Rural Health Awards now seeking nominations from Friends

  • 2017 Unsung Heroes Award and Des Murray Youth Award winners
    2017 Unsung Heroes Award and Des Murray Youth Award winners

Photo: National Rural Health Alliance

The Rural Health Awards give three people living in a rural or remote area who might otherwise be unable to attend, the opportunity to take part in the 15th National Rural Health Conference in Hobart on 24-17 March 2019.
Nominations are being sought in three categories:
•    Friends Unsung Hero Award;
•    Des Murray Youth Award; and
•    Friends Nursing/Midwifery Award.  

Members of Friends of the Alliance are invited to nominate people for these awards but the nominees do not need to be a member of Friends.  

If you are not a member of Friends but would like to nominate someone you can join Friends now at:

Nominations will be open until 12 October 2018.

You will find the application form on the Friends web page.

The successful nominees will be announced on 1 December 2018.

The winner in each category will receive registration, travel and accommodation costs to attend the Conference.

Unsung Hero Award
The Unsung Hero Award recognises a very special person who has made a lifelong contribution to the health and wellbeing of their local remote, Indigenous, or rural community.

Des Murray Youth Award
The Des Murray Youth Award was first presented in 2000 to honour the memory of a man who made a major contribution to Australia's rural and remote health community. It is awarded every second year to enable a young person from a more remote area to attend the National Rural Health Conference.

Nursing/Midwifery Award
This Award has been made possible by contributions from James Cook University, the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and CRANAplus. The successful applicant will be a nurse or midwife working in a remote or rural area who, without the Award, would be unable to attend the Conference.

Don’t miss this opportunity to acknowledge someone exceptional!


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