Welcome to
Rural Doctors Foundation

Helping our rural communities with improved access to life-saving medical care. 

Caring for, committed and connected to rural and remote communities 

Innovative wellness and health programs

Working in partnership, we deliver programs to improve health in rural communities

Medical equipment for rural communities

We provide free medical equipment to rural communities

Help in times of crisis and disaster

We provide emergency relief funding and support - so health services remain accessible

Promoting better rural health

We conduct research to better understand health needs of rural communities

Everyone deserves a healthy life, no matter where they live

There is something special about living in rural and remote communities. The wide-open spaces and red dirt. Or acres of lush green forest. Millions of stars dotting the sky at night will take your breath away. But it’s more than just the landscape. The people are pretty special too.

We look out for each other. We’re tenacious, resilient, resourceful and most of all, connected.

You see, it’s not always easy living outside our cities and major towns. On average, Australians living in rural and remote areas have shorter lives, higher levels of disease and injury and poorer access to health services. Many drive hundreds of kilometres to see their doctor. When it comes to health, rural people rely on each other, and local health services to be there in times of need.

Connected to and working with rural and remote communities

Rural Doctors Foundation was established by a group of country doctors who saw first-hand the issues rural and remote communities face in accessing quality healthcare. We understand rural and remote communities because we’re a part of them. The communities we serve are not all the same. Each has varied health needs, and the people and their doctors know what those needs are. We exist to work with rural and remote communities and support them to stay safe and healthy.

Donate today

You may give a one off donation or choose to donate on a regular basis. We are extremely grateful for your support. Regular donations enable us to plan for ongoing programs.  

Keep up with our latest news and events


Promoting good health in rural and remote locations

The Christmas Health Crisis

Disease and illness do not have an ‘off-switch’. Access to healthcare is needed year-round and Christmas presents further health challenges for rural communities.

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Are you passionate about the health of our rural practitioners?

Rural Doctors Foundation is piloting a program to provide GP services to health practitioners living in rural and remote communities.  If you are interested in being a GP for rural doctors, please contact us to find out more. 

Facing hell to raise funds for Rural Doctors Foundation

Three of our rural doctors, Anna, Matt and Sarah conquered Hell of the West again.  They were joined by seasoned triathletes, Zac and Aaron.  Together, they raised over $3,000 to support the work of Rural Doctors Foundation.  See the excitement (and pain!) from the day. 


Another fun day at Hibernian Race Day.

The sun rose to a glorious day at the Beaudesert Raceway.  It was a lovely opportunity for race goers to enjoy the sunshine over a relaxing luncheion while enjoying entertaiment by Laura Frank.   Thanks to our sponsors and to Hibernian for their support.


Get in touch


Level 1, 324 Queen Street Brisbane, QLD 4000

Postal address

GPO Box 1495 Brisbane
QLD 4001


07 3039 0011




25 603 089 881