Welcome to Rural Doctors Foundation

Caring for, committed and connected to rural and remote communities 

Donate to our crisis appeal to get medical supplies to those devastated by natural disaster  

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.

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.


Dr John Douyere is heading west to deliver our first GP clinics specifically for rural health practitioners

We are excited to announce John Douyere will be packing his bags for Charleville, Cunnamulla and Quilpie ready to deliver GP services to rural health practitioners.  John will be in town 1-3 May 2024. 

Get ready for a night of family fun.
Our bush bash is on Saturday 9 March 2024 at Brookfield

Get ready for a fun family night –  while raising funds for a great cause.   With a great bush band and  delicious food, grab your friends and family and enjoy country hospitality – close to the city! 



Our CEO, Fran Avon has been appointed Secretary of Sandpiper Australia Board

Rural Doctors Foundation  congratulates our CEO, Fran Avon on her appointment as Secretary to the Board of Sandpiper Australia.   


Promoting good health in rural and remote locations

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