Creating healthier communities in regional and rural NSW

Our students, researchers, educators and graduates are helping to improve rural and remote health and invest in our local NSW communities.

We facilitate community engagement activities, tackle rural health challenges through research, and support undergraduate placements within our NSW footprint for domestic allied health, medicine and nursing students from Commonwealth-funded universities.

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Discover how a rural placement can widen your learning experiences and give you a competitive edge before graduation.

15,000+ ? weeks of supported student placements
7,300+ health professionals supported with additional training in 2019 alone
5,800+ ? hours of community health education and activities
Go rural for your placement

Go rural for your placement

You don’t need to be studying with the University of Newcastle to access support with us. We can connect you with accommodation assistance, interprofessional learning opportunities, on-site academic support, community engagement activities and more within our NSW rural footprint.

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Fostering rural and remote health

Train and support students

Train and support students

We welcome interest from clinicians working within health services, private practices and other organisations who wish to supervise our students for placement within our NSW rural footprint.

Our NSW rural footprint

Our NSW rural footprint

Our Department of Rural Health has six main site locations within our extensive NSW geographical footprint. Each of these main sites is equipped with offices, learning facilities and student accommodation.

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Unforgettable rural health placements

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.