Mallee District Aboriginal Services Medical Clinic – Swan Hill
Mallee District Aboriginal Services Medical Clinic offers a broad range of clinical health services, including Aboriginal health checks (for men, women and children) and referral to appropriate specialist and allied health services. The services are culturally-safe and specifically focussed on providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families.
The clinic GPs are well trained, meeting the requirements of the Royal Australian College of General Practice. They work within the Medical Board of Australia’s Code of Conduct. All GPs are credentialled and are either vocationally registered or have Fellowship with the RACGP or FRACGP and participate in mandatory ongoing education programs.
Swan Hill with a population of around 10,000, but servicing a community of around 25,000, is surrounded by lakes, rivers and creeks and is a very popular tourism destination.
The Murray River through Swan Hill is lined with a number of parks including Riverside Park on Monash Drive which has picnic areas, BBQ facilities, a playground and a sound shell. One of the most popular tourist attractions in town is the Pioneer Settlement, situated at the junction of the Murray and Little Murray Rivers. This settlement recreates the atmosphere of a pioneer river port town and it offers paddlesteamer cruises along the Murray River aboard the P.S. Pyap which was built in 1896 and has been restored.
It has a variety of festivals held through the year such as Harmony Day, Food and Wine Festival and the Heart Beat of the Murray Laser show. There are also great options for food and wine, with the region producing grapes and fresh vegetables for both the domestic and export markets.