Welcome to AURHA

The Adelaide University Rural Health Alliance (AURHA) is a student club that celebrates rural health.AURHA is one of 29 “rural health clubs” from around the country. These clubs make up the National Rural Health Students’ Network (NRHSN). Locally, we work alongside the rural health clubs from UniSA and Flinders Uni.

Membership is free, and is open to anyone with an interest in rural health regardless of whether they come from a rural area, the city or even from another country. Members can be students at The University of Adelaide who are studying medicine, nursing, dentistry, oral health, psychology or health sciences.

Members are invited to apply to attend our Yalata Kidney Health Festival in October each year! Rural High School Visits are a chance to chat with high school students about university, and a opportunity to travel to some amazing places (e.g. Port Lincoln or Kangaroo Island), and clinical skills trips take place around the state. Escape with AURHA is our main social event, and traditionally takes place at a mystery location just beyond the city limits.


  • President: Emily Kelsh
  • Vice President: Maddy O’Brien
  • Secretary: Jerida Burgess
  • Treasurer: Jasmyn Lloyd
  • Sponsorship: Katherine  Dumas


  • Events Coordinators: Eden Smith, Ali Teubner and Chloe Elliot
  • Rural High School Visits Coordinator: Jock Duncan, Grace McMahon and Liam Halford
  • Teddy Bear Hospital Coordinators: Cecilia Har, Sukhmani Dhillon, Emily Li and Elise Toyer
  • Indigenous Representative and Tri Club Officer: Donna Stewart
  • Yalata Trip Coordinators: Abby Moore, Ricky Stocker-Johns and Christine Gan
  • Publications: Dimple Bhatia and Ella Bertolus
  • IT Officer: Anita Suetrong
  • Medicine Representatives: Rebecca Bright and Cicilia Gomez
  • First Year Medical Representative: Gavin Regan
  • Nursing Representative: James Burgess
  • Dentistry Representative: Cecilia Har
  • Psychology Representatives: Issy Reid and Ellie Jones

By becoming a member of your Rural Health Club, you are also a member of the National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN). The NRHSN represents the future of rural health in Australia. It has more than 9,000 members who belong to 29 university Rural Health Clubs from all states and territories. It is Australia’s only multi-disciplinary student health network, bringing together people studying medicine, nursing and allied health, encouraging them to pursue rural health careersIt is important to keep your details up-to-date to ensure your RHC and the NRHSN can keep you informed of everything exciting that’s happening in rural health.

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