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2018 SARRAH Conference

About the Conference

The SARRAH National Conference is one of the premier conferences in Australia for rural and remote practicing allied health professionals. The 2018 theme for the conference is 'Changing Landscapes, Changing Lives'. It will explore a range of themes in rural and remote allied health including overcoming workforce challenges, building future leaders, the value of rural generalism, wellbeing as a drive of health and the role of technology in the delivery of allied health services. 

The core theme 'Changing Landscapes, Changing Lives' comes from the modern healthcare landscape which is undergoing massive and rapid changes that impact on both health professionals and the people who use the health system. These changes are driven by people’s needs, technological development, research outcomes, workforce availability, political stances, policy frameworks and fiscal priorities.

At the same time, health services in rural and remote areas are situated in ancient geographical landscapes that are ever changing as a result of human influence and natural events. The delivery of services by allied health professionals is underpinned by the drive to improve quality of life and quality of services.

About the Venue

Darwin Convention Centre, Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City, Australia

Set in a stunning tropical waterfront location, the spectacular Darwin Convention Centre is a world class venue for business events.  With close access to Asia, year round tropical weather and unique Top End experiences, Darwin Convention Centre offers an event like no other.


SARRAH is nationally recognised as the peak body representing rural and remote allied health professionals (AHPs) working in the public and private sector. SARRAH supports AHPs to confidently and competently carry out their professional duties in providing a range of clinical and health education services to people who reside in the bush. 

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor: Flinders University

Gold Sponsor: Queensland Government Department of Health

Sponsor: Menzies School of Health Research