RDAQ 2017

RDAQ 2017 words in a compass designThis year’s theme Charting New Horizons ~ Innovate • Navigate • Communicate will encourage delegates to connect, refresh and adjust their sails ready for great adventures in rural health.

The program is bursting with comprehensive clinical and health policy sessions with expert speakers. Come along, engage with key decision makers, participate in rich learning experiences and continue your professional development journey.

RDAQ 2017 will be held at Mercure Townsville running from 8 – 10 June with one day of pre-conference workshops.

In 2017 we are providing longer breaks based on delegate feedback and have extended the conference with an earlier start. RDAQ 2017 will open at 5pm on Thursday 8 June with a special keynote speaker, welcome to country, the official President’s address and many surprises.

The program will continue across Friday and Saturday and will offer one day of pre-conference workshops.  All the favourite elements of our program will remain and delegates will enjoy the additional networking time with new and old friends and colleagues.


Townsville in North Queensland is a tropical destination with all the benefits of a metropolitan city. As the gateway to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, tropical island, wet tropics rainforests, national parks, wetlands, and historical, military and outback experiences, Townsville offers something for everyone. The Mercure Townsville is a four star hotel, perfectly positioned on 11 acres of resort style gardens, providing a tropical family-friendly atmosphere. Within walking distance of stunning beaches and a great selection of three to five star accommodation.

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RDAQ wishes to acknowledge the support received from the following sponsors, whose generous contribution is very much appreciated.

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

Conference Partner