Australian Rural Health Education Network

What does ARHEN do?

ARHEN is the peak body for Australia’s  University Departments of Rural Health (UDRHs) which are located in every State and the Northern Territory.  There are now 14 members of ARHEN.

ARHEN is co-convening the 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium which will be held in Canberra, 11-12 April, 2018. 

Click here for more information about the Symposium. 


Vision: Achievement of better rural and remote health through learning.

Guiding purpose: To lead and initiate the rural and remote health agenda in the areas of education and research.

University Departments of Rural Health

What do UDRHs do?

Each University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is a leader in multidisciplinary rural health education, research and the development of innovative models. 

A key activity for UDRHs is to provide and coordinate rural and remote clinical placements for multidisciplinary health science students from universities across Australia. 

This encourages students to return to work professionally in these locations after graduation.


The UDRH program is funded by the Federal Department of Health.


More information on UDRHs

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Photos courtesy of UDRH students and staff