2015 Wildfire Bendigo Subcommittee Elected

The 2015 Bendigo Subcommittee has been elected for 2015.

The members of this year's subcommittee are:

President - Daniel Hogarty
Secretary - Tiffany Tie
Treasurer - Helena Niu
Ball Rep - Lucinda Roberts
MWOP - Isabella Maharaj

Congratulations to our new subcommittee and thank you to everyone who applied. Good luck to the new team!

Just a reminder that the Mildura, Peninsula and Gippsland Subcommittee elections are still to be held. If you're interested in improving or advocating for rural health and want to join a passionate team, please nominate for a position.

Winner of the 2015 Wildfire - MDA National Photo Competition is announced

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the Wildfire & MDA National Calendar Photo Competition for 2015! We had a great variety of photos and a total of 85 entries. Keep posted for our annual calendar which will feature photo entries as backdrops.

CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren Ries for her winning photo from Broken Hill in NSW. You've won a $150 Adrenalin voucher for all of your adventure needs, proudly sponsored by MDA National.

Wildfire will be releasing a our events calendar with 13 of the submitted photos, these can be found at our O'week stall at Clayton. Swing by and check them out!

Lauren's winning photo can be seen below

Rural Accommodation Prices

WILDFIRE is pleased to announce that after lengthy discussions with the School of Rural Health, rural accommodation pricing for 2015 has been reduced!

Year 3B/4C will be $100/week, and Year 5D will be just $50/week!

For the full policy, click here: http://goo.gl/shTeMj

Teresa Neale Award Recipient: William Goss

Congratulations to the 2014 Medicine, Nursing and Health Science faculty graduates!! All the best from WILDFIRE for the bright futures ahead of you.

We would like to specifically acknowledge the hardwork put in by Will Goss to WILDFIRE RHC over the years. He is a very deserving recipient of the Teresa Neale Award for medical graduates. Well done to other prize winners across the university, including 2014 executive committee member Emma Sturm.


NRHSN Executive Election

The National Rural Health Students Network (NRHSN) elections are now opened, and for the first time, all general members get to vote! You should have received an email with a link to the voting page, as well as a list of candidates. If you have any questions to ask, feel free to ask here or email wildfire.nrhsn@gmail.com

To review applications visit: www.nrhsn.org.au/2015voting

To listen to phone interviews with the candidates: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0uce4an7l4a79el/AAAzhwWYMKW1T9M13bZHp1vpa?n=248372307

To vote visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=dG25e4vxNjSmHGFa1JBGSw_3d_3d

To view information candidates have passed on directly to WILDFIRE rural health club for you, check out the Full Story

Wildfire Council for 2015!

Absent: Michelle Sim & Noni Harold

Teresa Neale Prize 2014

Applications are now open to Year 5D students for the Teresa Neale Prize. The namesake of this prize was an employee with the Monash School of Rural Health (SRH) for many years and was an invaluable contributor to WILDFIRE in this time. Without Teresa Neale WILDFIRE would not be where it is today! The Teresa Neale Prize goes to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to rural, remote and indigenous health. To apply, simply send a cover letter and your CV that outlines your contribution to rural and Indigenous health to Laura Major (laura.major@monash.edu). Applications close on Friday November 7th and the winner will be deicded by the SRH review panel by November 21st.

What to look forward to for August-October




  • TBC 10th Barefoot Bowls (Bendigo)
  • 29th Bendigo Races (Bendigo)
Rural Health Matters newsletter out now!

The School of Rural Health's newsletter is out now and has been made available for students. 

It includes articles on Bairnesdale's new simulation patient, Jimmy, a wrap-up of the 20th Annual Matthew Campbell Memorial Evening, and a previous Sale Fourth Year student's experience of working in the Northern Territority, as well as information on seminars, conferences and grants. 


Cotton Industry Medical Scholarship 2014

This is a scholarship of $5,000 per year for three years and two weeks of placement per year in a NSW Cotton Growing Region (usually Moree) during the university holidays. This is an excellent opportunity to recieve finicial support and have exciting rural and medical experiences in a unique area.