The Rural Health Professionals Program (RHPP) is an Australian Government funded initiative designed to attract and retain nursing and allied health professionals in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.

Rural Health West is responsible for delivering this program in Western Australia.

Rural Health West is pleased to announce that funding has been provided for the Rural Health Professionals Program (RHPP) for the 2015-2016 financial year. The aim of the Program is to increase the rural and remote allied health and nursing workforce and improve retention rates.

This funding will enable Rural Health West to provide a limited number of eligible new recruits to rural communities with financial assistance to aid in their relocation to their new community. Funding under this Program can be allocated to assist eligible candidates with relocation costs, rental assistance for up to three months and ongoing professional development.

Rural Health West provides a free recruitment service for all health practices in rural and remote Western Australia who have a focus on provision of primary care. This includes free advertising on our website, and promotion at the industry conferences and events we will attend throughout the year.

Please note the Rural Health Professionals Program is subject to ongoing Commonwealth funding.