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The wheatbelt locality of Narrogin is home to some of WA’s most productive agricultural farmlands and is a true hub of regional life and community. Just shy of 200km from Perth, Narrogin offers a rural lifestyle to those who seek the peace of the country with reasonable proximity to the city. Narrogin is renowned for its picturesque gardens and heritage architecture, with its modern town centre hosting a great selection of cafes, art galleries, walking trails and much more.

Narrogin RCSWA was established back in 2007. The office is conveniently located at the Narrogin Hospital in the corporate wing and is where all student tutorials are held. It is also across the road from the RCSWA student house - never be late to a placement again!

  • Accommodation

    Narrogin RCSWA has one five-bedroom, two-bathroom house and is located across the road from Narrogin Hospital. Most local amenities are also within walking distance of the student house.

  • Transport

    Students are advised to bring their cars to travel outside of Narrogin, as there is no public transport. Within town, most local amenities are within walking distance. Narrogin RCSWA office has bicycles available for student use in town. There is a regular TransWA bus connecting Perth and Narrogin.

  • Health Services

    Narrogin Hospital is a modern facility with 28 acute inpatient beds, eight subacute inpatient beds, and 15 same-day beds. Clinical services provided include emergency services, maternity services, inpatient ward, public dentist, chemotherapy unit, cancer services and surgical services. There are RCSWA teaching rooms based in the hospital. See WACHS Narrogin Health Services for more information.

    Narrogin RCSWA students attend John Parry Medical Centre and Earl Street Medical Practice for their GP rotations.

  • Extra Activities

    Narrogin YMCA Recreation Centre has a fully equipped gym, tennis and squash courts, basketball courts, hockey courts, footy oval, and a swimming pool. There are lots of sporting clubs suiting all levels of play from beginners to pros, including tennis, hockey, netball, basketball, football and cycling. Narrogin Repertory Club put on plays twice a year and ARTS Narrogin organises musicals, theatre and art exhibitions in the local area. The Barna Mia Nocturnal Animal Sanctuary is situated in the picturesque Dryandra Woodland National Park.

    There are excellent walking trails through and around Foxes Lair Nature Reserve and Narrogin Creek, a 60-hectare bushland area.  

    Other local and nearby events include Narrogin Rev Heads, Narrogin Agricultural Show, Wagin Woolarama, Darken Sheep Fest, Katanning Harmony Festival and Yealering Regatta.

    Find out more about the wonderful community of Narrogin by visiting the following links:

Staff Profiles

Wheatbelt Immersion Program

Narrogin Silos

What’s it like to live in the bush? Notre Dame academic lead Dr Donna Mak and RCSWA Narrogin academic services officer Sarah Hawksley take to local radio to explain the university’s Wheatbelt Immersion Program and the experience for first year medical students and local families.

Since 2005, Notre Dame students have been billeted for short periods by Wheatbelt families so the potential rural practitioners can get a taste of rural life. With Covid challenges, the program switched to Zoom in 2022 but that did not stop the students from heading over the hills.

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