Go Rural 2017 Western Australia

Go Rural events showcase the rewards of being a rural health professional and offers medical, nursing and allied health students and health professionals the chance to experience multidisciplinary health care in the rural sector.

The program also offers networking opportunities and information for your personal journey.

Applications for Go Rural 2017 are now closed.

The 2017 Rural Health West Go Rural event is open to final year medical, nursing and allied health students from Western Australian universities. 

This three-day rural immersion experience will be held in the Wheatbelt town of Moora, where students will have the opportunity to visit local health services, learn about current incentives and participate in skills workshops and scenarios, rural activities and networking opportunities. 

When:          Friday 17 – Sunday 19 March 2017
Where:        Moora 
Cost:            Fully funded program
Eligibility:   Final year medical, nursing or allied health student studying in Western Australia. 

Moora is located 172km north of Perth with a population of approximately 6,000 people. Moora is a thriving regional shire supported by strong agriculture and horticulture industries. It is the largest inland service centre between Perth and Geraldton. 

Rural Health West receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Health through Rural Health Workforce Australia to develop and deliver an annual event as a component of the national Go Rural program.

Watch what the students got up to in Harvey at Go Rural 2016!

Go Rural Western Australia 2016

The 2016 Western Australian Go Rural event was held over three days in Harvey in the south west region of Western Australia and was attended by 17 final year medical, nursing and allied health students from Western Australian universities.  The focus of the weekend was on the importance of multidisciplinary health care in regional, rural and remote locations.  Over the three days, students completed challenging activities which included suturing skills workshop, laughter yoga workshop, hospital and town tour and a quiz night. A Pilates class and a young professionals networking evening were also held over the weekend.


Left: Students visiting Harvey Hospital. Middle: Dr Michael Butcher instructing students in a suturing skills workshop.
Right: Joshua Yip after completing his abseiling challenge.


Left: Students participating in a high ropes course. Right: Students participating in a laughter workshop.