The hosting of the 2020 SARRAH National Conference has been made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.

Please visit our sponsorship options page to see how your organisation could support this conference.


Platinum Sponsor

James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) has more than 19,000 students enrolled across two countries at three tropical campuses in Queensland’s northern cities of Cairns and Townsville, and in Singapore. JCU educates and trains more than 5800 health and medicine professionals each year in more than a dozen health disciplines. All courses have a strong focus on Indigenous, rural and remote practice in Australia and beyond.

JCU is committed to upskilling, educating and supporting health professionals in rural, remote and regional areas for the overall improvement of health and wellbeing in and beyond Australia’s cities. In addition to its main campuses, the University has five rural and remote study centres and offers online postgraduate courses that enable many aspiring and practicing health professionals to progress their studies in their own rural, regional and remote hometowns.

At an undergraduate level, JCU offers training for medical doctors, dentists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, speech pathologists, medical scientists, clinical scientists, biomedical researchers, psychologists, social workers, sport and exercise scientists and clinical exercise physiologists. JCU’s wide range of postgraduate courses, professional development and short courses are open to an even wider range of health professionals, and include several qualifications in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the innovative Allied Health Rural Generalist Program.

Gold Sponsor

Queensland Health

Queensland Health operates the state’s public health and hospital system and supports healthy life choices for Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services, as well as the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.

Bronze Sponsor

NSW Health – Allied Health

The NSW public health system is world-class. It is the biggest public health system in Australia with over 100,000 dedicated staff who make up the health workforce. Allied health workforce comprises more than 11% of the total public health workforce in NSW and is vital to the care of patients in hospitals and in the community.

NSW Health comprises of 15 local health districts and three specialty networks which cover the metropolitan, regional and rural communities of NSW. We recognise the importance of having a health workforce that is trained, organised and deployed creatively and intelligently to meet the changing needs of health consumers, carers and the wider population of NSW.

23 allied health disciplines are employed in NSW Health. The Allied Health Portfolio of the Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch focuses on emerging NSW allied health issues and undertakes workforce planning projects for to identify the workforce requirements now and into the future.

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Satchel Sponsor


The Central Australia Rural Practitioners Association (CARPA) supports primary health care in remote Indigenous Australia. We develop resources, support education and professional development. We also contribute to the governance of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals suite. Visit our website at



As Australia’s leading medical research institute dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Our current impact:

Across the Northern Territory, Australia and the Asia-Pacific, Menzies’ activities generated a total benefit of $1.1 billion, with a net benefit of $697.9m, with every dollar spent returning $2.70 to the economy.

150+ research projects and programs

60+ remote community partnerships across central and northern Australia

Pioneering global and tropical health work extending into 20+ countries across the Asia-Pacific

Our work addresses critical issues such as mental health, nutrition, substance abuse, child health and development, as well as chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney disease and heart disease.

We also lead global research into life-threatening illnesses in the Asia-Pacific, such as malaria, melioidosis and tuberculosis.

Menzies’ Education and Training team also coordinates and delivers the Charles Darwin University (CDU) postgraduate public health and health research courses and administratively supports higher degree research (HDR) students. Our lecturers and research supervisors are Menzies’ researchers and acclaimed experts in their fields.

For over two decades, Menzies has been delivering public health and research degrees to students who want to make a difference. The Education and Training team has a wide range of expertise and can assist with advice around: enrolment, scholarships, study plans, public health and research careers.