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Committee for Ballarat is a member-based organisation.

We are focused on the long-term, strategic issues that enhance the city and region’s prosperity.

We collaborate with our members, key stakeholders and the three tiers of government.

We are non-partisan and advocate for sustainable and responsible development of our region.


RACGP’s Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) helps cover the cost of professional development for procedural and emergency GPs who work in rural and remote areas. The RPGP provides grants of up to $32,000 to help with the cost of attending continuing professional development activities to maintain or increase your procedural skills.



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The Western Victoria Regional Training Hub gives medical graduates and junior doctors greater opportunities to live, train and work in the region.

We aim to:

  • Develop regional postgraduate medical training capacity,
  • Strengthen stakeholder connections to improve training continuity,
  • Identify and provide pathways to students interested in rural and regional clinical practice.

Larter provides high quality consultingeducation and practice support services to the health sector.

We work with health and community services, Primary Health Networks, peak bodies, health professionals and governments.

We bring expert knowledge, technical skills and experience to the table to support health organisations and governments to assess health need, secure financing, deliver programs and educate the health workforce.

The Rural Doctors Association of Victoria (RDAV) is the peak body representing the interests of rural doctors and their communities.  Our mission is to improve the health of rural Victorians.  There is a wonderful range of member benefits and services available and a fantastic support network of rural doctors to connect with. Find out more https://www.rdav.com.au/ and join today.

Swan Hill District Health is a 143 bed (including Aged Care) fully integrated rural public health service. We employ around 700 staff and service a 100 km radius area with an estimated catchment area of around 35,000 people. We are located on the Murray River in rural Victoria 344 km north west of Melbourne.

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RVTS is a vocational training program for medical practitioners in rural, remote and First Nation communities across Australia. The purpose of the program is to train doctors in remote communities for remote communities. The training provided meets the requirements for Fellowship of both ACRRM and RACGP. 

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Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation. Representing a region that includes approximately 618,000 people, our core function is to use our knowledge and understanding of local health and health care needs to:

  • Support general practice (including Aboriginal community-controlled organisations)
  • Commission or purchase locally-needed services
  • Integrate local services and systems.

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For nearly 30 years SARRAH has delivered a range of programs and initiatives, including the SARRAH Conference that support allied health professionals to improve health outcomes for rural and remote Australians. SARRAH believes that every Australian has the right to have equitable access to allied health services regardless of where they live.

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Dr JuMP is a coordinated medical mentoring program designed to support Medical Students, Junior Doctors and Registrars in regional Victoria.
The program provides a platform for regional medical professionals to connect and grow by facilitating relationships whilst also providing mentoring support, education, event and networking opportunities.

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Sexual Health Victoria (SHV) is at the forefront of reproductive, relationship and sexual health. As a state-wide independent organisation, we prioritise comprehensive care, education and advocacy. With two specialised GP clinics and over 50 years of expertise, SHV delivers market-leading advanced training in sexual health care for doctors, nurses and midwives. Our mission is to empower professionals and build workforce capacity to support individuals when making informed decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. 


The Victorian Doctors Health Program is a free confidential advisory service for all Victorian doctors and medical students who have concerns about their well-being: such as stress, mental health questions, substance use struggles, or physical health issues.

We can provide ongoing advice and support to help find a way forward. Whilst we cannot take the place of formal clinical care, we can assist in helping you organise this as needed.

A key task is the promotion of doctors and medical students wellbeing across Victoria via advocacy and education.

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IMG SOS excels in offering individualised online courses and group education sessions tailored for doctors and trainees. This approach covers FRACGP exam preparation and beyond. The organisation’s programs are endorsed by well-known organisations, including AMC, highlighting the quality and credibility of the education provided. IMG SOS’s commitment to personalised tutoring and flexible scheduling has not only resulted in a high pass rate among its candidates but has also significantly aided many doctors in securing their specialist AHPRA registration. Through its targeted courses and expert guidance, IMG SOS remains a pivotal part of many medical professionals’ journey towards certification and career advancement.


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AAPM is a not-for-profit, national peak association recognised as the professional body dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare Practice Management. AAPM represents the key-decision makers in a practice and our members are employed in all areas of healthcare such as, general practice, allied health, psychology, dental, medical specialties, physiotherapy, and more. Become a member of AAPM.


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VACCHO is the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing in Victoria, with a membership of 33 Community-controlled organisations. Our vision is for Culture, Community and Country to be embedded and respected in all healthcare settings and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have equitable health access and outcomes.

Health Translations is a comprehensive online library offering high-quality translated Australian health and wellbeing information supported by the Victorian Department of Health. Tailored for Australian health practitioners and those working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the platform provides swift access to a wide array of reliable resources available in over 100 languages.

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The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is the only college in Australia entirely dedicated to rural and remote medicine, and plays an important role in supporting doctors throughout their career in rural medicine.

Our vision is to have the right doctors, in the right places, with the right skills, providing rural and remote people with excellent health care.


Become an ACRRM member.

Enrol in an ACRRM course. 

Enrol in Tele-Derm.