About Keith

Keith is a modern country township located on the Dukes Highway, with a population of approximately 1,300. The Ngarranjeri people occupied the area around Keith prior to European settlement.

The town is named after Lord Kintore, also known as Lord Keith, who was the Governor of South Australia in 1889 when the town was officially proclaimed. In the 1940s CSIRO scientists discovered that the land around Keith was particularly productive, and over time Keith has had considerable success with cattle studs, grain crops and lucerne. Today Keith is still recognised as the "lucerne capital of Australia" with its distinctive purple paddocks.

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Flinders University supports students undertaking rural work-integrated learning placements through the provision of accommodation services. Flinders managed accommodation is available in a number of towns within rural South Australia, Northern Territory and western Victoria.

For Flinders managed properties, you can use the online booking system to check the availability of accommodation in the area you will be visiting. Some houses are tenanted by students on long-term placements and may not have any available rooms.

The accommodation is of a high standard and is low cost with lodgings predominantly situated close to the main hospital and associated health services of each town.

Accommodation typically comprises individual bedrooms with shared kitchen, living room, laundry and bathroom facilities. Where available, students also have access to a communal study area or Student Learning Centre.

Where there is no accommodation listed or available in the location of your placement, email (SA and Hamilton, Victoria) or (NT) to enquire about what other options may be available.

To book accommodation, first login or create an account, then add a placement before proceeding to add accommodation for that placement.


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Safety information is also available for students when staying in the accommodation.


Accommodation is currently offered in these towns: