The National Rural Health Conference is the pre‑eminent event in Australia for information and inspiration about rural and remote health and wellbeing.

16-18 September 2024

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

Speaker in front of audience
Medical students training
17th National Rural Health Conference Imagine, inspire & innovate

Join us at the 17th National Rural Health Conference – Imagine, Inspire and Innovate! The preeminent event in the southern hemisphere focusing on building healthy, sustainable and resilient rural communities. With plenty of opportunities for networking, the Conference will focus on innovative important topics such as rural health workforce capacity and training, determinants of health, mental health, the effects of climate change on health, Indigenous health, cultural safety, arts and health, as well as healthcare research and innovation.

If you are a health care consumer, health professional, student, researcher or policymaker, this is the one event in 2024 that you must not miss.  Come and join us as we collaborate and imagine opportunities to create a sustainable, innovative healthcare system for rural and remote Australia.

Key dates

Call for abstracts

5 April 2024


16-18 September 2024
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, Perth, WA
Karen Tighe

MC Karen Tighe

Karen Tighe is an excellent master of ceremonies and speaker who regularly hosts major corporate and sporting functions. Having hosted many of ABC TV’s major sports broadcasts including four Paralympic Games, ABC Sports Awards nights, golf and Hopman Cup tennis.