What we do

Making healthcare better for rural and remote communities

We are rural doctors working for better and fairer healthcare in rural communities where we live and work

We fund and deliver health projects that directly help rural and remote communities. With tangible benefits for people in towns across country regions. It’s rural and remote people, and their doctors, working together in order to make good changes. Changes that will see more rural people thrive.

Changes that will save lives.

You see, rural and remote communities often draw the short straw when it comes to healthcare. Distance, socio-economic conditions as well as lack of health professionals, programs and equipment can be significant barriers to good health. Barriers that cost lives, with mortality rates 1.8 times higher in the country than the city.

Show your support and save more lives in rural communities

Rural Doctors Foundation is reliant on support to be able to do the work we do. Not only in times of emergency, but throughout the year. Help us to deliver lifesaving, meaningful solutions that improve health in rural and remote areas. A little can make a big difference to rural and remote health outcomes.


Here’s what we do every day to make a difference 

Medical equipment for rural communities

Rural Doctors Foundation provides life-saving equipment to rural communities and the doctors and hospitals that support them.

Wellness and better health

Funding grassroots ideas to improve health in rural and remote communities, helping to get meaningful health solutions off the ground.

Emergency relief

Supporting rural doctors in emergency situations, so that they can keep delivering life-saving healthcare in times of crisis. ​

Rural health research

Asking important questions of rural and remote people, so that we can advocate for them, and design more health programs to meet their needs. ​

Support for doctors and medical students

Attracting and keeping rural doctors in rural communities is at the heart of what we do. A healthy community relies on a healthy doctor . Our programs are aimed at keeping doctors healthy and in their rural community.