Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is the peak professional organisation for rural medical education and training in Australia. The College has around 2000 Fellows and Registrars who practice in regional, rural and remote communities throughout Australia.

University of Queensland - School of Medicine

The University of Queensland School of Medicine works in partnership with the health system to provide world class accredited medical education, underpinned by lifelong learning skills, our leading researchers, and our contribution to innovative best practice in clinical services. We do this for the benefit of all members of our community in Queensland, Australia, and the world.

Rural Doctors Association of Queensland

The Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) was established in 1989 as the medical political industrial arm for Queensland rural doctors. It is a non-profit organisation with its main objective being the attainment of a highest standard of health care for the people of rural Queensland.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Flying Doctors are always there, 24 hours a day, providing a comprehensive health service to people in more than 80 percent of Australia.

Health Insite

HealthInsite is an Australian Government initiative, funded by the Department of Health and Ageing. It aims to improve the health of Australians by providing easy access to quality information about human health.

The Queensland Rural Medical Family Network

The Queensland Rural Medical Family Support Network is responsible for supporting doctors, spouses, partners and families in rural and remote medical practice. The Family Network actively works to address the issue of retaining medical practitioners in rural areas, by providing a range of information, referral and support initiatives.

The Banana Shire Council

Banana Shire is situated in Central Queensland, Australia. It is 120 km west of the growing industrial City and Port of Gladstone and an easy drive to the city of Rockhampton.

QUIT Australia

Quit Victoria is dedicated to eliminating the pain, illness and suffering caused by tobacco.

National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is dedicated to reducing the dreadful effects of the number of people living with, or dying from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease.

Rural Generalist Pathway

The Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway (QRGP), coordinated by Queensland Health, aims to provide medical graduates with a supported training pathway to a career in rural medicine; and rural and remote communities with a skilled medical workforce.

A Rural Generalist is a rural medical practitioner who provides:

  • hospital and community-based primary medical practice; and
  • hospital-based secondary medical practice, including advanced skills in Indigenous health, mental health, adult internal medicine, emergency medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthetics or surgery); and
  • hospital and community-based public health practice.