Every two years the rural and remote health sector comes together at the National Rural Health Conference.

The 15th Conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, 24-27 March 2019, and one lucky Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences student will be in attendance thanks to Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH).

This is your chance to learn about the latest developments, network with leaders from across the sector, and share ideas about how to improve health outcomes in rural and remote Australia.

The 15th National Rural Health Conference: Better together!

  • 4 days of stimulating speakers and events
  • 5 pre-conference events
  • 30 keynote speakers
  • 250 presenters in 50 concurrent sessions
  • 40 poster presentations
  • 75 exhibitors
  • a gala dinner

Along with sponsoring your registration fees for the Conference, SQRH will also provide return flights and 3 nights’ accommodation.


To be eligible to apply you must be currently enrolled in a program within the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

How to apply

Send an email to habs.academicadmin@uq.edu.au with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your student number
  • Name of program you are studying
  • A paragraph (no more than 300 words) on why you should be sponsored to attend this conference and what you hope to achieve by your attendance.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 3 March 2019.

The winner will be contacted from Monday 4 March 2019.