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 Festivals

Indigenous Community Festivals are run all over Australia.  Rural Health Clubs link in with these festivals to deliver a healthy lifestyle and health careers planning mesage to primary and high school students to help encourage the next generation of rural health workers.

The NRHSN has participated in Indigenous Community Festivals over many years.



Indigenous News & Media

If you want to broaden your knowledge of Indigenous Australia and gain a greater understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the following newspapers will be of great interest to you.  Have a look at these websites or pick up a copy from your newsagent.

Koori Mail – The voice of Indigenous Australia
Fortnightly national Indigenous newspaper – 100% Aboriginal owned and self funded

National Indigenous Times

Indigenous Health Reasearch - Journal Article

"All they said was my kidneys are dead': Indigenous Australian patients understanding of their chronic kidney disease was published in the Medical Journal of Australia in November 2008.  

Cultural Awareness  

There have been many people ask if the NRHSN has any cultural awareness training or what they can do as a club to build links and partner with their local Indigenous community?  This has been discussed at the NRHSN Executive meeting  and is a high priority topic. If you would like to participate in creating a resource around this area, please email  For more information see the Cultural Awareness page on this website.




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