Health and Education

Health Services 

Ararat is home to the award winning East Grampians Health Services, the Ararat Medical Centre and Tri-Star Medical Centre 

as well as the rural medical facilities of Elmhurst Bush Nursing Centre.

East Grampians Health Services hospital in Ararat is well served by a full complement of state of-the-art medical facilities, including a birthing suite and labour delivery room, accident and emergency, dialysis treatment facilities, operating theatre, day procedure centre and palliative care services.


No matter what stage you are in life we have education covered! Childcare centres, kindergartens, primary, secondary and tertiary studies are all available on your doorstep or a short government funded bus trip for those wanting to live rurally.

A choice of several large Childcare Centres as well as independent home based family day care options are open and flexible so whether you work part time, shift work, full time or just need some ‘me’ time it’s all possible.

With a choice of 6 Kindergartens11 Primary Schools and 3 Secondary Schools, there are options to suit all needs and abilities.