Merino is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the Shire of Glenelg Local Government Area, 363 kilometres west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Merino had a population of 400.


  • Community Shopping Bus
  • Business Services
  • Chair-based Exercises
  • Community Car
  • District Nursing Service
  • Equipment Hire
  • Medical Practitioners
  • Social Support Group
  • Pathology Services
  • Podiatry
  • Psychologist

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday – Reception open 9am to 5pm *excluding public holidays

Hamilton Emergency Department open 24 hours
No emergency services at Merino


19-21 High Street
Merino 3310
(03) 5579 1303

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Year Description
2000Services amalgamateThe Homes for the Aged Committee and the Hospital Board of Management amalgamated and then in July 2000 the Coleraine and District Hospital, Coleraine and District Homes for the Aged and Merino Bush Nursing Centre officially amalgamated to form the Coleraine District Health Service. 
1992Reopening after closure in August 1991The Merino Bush Nursing Hospital closed in August the year prior and reopened in May 1992 as a Bush Nursing Centre.
1958Bush Nursing Hospital first established in MerinoHealth services in Merino were originally established as a Bush Nursing Hospital in 1958, after pursuing government funding since 1944 when soldier settlement began to swell the district’s population.
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