Hospital Rd, Dalby, QLD, 4405, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: Hospital

Dalby Hospital offers maternity, surgical, accident and emergency, palliative care and renal dialysis services. Clinics available include, fracture, paediatric, surgical outpatients, medical imaging and more. 

It is a 43 bed hospital.

Opportunities for Students

  • Students will have the opportunity to attend teaching & training sessions with RMEA

About Dalby

Dalby is a large and prosperous rural service centre located in an area of fertile volcanic soil. It is surrounded by fields of wheat, cotton, mung beans, sunflowers, sorghum, millet and barley. Although the area is known as Queensland’s wheat centre, it also produces stud cattle, sheep, pigs and angora goats. Dalby has pleasant picnic spots beside the river, an attractive park in the centre of town, wide  country town streets and some great cafes.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Jondaryan Woolshed
  • Jimbour Homestead
  • Local race meets
  • Bunya Mountains


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 209km (2h 40m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Train

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (onsite)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - hospital is 2.5km from CBD

Tips from previous students

  • Possible to obtain a one month membership at the local gym, which was very friendly and well kept.


I had a wonderful time in Dalby hospital. The opportunities to work independently with support was fantastic. The SMOs were amazing at facilitating this supervised/supported independence. The nursing staff were great and very willing to share their wisdom.

I had a really great placement at the Dalby Hospital. Every member of staff was welcoming and supportive, and gave me plenty of learning opportunities. Everyone was happy to explain and teach me things, and give me feedback for my own learning. Everyone is really encouraging and allows you to become part of the team.

The preceptors are amazing! They made me (and others) feel very taken care of, provided excellent quality teaching