About RMA

Rural medicine australia

Rural Medicine Australia (RMA) is the peak national event for rural and remote doctors of Australia. Hosted by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), RMA attracts a diverse and collaborative community of junior doctors, students, educators, academics, and medical practitioners who are passionate about generalist medicine in rural and remote communities. With a packed program full of innovative and informative presentations, interactive workshops and social events, along with a heap of exhibitors, you’re not going to want to miss out on the biggest rural networking event of the year! RMA23 will be held at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart from Thursday 19 October to Saturday 21 October 2023, with pre-conference courses and our popular Welcome Reception on Wednesday 18 October 2023.

Meet your hosts

the australian college of rural and remote medicine


The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification, and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice. ACRRM is the only College in Australia dedicated to rural and remote medicine. ACRRM train and support aspiring and experienced rural General Practitioners and Rural Generalists to provide the highest quality care for their communities.

rural doctors association of australia


The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) is a Federated Association. Delivering for members and giving rural doctors a voice. RDAA leads the way in improving conditions for rural doctors. RDAA is the only member body that backs rural doctors 100%. Unapologetically rural, RDAA have no other member cohort to dilute our interest. They proudly go to bat for their rural doctors on any issue, represent them on every panel, provide expert advice from a rural perspective on government and regulatory policies, and work their hardest to build rural medicine into a career of choice. RDAA is proud not to just offer up the issues but provide Government and policy makers with real solution ideas.

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ACRRM and RDAA acknowledge the deep history and culture of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pay respect to the muwinina people as the Traditional Owners of nipaluna (Hobart) where we will gather for RMA23. While the muwinina people are no longer here due to the impacts of colonisation, we continue to acknowledge and recognise the palawa people of the island who continue to work together to maintain their identity and culture. We acknowledge that palawa still have connections to the skies, waters and land of lutruwita.