Health, housing and education
Wodonga is a leader in regional health facilities and has a comprehensive range of services available to the community.
There are approximately 140 general practitioners and specialists in the region, with fully qualified professionals working in all fields from obstetrics to oncology and from paediatrics to psychiatry.
Wodonga is also fortunate in having some of the finest sports medicine practitioners, physiotherapists and chiropractors based in the region.
The Wodonga and Albury hospitals merged in 2009 to create Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) and provide public health to the border.
AWH operates from the two existing sites, now known as Wodonga campus (previously Wodonga Regional Health Service), which is located in Vermont St, and Albury campus (previously Albury Base Hospital).
For more information regarding AWH, please visit awh.org.au or phone (02) 6051 7111 (in an emergency, dial 000).
Wodonga also has a specialist cancer hospital, as well as a number of day surgeries.
Murray Valley Private Hospital is located in Nordsvan Drive and provides a comprehensive cancer and geriatric rehabilitation service to North East Victoria and Southern New South Wales.
It offers specialist consulting rooms, pathology service, radiation, oncology and a clinical psychologist.
Visit mvph.com.au or phone (02) 6055 3100 for more information.
The Albury-Wodonga Private Hospital is located in Pemberton St, Albury and is used by many Wodonga residents.
It has grown to more than 100 beds and has around 110 credentialed medical practitioners in an array of specialities.
Visit alburywodongaprivate.com.au or phone (02) 6041 1411 for more information.
For those who are more inclined toward inner health and harmony, there are many professionals in alternative medicines, including herbalists, homeopaths, hypnotherapists and those specialising in massage, meditation, acupuncture or aromatherapy.
With maternal and child health, diagnostic services, family counselling, Meals On Wheels and home help just a few of the many other services available, it all means you and your family will certainly be well cared for when you are residents of Wodonga.
The city continues to enjoy significant growth, which has prompted several residential developments in the Leneva Valley and Baranduda.
These developments are set in a semi-rural environment, with stunning views of surrounding foothills and mountains.
However, inner-city living is also plentiful and has many benefits.
Superbly designed and affordable units, apartments, townhouses and family homes are widely available for purchase or lease in all areas of the city.
There are choices, too, for the elderly and the infirmed.
Wodonga provides the peace of mind of residential aged care facilities, rental accommodation designed specifically for older people who require basic assistance, and private housing or retirement village-style living with associated services.
To find out more about real estate available for sale in Wodonga, please visit domain.com.au
For more detailed information on median house prices and services in Wodonga, see the ‘Business and investment’ section of this website.
Wodonga is well serviced with a wide range of educational facilities for its population and industry.
There are privately-owned and council-managed preschools to cater for children’s early learning needs.
More than 20 primary and secondary schools are located within the city including public and Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran denominations.
A special development school for disabled children also operates.
Wodonga is home to a thriving regional campus of La Trobe University, where more than 1100 students undertake undergraduate and post-graduate courses across a wide variety of disciplines including environmental management and ecology, psychological sciences, business, sport, tourism and hospitality, educational studies, social sciences, social work and social policy and nursing and midwifery.
Winner of the 2015 Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year, Wodonga Institute of TAFE provides vocational education and training consisting of nationally accredited qualifications, courses that provide pathways to university, and customised skills-based training solutions, to over 16,000 students annually. With close links to industry, Wodonga TAFE provides students with real, hands-on work experiences and training environments, ensuring students graduate with work-ready knowledge and skills.
Wodonga’s three community centres, two neighbourhood houses and the Albury Wodonga Community College all support life-long learning opportunities.
AWCC has courses in areas such as access learning, general education for adults, English as a second language, later-life learning, personal support, literacy, VCE, and youth pathways.
The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is based on the border and offers an acrobatics and circus school.
Many former students of the school have gone on to a career in performing arts, both nationally and internationally.
Last updated: 28-04-2016
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