The hosting of the 2018 SARRAH National Conference has been made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.

Please visit our sponsorship options page to see how your organisation could support this conference.

Platinum Sponsor

Flinders Northern Territory (Flinders NT) is recognised nationally and internationally for its high quality remote and rural health professional education, health services research and workforce development activities. Our education and research contribute to improving health outcomes for people in remote communities.

Our operations include a Territory-wide allied health and nursing placement program; the Centre for Remote Health, well-known for remote health education; the Poche Centre of Indigenous Health; and the NT Medical Program. Flinders NT has staff, purpose-built facilities and student accommodation in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy.

Under our auspices, allied health students from universities across Australia, as well as Flinders, undertake supported placements in Northern Territory workplaces. Since its commencement in 2016, this Flinders NT interprofessional allied and nursing health placement support program has provided local cultural safety training, site orientation, accommodation, pastoral care, and professional development networking opportunities to over 1000 students. Flinders NT is pleased to support the SARRAH 2018 conference and acknowledges the Larrakia people for the thousands of years in which they have nurtured and protected the land on which the conference is being held.

Gold Sponsor

Queensland Health is the state’s largest healthcare provider, delivering a healthcare system that ranks amongst the best in the world.

Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services, as well as the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services. These services include hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services, and public health and health promotion programs.

Queensland Health is committed to ensuring all Queenslanders have access to a range of public hospitals and healthcare services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing.

Collectively Queensland Health will aspire to achieve our common vision that ‘By 2026 Queenslanders will be among the healthiest people in the world’.

For more information, visit the Queensland Health website at

Silver Sponsor

NT Health works to achieve the best health and wellbeing for all Territorians through the development, management and performance of the public health system.

The key focus areas of NT Health for the next five years are:

  • Prioritise prevention, reduce ill health and avoidable service demand.
  • Deliver person centred care, enabling access to services to ensure no-one is left behind.
  • Work as one system delivering Health Services across the NT.
  • Harness the power of partnerships, within and external to government.
  • Be courageous in building an innovative, thriving culture, engaged in system redesign and improvement to underpin financial sustainability.

Service delivery is provided through Top End Health Service, Central Australia Health Service and the Department of Health.

The Department of Health manages corporate and strategic functions, public and environmental health, and the Centre for Disease Control.

The Central Australia Health Service encompasses Alice Springs Hospital, Tennant Creek Hospital, Primary Health Care, Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs services.

The Top End Health Service includes Royal Darwin Hospital, Palmerston Regional Hospital (opening August 2018) Katherine Hospital, Gove Hospital, Primary Health Care, Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs services and remote health clinics.

Pocket Program Sponsor

The Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (CARPA) supports primary health care in remote Indigenous Australia. We develop resources, support education and professional development. We also contribute to the governance of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals suite.

Name Badge Sponsor

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) provides high quality training and education to support more than 110,000 clinical and non-clinical staff, trainers, managers and leaders across the NSW Health system.

Working closely with Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks, health professionals and other public health organisations across NSW, ensures that HETI’s programs are contemporary, relevant and responsive to the needs of health professionals and patients.

HETI’s work is diverse, has person-centred care its heart, and includes:

  • eLearning modules delivered through My Health Learning on topics such as Violence Prevention, Refugee Health to Clinical Care of People who maybe be suicidal
  • Workshops on managing health resources and people management to intensive programs designed to develop NSW Health’s future leaders
  • Scholarships and grants in areas of need to enable participation in educational opportunities
  • Managing Junior Medical Officer internships on behalf of the State as well as clinical placements through Clinconnect.
  • State-wide programs that support medical professionals in rural and remote NSW.
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters level courses in Mental Health.

The innovative and meaningful health education and training that HETI develops and delivers helps to support a world-class workforce delivering improved health outcomes for patients.

Media Sponsor



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South Island District Health Boards

Working for a District Health Board means working with your local community.

In New Zealand working in healthcare means being a part of a whole of system approach to wellness. Our vision is a sustainable South Island health system focused on keeping people well and providing equitable and timely access to safe, effective, high quality services, as close to people’s homes as possible.

If you’re thinking about a change of scenery; wanting to take an active role in designing a health system for future generations; looking to be part of an organisation that know its people are its biggest asset; then jump the ditch and come join us. You’ll fit right in!

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eMHPrac e-Mental Health in Practice Project

The eMHPrac e-Mental Health in Practice Project is funded by the Australian Government and aims to raise health practitioner awareness and knowledge of Digital Mental Health and to provide free training and support to GPs, Allied Health Professionals and service providers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. eMHPrac is a collaboration between Queensland University of Technology, Black Dog Institute, Menzies School of Health Research and University Centre for Rural Health, University of Sydney.

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Australian Medicines Handbook
Australian Medicines Handbook Pty Limited Is an Australian owned company, based in Adelaide. We produce evidence-based independent medicines references specifically created for health care practitioners across Australia.

Our range includes the Children’s Dosing Companion and the Aged Care Companion. All products are available in book and online formats and are designed to assist the quality use of medicines.

All content is researched and written by our experienced staff editors, who are all pharmacists, and is subject to peer review by Australian experts and practising health professionals (specialists, general practitioners, nurses, pharmacists) to ensure it reflects contemporary Australian practice. .

AMH and AMH Children’s Dosing Companion are required texts under the Pharmacy Board of Australia required text list.


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Healthcare Australia
If your speciality is in the Allied Health space and you’re thinking about a Locum or Permanent position whether it’s clinical, management or executive, Healthcare Australia can make it easy for you. You might be a Radiographer with a hankering to go to the outback, a Speech Therapist who wants something city based, or a Physiotherapist looking for a relaxed lifestyle in regional Australia. Whatever your level and area of expertise and whichever area of Australia or Asia Pacific you’d like to go, you can find any number of short and long term roles. We even have unique and rewarding roles working with Australian Defence Force personnel thanks to our contract with Medibank Garrison Health Services.

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Roche Point-of-Care Solutions
For on the spot decisions
PoCT using Roche Point-of-Care solutions can support you to better handle the daily challenges in your practice/institution and can lead to significant benefits for you and your patients.
Roche offers you a broad variety of PoCT systems with more than 30 parameters, which allows you to support your patients with rapid results for their general and major general health concerns. The accurate results correlate well to the specific laboratory methods and provide peace of mind for you and your patients.
Our broad product portfolio enables you to perform tests from a wide range of parameters such as HbA1c, lipids, coagulation, cardiac, blood glucose, urine and clinical chemistry testing in your own office/institution.
Our proven systems and comprehensive services make testing in your own office/institution reliable, easy and efficient at the time of consultation.

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Rural Workforce Agencies

Rural Workforce Agencies offers a free, personalised recruitment service for nurses, midwives, dentists and allied health professionals. We specialise in permanent and short term contracts in rural and remote Western Australia. We also administer grants and scholarships to cover relocation, rent assistance and professional development.

Health Workforce Queensland is a not-for-profit rural workforce agency that recruits and supports GPs, GP Locums, Allied Health and Nursing Professionals in Queensland. If you are looking to be rewarded for your expertise come and talk to us about the many available employment opportunities, workforce programs, scholarships and incentives.

NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is an independent, not for profit organisation that develops and administers programs, services, grants and scholarships to attract, recruit and professionally develop GPs, nurses and allied health with the aim of improving access to primary health care in remote, rural and regional areas of NSW.

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Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN)

Our vision is that people in the Northern Territory enjoy their best health and wellbeing. We strive to achieve this vision by building local partnerships, and directing resources for an integrated and high quality primary health care system.

We help Territorians receive the right health care, in the right place, at the right time by:

  • providing support to the primary health care workforce including recruitment and retention.
  • commissioning the delivery of health services
  • supporting integration across the acute and primary health care sectors.

While the Northern Territory covers a large area (1.3 million square kilometres), it is sparsely populated with roughly 245,000 people, including a significant constituency of Aboriginal people. To provide effective coverage of this area, NT PHN has offices in Darwin and Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy and a single, integrated management and program structure. This management approach provides for efficient, coordinated and integrated service planning and strong links to regional clinical public health advisory groups, hospitals, health services, peak bodies and government departments.

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The National Eating Disorders Collaboration

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) It is a collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise in the field of eating disorders, individuals from a range of healthcare and research sectors and people with a lived experience of an eating disorder.

Through the contribution of its members, the NEDC has the resources to lead the way in addressing eating disorders in Australia. brings research, expertise and evidence from leaders in the field together in one place. It’s a one stop portal to make eating disorders information a lot more accessible for everyone.

Change the way you thing about disorders.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind that if their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability they will get the support they need.

The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. The NDIS will mean peace of mind for every Australian – for anyone who has, or might acquire, a disability.

Our priority is to ensure people with disability continue to get the support they need. The changes that are required to existing disability support systems are significant. Arrangements are being made to ensure the scheme can be introduced gradually, ensuring a smooth transition for people with disability and support providers.

For more information visit our website:

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Rural Locum Assistance Programme

Your organisation may be eligible for Australian Government funded support to help alleviate the pressure of finding a temporary replacement when your valuable healthcare team member goes on leave.

You will be given all the support needed to recruit, screen and place a highly experienced temporary allied health professional that can hit the ground running from the moment they arrive.

For more information please visit

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Palliative Care Education and Training

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) empowers health professionals to deliver quality end-of-life care.

PEPA provides Australia’s only free health placements in palliative care services for practicing health professionals (2-4 days duration) and free palliative approach workshops.

PEPA aims to enhance the capacity of health professionals to deliver palliative care through their participation in either clinical placements in specialist palliative care services or interactive workshops.

In Kind Support