The National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN) represents 29 Rural Health Clubs (RHC) with over 9000 members located at universities throughout Australia. The NRHSN is a multidisciplinary Network.

Indigenous Community Festivals

The Office of the Arts (OFTA) administers a range of Australian Government funding that supports Indigenous culture, language and visual arts.  In 2011-12 Indigenous Culture support provided $7.2m to 125 activities across Australia like cultural workshops, camps, etc.  49% were classed as festivals.

In 2013/2014 some of the usual festivals like Wakakirri, Vibe Alive and Deadly Days are not running. In 2013 a number of other festivals were sourced and attended. One of these was Vibe 3on3, a traveling sport and music festival that brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous school students for a fun day of basketball, dancing, music and which includes a Health Expo.  Vibe 3on3 continued to run until June 2014 when funding ceased.   Other festivals are constantly being researched to ensure Clubs have a variety of choice to appropriate events that meet the terms of funding from the Department of Health.  The new 2014 list of festivals is attached and provides more detail about events as well as website links.

If you are aware of any additional events, please email email us.

Indigenous Community Festivals - 2014

Members from all Rural Health Clubs will present healthy lifestyles/health careers workshops and presentations to thousands of kids at festivals across Australia.

All Indigenous Festivals for 2013 were held sucessfully and many NRHSN members enjoyed the opporunity to participate and promote healthy lifestyle and rural health careers to Indigenous children across Australia.

Every Rural Health Club is required to attend at least one festival each year, to find out more please email us.

For more information about what is involved please have a look at the Indigenous Festivals Kit. (Please note the existing Indigenous Festivals information sheet is currently being updated.)


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