Advocacy on the issues that matter most to our members 

Twice a year, RDAV hosts a member forum as part of the Victorian Rural Health Conference and also following the Annual General Meeting. Members are invited to speak about the issues that matter most to them and this informs the priorities for the hard working RDAV Board.  

The current key priority areas are:

  • GP VMO employment arrangements and remuneration
  • Commitment and maintaining rural birthing services
  • Improved access to mental health services for rural Victorians

To inform support the Board, Working Groups have been established in each of these areas providing RDAV members with opportunity for more involvement in the work of the Association.

RDAV President and Board representatives meet regularly with the Minister for Health as well as senior departmental staff.  Recent success has been the restructure of three different programs to create the Victorian Rural Generalist Pathway and the establishment of the RG Support and Coordination Unit.