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News and events

Each year WAALHIIBE hosts a number of events for its members to attend and participate in. An overview of these is listed below. For full details of each event, please see the link to the Events Calendar


Geraldton and Midwest Rural Student Vocational Experience

Rural Health West and the WA Centre for Rural Health are offering first or second year health students from Western Australian universities the opportunity to participate in a fully funded rural vocational experience.

The experience will focus on learning about interprofessional rural practice in Geraldton and will include a visit to the Mount Magnet community, health service visits, simulation education opportunities and clinical observation. This student vocational experience will be held in July 2015.

Click here for more information and here for the application form.



Joint WAALHIIBE and and SPINRPHEX Student Rural Health Conference

 To be held at the University of Notre Dame ND35/301 Building in Fremantle on the 15 August 2015. 


Dan Mahoney
Future health leaders Chairman and rural physiotherapist

Tess Ivanhoe
CRANAplus Chronic Disease Program Manager
Nganampa Health Council, South Australia

Dr Jilen Patel
Kimberley Dental Team Senior Dental Officer and Director


  • Telethon Speech and hearing
  • Key Sign WA
  • Disaster Management
  • Lions Eye Vision - eye emergencies

Tickets are $15 and are available here: http://www.trybooking.com/IEDI
Registration includes food, drinks and a sundowner event.


WAALHIIBE Student Rural Health Club Mental Health Night

Join us at the WAALHIIBE Mental Health Night to be held on the 8 September at Edith Cowan University Joondalup Campus.

Presentations will be provided by Amanda Gillett - Manager Community Services at the Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS) and Stefani Caminiti from Beyond Blue.  Snacks will be provided.

The event commences at 6pm. If you would like to attend please contact the WAALHIIBE administrator to RSVP or call on 6389 4537

Country Allied Health Student Travel Grant

WA Clinical Training Network is pleased to provide grants to undergraduate and graduate entry students to assist with travel costs for country placements of four weeks or more.

Rural vocational experiences are an important part of the training program and Rural Health West is pleased to work with WA Clinical Training Network to support students undertaking rural placements. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please contact the WA Clinical Training Network Coordinator, Simulated Learning Environments Lead, WA  for eligibility information. 

Clinical Placement Night

 Are you interested in participating in a rural clinical placement? YES!

Join us on Tuesday 6 October to hear from a speaker from the Western Australian Center for Rural Health, and learn how to get involved. Students who have participatied in rural clinical placement will also share their experiences.

Registrations are from 6.00pm. To RSVP for this event please email the WAALHIIBE Administrator, or telephone 08 6389 4537.


 How would you like to help out as a volunteer with FAIRGAME WA to provide a range of physical activities and health education sessions to some of our Indigenous communities? A fantastic opportunity for a rural and remote experience with a not-for-profit organisation who recycles donated sports equipment and provides education and inspiration to underserviced communities through targeted fitness, health and nutrition programs.  
Click here for more information about FAIRGAME

Conferences of National Significance

The NRHSN receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to fund medical, allied health, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry students who are members of their university Rural Health Club to attend Conferences of National Significance (CoNS). CoNS is a great way for you to be able attend a conference where you will be able to network and gain the great experience and knowledge that you may not have been able to afford as a student! Read more.
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