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? 

This is the conference for you.

In March 2019 the rural health sector will gather in Hobart for the 15th National Rural Conference.  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 the 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. 

It's been thirty years since the first National Rural Health Conference was held in Queensland.  Join us as we celebrate our 15th Conference and help achieve equitable health for the 7 million Australians living in rural and remote areas.

Hobart and its surrounds was home to the Muwinina people who the Alliance acknowledges as the traditional and original owners of this land.  We pay respect to those that have passed before us and acknowledge today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community as the custodians of the land on which we will meet.


Key Dates

March 2018

Sponsorship and exhibition sales open Exhibit Now

1 June 2018

Call for abstracts opens

31 August 2018

Call for abstracts closed

September 2018

Early Bird registration opens.  Closes 31 December 2018

October 2018

Authors receive notification of outcome of abstract submitted

December 2018

Draft program published

24-27 March 2019   


Principal sponsor

90 Years Royal Flying Doctor Service