Support rural and remote communities across Australia

Help us keep our rural doctors in rural communities 

As rural doctors, we experience the challenges faced by those living in rural and remote communities every day

As rural doctors, we experience the challenges faced by those living in rural and remote communities every day

It’s tough living in rural and remote Australia. The mortality rate for rural people is 1.8 times higher than in the city. Three in five rural people don’t see a specialist, because there’s not one close by.

And it can be even tougher being a rural doctor. Distance, fewer health services, equipment and resources and lack of health professionals contribute to poorer health for those that are the backbone of Australia.

Providing the best healthcare possible to those living remotely often comes at a personal cost to our rural doctors and health practitioners – a cost to their physical health and wellbeing. They often neglect their own health leading to burnout.

17% of rural doctors are considering leaving rural practice.  Imagine the impact this would have on our rural health system and the devastating impact on our rural communities. 

We need to act now to prevent burnout and keep GPs in our rural and remote communities. 

Donating directly to our bank account

By donating today, you can help keep GPs in our rural communities. Your donation helps rural and remote communities get the healthcare they deserve.

You can give via our online donation form or by depositing funds directly into our bank account. 

BSB: 654 000
Account number: 64175894
Account name: Rural Doctors Foundation Ltd

Please include your name and telephone number so we can send you a receipt. 

Rural Doctors Foundation is a registered health charity funded through donations.

Minimum donation of $5. All donations are tax deductible.