Rural and Remote Retrieval Weekend
16-19 May 2024

Join us in one of Australia's greatest and most spectacular landscapes - the truly magnificent Karijini National Park.

By day be spellbound by the contrasting Pilbara blue skies against the classic red rock formations, as you wind your way through gorges to undertake emergency medical scenarios.  At night, socialise under a canopy of stars with fellow participants and family members. 

This opportunity to experience the remote, beautiful, rugged, and incredibly fascinating Karijini National Park is one not to be missed.

About the event

The Rural and Remote Retrieval Weekend provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the management of medical emergencies in a remote environment with limitations in equipment, personnel and resources.

  • Participants learn in a supportive environment that encourages a relevant, practical and self-directed approach to learning.
  • Participants develop their practical skills and professional abilities such as teaching, teamwork, leadership and dealing with stress and uncertainty.
  • Participants have the opportunity to network with colleagues in a unique setting.

Eligibility to attend

Rural and remote practicing health professionals with clinical roles or a strong interest in emergency or acute health care are prioritised to attend the event, including:

  • Medical practitioners including general practitioners and doctors working in hospitals, rural clinics and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Emergency department clinicians and critical care nurses
  • Paramedics
*Students are not eligible to attend
*Please note all registration are reviewed against this eligibility

The weekend is facilitated by a team of experienced emergency physicians and general practitioners who have worked in rural and remote regions.

Important information: 

Due to a change in funding arrangements the structure of the Family Program at the Rural and Remote Retrieval Weekend has changed. All people accompanying delegates will require their own transport to, and in, Karijini National Park - this is essential! If you have an accompanying other that would like to join you please review the "Accompanying Others" conference page.

Rural Procedural Grants Program

The Rural and Remote Retrieval Weekend application for the two-day emergency grant is pending. For information regarding your personal eligibility with regards to the grant, please contact the RACGP on 1800 636 764 or ACRRM on 1800 223 226. 

CPD points

This activity is pending accreditation with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine for the continuing professional development hours for the 2023-2025 triennium. 

Contact us

Events team

10 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, WA, 600
  08 6389 4500