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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

Rural Health West Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition 2015

The Rural Health West Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition 2015 will be held on 7 and 8 March 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Perth.

Rural Health West will be offering free sponsorship for six students to attend this event.  If you are interested and would like to apply please complete the registration form and answer the following question:

What sessions would you like to attend and why?

Applications close on 6 February 2015.

Country Allied Health Student Travel Grants

WA Country Health Service and the Mental Health Commission are 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 both agencies to support students undertaking rural placements. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please contact the WA Country Health Service Program Manager (allied health) for eligibility information. 


 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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