Making a Difference

SARRAH exists so that Rural and Remote Australian communities have Allied Health services that support equitable and sustainable health and well-being.




Member support enables SARRAH to deliver landmark projects such as establishing an evidence base for the economic impact of allied health interventions.

Standard Membership


Corporate members strengthens SARRAH's voice and contributes to making a difference by giving a voice to allied health professionals to shape health policy.

Corporate Membership

Latest News

  • Gemma Tuxworth writes: Six days ago, on 12 May, we saw a rare acknowledgement of the difficulties Australians face accessing essential allied health services. An ABC report shone a light on the need for more occupational therapists and speech pathologists.

    At SARRAH we know this is a mere snapshot of endemic shortages in allied health professionals and service access across Australia. And, if you live in a regional, rural or remote community that access is harder and, too often, non-existent.


  • Gemma Tuxworth, SARRAH’s acting CEO, explains: “Skilled allied health professionals - the second largest group of health professionals nationally – lead jobs demand yet they are all but ignored by policy makers. This is unfathomable given existing shortages and the findings of the Aged Care and Disability Royal Commissions that identified this workforce is critical to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable Australians.”

    Read the full media release here 

  • You will be aware of much of the high level priorities and detail included in the Commonwealth Government’s proposed 2022-23 Budget delivered on Tuesday night (29 March) and the Opposiiton response delivered on Thursday night (31 March
    This document provides a summary of announcements made in the Budget that are likely to be of most relevance to SARRAH members and our organisation’s objectives. We use the original source material (copied where necessary) and links to importance sources.

    Click here to read the full report 

SARRAH National Conference 2022

SARRAH NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2022 This year’s theme – People, Purpose Passion: Pathways to Success with the sub-themes of Growing and Sustaining the Rural Allied Health Workforce, Strengthening Partnerships, and Leading Change will provide collaborative opportunities for people live in rural and remote areas and work in allied health sector offering the chance to share knowledge, perspectives, and best practices.

SARRAH National Conference 2022