Family Program

Funded by Health Workforce Queensland

2018 Family Program

This year’s QRMFN Family Program provides a range of activities for rural spouses, partners and children, with many opportunities to catch up with old friends and new. QRMFN has planned a number of exciting activities to suit everyone. QRMFN is funded by Health Workforce Queensland.

QRMFN Family Program – RDAQ 2018
Time Family event includes children Spouse/partner only activities session
Thursday 7 June 2018
18:00-20:30 QRMFN meet & Greet ** children’s dinner and entertainment – BCEC 6:30pm RDAQ welcome reception
Please note: while children’s activities will be offered, All children must have at least one parent onsite at BCEC during this event.
Friday 8 June 2017
9:30-13:00 Children’s workshop ** – BCEC QRMFN lunch and AGM – BCEC
Relax and enjoy the company of other rural medical spouses and partners while discovering more about QRMFN and contribute to our future to follow from directions.
17:00-21:30 Friday night social – Rydges South Bank
Our Friday night social is family friendly with karaoke for the young and some fun arcade games. Come in fancy dress and join us on a groovy walk back in time. Take your inspiration from Woodstock, Apollo 11, Abbey Road, Sesame Street or many other world changing events of 1969.
Saturday 9 June 2017
9:00-11:45 Explore Southbank.
Ride the Wheel of Brisbane and visit the child friendly cultural venues situated along the beautiful Brisbane River. Southbank is short walking distance from BCEC.
Check the RDAQ website for final destinations!
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Queensland Museum or State Library. Offering unique cultural experiences for spouses who are attending without children. Both options are in walking distance of the venue and free entry.
18:00-19:00 Children’s dinner ** – BCEC Pre-dinner drinks from 18:30 – BCEC
19:00-23:30 Children’s entertainment and movie night **
Please note: while children’s activities will be offered, ALL children must have at least one parent onsite at BCEC during the event.
David Horn memorial gala dinner and awards – BCEC
or baby sitting in hotel room – conditions apply, subject to demand

** denotes adjunct care arrangements for children through local nanny service. All other activities parental/guardian supervision is required.
The QRMFN program is subject to change.

Spouse networking registration inclusions:

  • Complimentary attendance at the conference official opening and key note address.
  • Welcome reception supper and drinks package.
  • Friday night social ticket (including dinner – cash bar available).
  • Conference gala dinner and awards ticket (Including pre-dinner drinks, dinner and drinks package)

All other spouse, partner and children’s activities outlined in the QRMFN program are sponsored by QRMFN as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting rural medical families. These activities are free for spouse/partners, and children under the age of 16, some activities may have charges for children aged 16 and over and additional adults accompanying the family.

NB. The spouse networking registration fee does not include attendance at all RDAQ Conference sessions. Spouses who are also medical practitioners wishing to attend all RDAQ Conference sessions are required to pay the full RDAQ delegate registration fee. Associate membership is an option to spouses who are not medical practitioners offering significant discounts.

2018 QRMFN Terms and Conditions

QRMFN Backbone of the Bush Award

QRMFN is calling for nominations for the 2018 Backbone of the Bush Award!Each year at the David Horn memorial gala dinner and awards, the QRMFN presents the Backbone of the Bush Award to a spouse or partner of a doctor practising in rural Queensland. This award acknowledges and recognises the spouses and partners of rural doctors who achieve outstanding accomplishments in their own right, while simultaneously supporting their doctor partner and the rural communities they’ve come to call home.

For more information and to access the Backbone of the Bush Award nomination form, please visit the QRMFN website:

Contact details
If you have any questions about the QRMFN Family Program at RDAQ 2018 please contact:

QRMFN Project Officer
Health Workforce Queensland
GPO Box 2523
Brisbane, Qld 4001
Phone: 07 3105 7800
Fax: 07 3105 7801