Rural Health Workforce Australia is the peak body for the state and territory Rural Workforce Agencies. Our not-for-profit Network attracts, recruits and supports health professionals for rural and remote communities.

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Media releases

Media inquiries about Rural Health Workforce Australia should be made to Ian Mayer: 03 9860 4700

Recent RHWA and Rural Workforce Agency network media releases are listed below.


HESTA scholarship granted to 10 rural health students 28/03/17
Ten university students with a passion for rural and remote health are the winners of a new scholarship from RHWA and HESTA Super Fund... download


Funding injection a boost for rural health 21/02/17
RHWA welcomes $93 million funding for Rural Workforce Agencies to improve rural and remote access to health professionals... download


Rural training pathway needed for nurses and allied health 20/10/16
Better training pathways and promotion are needed to convince more nurses and allied health professionals to go rural, according to a new study released by RHWA... download


NT pioneers rural health leadership program 14/10/16
Alice Springs is hosting a new rural and remote leadership skills program for more than 20 university health students from around Australia... download


Country students take off with Give Them Wings health scholarships 13/07/16
Announcing the winners of the 2016 Give Them Wings scholarships, provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria in partnership with Rural Health Workforce Australia... download


Innovation the focus as future rural health leaders converge on Canberra 16/03/16
Innovation and technology the focus, as the National Rural Health Student Network celebrates its 21st birthday... download


Health scholarship gives country students a flying start 02/02/16
Applications now open for 2016 Give Them Wings nursing and allied health scholarships... download


RHWA welcomes Dr Ross Maxwell as new Chair 30/10/15
Dr Ross Maxwell has been appointed as the new Chair of Rural Health Workforce Australia... download


Country students reach for the sky with health scholarships 30/07/15
Announcing the winners of the 2015 Give Them Wings scholarships, provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria in partnership with Rural Health Workforce Australia... download


City med students go rural this weekend 22/06/15
The NSW Rural Doctors Network takes 15 medical students on a three-day Go Rural trip to Mudgee, Dunedoo and Gulgong... download


New maternity service for Collarenebri and Mungindi 09/06/15
The NSW Rural Doctors Network announces a much-needed outreach maternity program that provides antenatal services in two isolated rural communities... download


Career edge is key to driving future rural GPs: study 27/05/15
Insights from research with Australian-trained urban medical students and junior doctors... download


National Close the Gap Day 2015 19/03/15
Joint statement by Rural Health Workforce Australia and the National Rural Health Student Network... download


The best medicine for young health professionals 12/03/15
Announcing the 2015 Go Rural campaign by Rural Health Workforce Australia and the Rural Workforce Agencies, promoting medical careers in rural communities... download


Extraordinary rural doctors awarded 06/03/15
Rural Health West presents awards to 23 rural GPs and specialists in recognition of their dedication and long-term service to rural and remote communities in Western Australia... download


Students offer prescription for better rural health 05/03/15
Announcing the new Executive Committee of the National Rural Health Student Network and its 2015 priorities... download


Grants scheme attracts more dentists to the bush 28/01/15
Announcing the next funding round of the Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme... download


RHWA backs changes to get right doctors in right places 31/10/14
Rural Health Workforce Australia welcomes Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash's push to get the right doctors, with the right skills in the right places in rural and remote Australia... download


Med students win their way to see Bill Gates 09/09/14
Value of rural training underscored by world-class innovation for diagnosis of anaemia... download