Australia’s premier rural health event.

Four days immersion in rural and remote health and wellbeing. Hear the latest developments, network with leaders from across the sector, and help set the rural health agenda for the next two years.

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Interested in the health and wellbeing of rural or remote Australia? 

In March 2019 the rural health sector gathered in Hobart for the 15th National Rural Conference:  Better together!  Every two years we meet to learn, listen and share ideas about how to improve health outcomes in rural and remote Australia. 

Proudly managed by the National Rural Health Alliance, the Conference has a well-earned reputation as Australia's premier rural health event.  Not just for health professionals, the Conference recognises the critical roles that education, regional development and infrastructure play in determining health outcomes, and we welcome people working across a wide variety of industries. 

Over 1,100 delegates came together in Hobart as we celebrated our 15th Conference in order to help achieve equitable health for the 7 million Australians living in rural and remote areas.


The National Rural Health Conference pays its respects to the traditional and original owners of this land their elders both past and present. We acknowledge that the Tasmanian Aboriginal people are the traditional and original custodians of the skies, water and land of lutruwita (Tasmania), country of which their mothers & grandmothers have given birth. 

We acknowledge their continued connection to this country that still provides the Tasmanian Aboriginal people with food, medicine and crafts that is celebrated in ceremony - knowledge that is over 2000 generations old. We appreciate the deep connection that the Tasmanian Aboriginal people have with lutruwita (Tasmania), and recognise that we also feel connected because of the support and friendship that we have enjoyed for many years with the many Friends and colleagues in the rural health sector who have come from lutruwita (Tasmania).


Key Dates

24-27 March 2019   


Principal sponsor

Royal Flying Doctor Service