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Go Rural

Rural career experiences for university students

NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is committed to growing and supporting the future rural workforce. Our annual Go Rural road trips are an incredible opportunity for medical, nursing and allied health students to visit rural and remote communities and experience first-hand the benefits of working rural.

Students will experience a three to four-day tour of rural and remote NSW incorporating:

  • practice visits
  • clinical activities
  • community events
  • themed dinners
  • cultural events
  • historical exhibitions.


Who can apply?

Go Rural is open to first and second year university students enrolled in a medical, nursing, midwifery or allied health degree in NSW/ACT. This includes overseas students.

Up to 20 students will be selected to participate in each event.



Go Rural is funded by NSW Rural Doctors Network and includes:

  • return coach transport
  • share accommodation
  • most meals
  • all activities/tours.


Dates and itinerary

The next Go Rural trip will be held Thursday 30 May - Sunday 2 June 2019

Experience Far Western NSW!

Go Rural will depart from Sydney and visit Far Western NSW communities including:

  • Bourke
  • Brewarrina
  • Dubbo
  • Narrabri
  • Tamworth
  • Walgett. 

Read the June 2019 Go Rural Itinerary for Far Western NSW.


Applications for the June 2019 Go Rural experience have closed. Keep this page bookmarked to find out when the next Go Rural trip will be later this year!


Find out more

Email students@nswrdn.com.au for more information.