National Rural Health Conferences

The National Rural Health Conference is the largest regular public event on the agenda of those interested in improving health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia. The biennial Conference is the NRHA’s biggest project, it is a key element of its core business and sets much of the agenda for the Alliance’s work for each two-year period. It has become a key part of the agenda-forming process for the rural and remote health sector as a whole. Below is a list of past National Rural Health Conferences and a link to their proceedings.

16th National Rural Health Conference 30-May - 1 June 2022, Perth, Western Australia

16th National Rural Health Conference

Bridging social distance;
Rural health innovating & collaborating

30 May 1 June 2022, Perth, WA


15th National Rural Health Conference 24-27 March 2019, Hobart, Tasmania

15th National Rural Health Conference

Better together!
24-27 March 2019, Hobart, TAS


14th National Rural Health Conference 26-29 April 2017, Cairns, Queensland.

14th National Rural Health Conference

A World of Rural Health
26-29 April 2017, Cairns, QLD


13th National Rural Health Conference 24-27 May 2015, Darwin Convention Centre, NT. people places possibilities

13th National Rural Health Conference

People Places Possibilities...
24-27 May 2015, Darwin, NT


12thNRHC

12th National Rural Health Conference

Strong commitment, bright future.
7-10 April 2013, Adelaide, SA


11thNRHC

11th National Rural Health Conference

Rural and remote Australia: the heart of a healthy nation
13 -16 March 2011, Perth, WA


10thNRHC

10th National Rural Health Conference

Rural Health: the place to be...
17 - 20 May 2009, Cairns, QLD


9thNRHC

9th National Rural Health Conference

Standing up for Rural Health: Learning from the past - Action for the future
7 - 10 March 2007, Albury, NSW


8thNRHC

8th National Rural Health Conference

Central to Health: sustaining well-being in remote and rural Australia
10 - 13 March 2005, Alice Springs, NT


7thNRHC

7th National Rural Health Conference

The Art and Science of Healthy Community - sharing country know-how
1 - 4 March 2003, Hobart, Tasmania


6thNRHC

6th National Rural Health Conference

Good Health ~ Good Country; From conception to completion
4 - 7 March 2001, Canberra, ACT


5thNRHC

5th National Rural Health Conference

Leaping the Boundary Fence: Using Evidence and Collaboration to Build Healthier Rural Communities
14 - 17 March 1999, Adelaide, SA


4thNRHC

4th National Rural Health Conference

Health For All By The Year 2000
9 - 12 February 1997, Perth, WA


3rdNRHC

3rd National Rural Health Conference

The Politics of Rural Health: How Far Have We Come?
3 - 5 February 1995, Mount Beauty, VIC


2ndNRHC

2nd National Rural Health Conference

A Fair go for Rural Health - forward together
12 - 14 February 1993, Armidale, NSW


1stNRHC

1st National Rural Health Conference

A Fair go for Rural Health
14 - 16 February 1991, Toowoomba, QLD