Students interested in rural health have numerous opportunities throughout the year to attend conferences all around Australia.  Each has their own unique flavor but all give students the occasion to mingle with like minded students, discuss the broader issues and have a great time doing it.

Outlined below are the more popular conferences.  For further information on any of them or to inquire about other conferences that might be of interest, please visit the attendant websites, the NRHSN’s website or e-mail

Gundy Medical Muster

The Gundy Medical Muster allows Medical Health Professionals to come together for a weekend of education & networking in a family friendly environment.

See the facebook event for more information:

Medical students are invited to submit an abstract. Further details can be found here.

Rural Doctors’ Association of Queensland Conference 7th-9th of June – click here to visit the website

RDAQ 2018 is an annual conference that seeks to provide a forum (unsurprisingly) for rural doctors to discuss the issues facing the practice of medicine in their state. As well, workshops are run in the preceding few days and there is always a strong student presence throughout the conference. There is no excuse for not attending this year as RDAQ 2018 will be in Brisbane!

Applications to attend this conference are now closed. There is still an opportunity to attend the RDAQ Welcome Reception and Pre-Conference workshop. Apply here.

Are you  remotely interested? Tuesday 24th – Friday 27th July 2018, Mt Isa

Students can participate in this conference by preparing a research presentation or poster. Abstract submissions are now open.

AMSA Rural Health Summit 2018 – 28th to 30th of September

The Rural Health Summit (RHS) is AMSA Rural Health’s premier event. This year RHS will be held in Albury, New South Wales. This not-to miss event will showcase inspiring speakers, skills workshops and discussions about all things rural health. This is a fantastic event for medical students passionate about rural health!

For more information, check out the facebook page.


The Joint Rural Health Club Weekend 5th-7th of October 2018

The Joint Rural Health Club Weekend is held annually by Health Workforce Queensland in conjunction with the RDAQ foundation. This year it will be held in Stanthorpe from 5th-7th of October. Rural health clubs in attendance include BUSHFIRE, HOPE4HEALTH, RHINO and TROHPIQ. The conference provides an opportunity for health students to gain exposure to the academic and social aspects of practising health in a rural setting. The weekend incorporates social and academic skills sessions. It is always one of the highlights of the year for rural health students.


Cost: $90 per student (TROHPIQ is subsidising the $270 cost for successful applicants)

The cost includes accomodation, all activities, catering and transport to and from the event.

Apply here.

For more information, please visit Health Workforce Queensland’s website.

The World Rural Health Conference 2018 – click here to visit the website

The 15th WONCA World Rural Health Conference (WRHC 2018) will be held in New Delhi from 26 – 29th April 2018. This is an international event that will see delegates from around the world inspiring and exchanging ideas on the latest developments and challenges in rural family practice and rural and remote health generally. Medical students are encouraged to attend.


myPHN Conference 2018 1st-2nd September, Mackay

More information available here.