Sport

There is a large sporting community, including football, netball, hockey, softball, cricket, basketball, table tennis and golf. There are also many recreational activities such as boating, camping, fishing, walking etc.

Other Site Contacts

Organisation Phone Number Email Address
Police, Fire, Ambulance 000
Local police station +61 8 8853 2100
Yorketown Hospital +61 8 8852 1200
Minlaton Medical Centre 8853 2001
Minlaton Accident and Emergency +61 8 8853 2200
YP Coaches +61 8 8821 2755
Site Contacts
Find out who to speak to
Rural Clinical School

Ground Floor, 122 Frome Street
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005


T: +61 8 8313 6280