WAALHIIBE (Western Australian ALlied Health Interested in Bush Experience) provides opportunities for allied health students who are interested in experiencing rural practice.

Being involved in a Student Rural Health Club can enhance future employment opportunities and is a great way to meet fellow health students.

WAALHIIBE provides activities and educational experiences for students, including trips to rural and remote areas, Rural High School Visits, cultural awareness training, Indigenous community event attendance, guest speaker nights, skills evenings, social events and more.

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WAALHIIBE is Western Australia’s Student Rural Health Club for allied health students from Curtin University, University of Western Australia, University of Notre Dame Fremantle, Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University.

Become a member of WAALHIIBE

Visit the National Rural Health Student Network website to complete your registration details.

Being a part of WAALHIIBE is a great opportunity for students to:

  • Discover rural health careers
  • Enhance future employment opportunities
  • Build professional relationships
  • Explore rural Western Australia
  • Attend free informative and fun events
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If you would like to join a student rural health club that provides opportunities to medical, dental and nursing students, SPINRPHEX (Students and Practitioners Interested in Rural Practice Health Education Xetcetera) Student Rural Health Club is for you! 

Become a member of SPINRPHEX

To find out more about SPRINPHEX or to join, visit the National Rural Health Student Network website.

Upcoming WAALHIIBE events

Click on an event to read more about it!

Rural Speakers Night - Thursday 27 April 2017

Rural Speakers Night
Thursday 27 April 2017 | University of Notre Dame, Fremantle | 5.30pm-9.00pm

Visit the WAALHIIBE Facebook event or email the WAALHIIBE Administrator to register for this event.

Hear health professionals share their stories of working in rural and remote Western Australia. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear firsthand experience, network and discover the diversity of a rural health career!

Speakers include:

  • Kate Fitzsimons - Physiotherapist
  • Matt Vuksanovic - Pharmacist
  • Emily Aitkin - Physiotherapist
  • Amber Rose - Dietician
  • Plus more to be announced soon!

  • This is a FREE event and light refreshments will be provided.
    Cultural Sensitivity Evening - Monday 1 May 2017

    Cultural Sensitivity Evening
    Monday 1 May 2017 | Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) | 6.00pm - 9.00pm


    Visit the WAALHIIBE Facebook event or email the WAALHIIBE Administrator to register for this event.

    This event is designed to further develop your understanding of the culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and how to deliver culturally appropriate healthcare.

    Speakers include:

  • John van der Giezen  -  Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service (SAMHS)
  • Sharon Bushby  -  Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia  (AHCWA)
  • Plus more to be announced soon!

  • This is a FREE event and light refreshments will be provided.