2019 Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors




Here for you

We’re the industry super fund dedicated to people who provide some of the best health and community services in the world.

With more than 840,000 members and $50 billion invested globally on their behalf, we’ve learned a thing or two about looking after our members.

We speak up for others. We stand alongside our partners and members, advocating for a super system that better caters for people working in your sector. And, more broadly, women and First Australians.

As an industry super fund we work for you – not shareholders. We keep our fees down, costs low, and provide commission-free advice. It’s all part of the service. That way more money stays in our members’ super accounts working for their future.

Speaking of the future, we invest our members’ super thoughtfully, and intelligently. We take care of our members’ money as if it were our own, aiming to maximise long-term financial return while supporting a cleaner, greener future.

We’re not just smart investors. We’re passionate about sharing our expertise through information and advice. And it’s our job to do everything we can to help, so our members can live their very own version of happy ever after.




First Choice Care – Queensland’s Leading Agency …….. what’s that? Already been used?

First Choice Care – Preferred Provider …….. huh? Seen it before?

First Choice Care – Premier Rural and Remote ………. You’re kidding me! Also been done?

First Choice Care……. Great Team, Great Clinicians …….. Enough Said.



Your Nursing Agency (YNA) is a 100% Australian owned and operated company, focused on providing the best level of support to healthcare staff. Our business was founded to improve on the services offered by other agencies and provide nursing staff with a caring and personal approach.

We employ and place Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, specialist nurses such as Midwives, Personal Care Workers and Health Support Staff in metropolitan and rural healthcare settings across Australia.



caring@home aims to improve the quality of palliative care service delivery across Australia. Resources are available to support people to be cared for and to die at home, if that is their choice. Resources are applicable Australia-wide for community service providers, health care professionals and carers to support carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines. caring@home is funded by the Australian Government.



KAMS (Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd) is a regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS), providing a collective voice and support for a network of member ACCHS from towns and remote communities across the Kimberley region of Western Australia. While the major role is in regional advocacy and support for member services, KAMS also provides comprehensive primary health care services in the remote communities of Beagle Bay, Bidyadanga, Balgo, Mulan and Billiluna. In 2014 KAMS established Kimberley Renal Services Pty Ltd to manage the provision of regional renal support and dialysis services in Broome, Derby, Kununurra and Fitzroy Crossing.



“it’s more than nursing”

About Us

The uniqueness of the Torres and Cape offer an unforgettable experience and along with great career opportunities for health professionals, especially nurses, midwives and generalist doctors. Health professionals employed in Torres and Cape are responsible for working in partnership with Indigenous Health Workers and the communities to provide a wide range of healthcare services.

Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (TCHHS) is the largest provider of public healthcare services across the most northern remote areas of Queensland. TCHHS provides health services to a resident population of 26,966 with 67% identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Services are provided across 35 facilities (4 hospitals and 31 primary and community health services) by over 1000 staff.

For further information visit the website: www.health.qld.gov.au/services/torres-cape/

Our purpose

Deliver health services that maximise potential for wellness by:

  • Creating seamless patient journeys
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Collaborating and connecting with communities and agencies
  • Enhancing the capacity and capability of the workforce
  • Maximising the use of technology


The WA Country Health Services is the largest country health system in Australia covering the whole of the State outside the Perth metropolitan area.

It provides health services to approximately 530,000 people, including over 50,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometres.

Despite the challenges of vast distances and health inequalities, WACHS offers comprehensive health services to country residents and visitors that encompass emergency and hospital services, population, public and primary healthcare, mental health, drug and alcohol services, Aboriginal health, child and community health and residential and community aged care services.

WACHS is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of country people through access to quality services and by supporting people to look after their own health.



Downs Nursing Agency (DNA) was established in 2000 by local identities Des and Jane Baartz. DNA is 100% Australian owned and operated.

As a registered nurse (RN) Jane understands both the lifestyle needs of Nurses and the health care providers requirements.

Downs Nursing Agency (DNA) is the preferred supplier for Governmental and private health care providers for nursing staff within all Queensland areas ie cities, local, rural and remote areas.

Downs Nursing Agency (DNA) excels in providing a caring and supportive environment for our nurses.

Contact Downs Nursing Agency (DNA) for your nursing employment requirements

Telephone (07) 4617 8888 or Email your current resume/curriculum vitae to admin@downsnursing.com.au



We’re the only national, professional body solely dedicated to Indigenous health workers and health practitioners. Representing our members and advocating on behalf of the profession is our major focus.

NATSIHWA was established in 2009 when the Australia Government took the important decision to strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce as part of Closing the Gap. NATSIHWA has a seven-member Board of Directors, representing all states and territories.



NSW Rural Doctors Network is a not-for-profit, non-government charitable organisation and the Australian Government’s designated Rural Workforce Agency for health in NSW.

Our vision is for improved health service access for all Australians – no matter where they live. To achieve this, we seek to grow and strengthen a capable primary health workforce for people in remote, rural, regional and disadvantaged communities.



Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) deploys urban-based health professionals to increase primary healthcare services and assist in addressing the shortfall in health service delivery in remote Indigenous Northern Territory (NT) communities.

Established in 2008, RAHC is an Australian Government-funded program administered on behalf of the Department of Health for The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme: Stronger Futures Northern Territory which focuses on “addressing the persistent challenges to accessing primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in the Northern Territory”.

RAHC offers short-term paid placements to urban-based professionals from 3 weeks to 3 months, creating opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians without having to give up your regular job back home. Each health professional is provided with cultural orientation and ongoing support through our free CPD approved online modules. The modules are designed to provide an overview of health issue prevalent to the remote health context.

Be part of the effort to support and strengthen the existing remote workforce and play your part to help close the gap around Indigenous health outcomes.

To get involved and become credentialed with us call 1300 697 242



Healthcare Australia is the leading healthcare recruitment agency of Nurses, Midwives, Aged and Support Workers, Doctors, Allied Health professionals and medical specialists in both metropolitan and rural/remote Australia. With over 45 years in the industry, we have established a national footprint, supplying healthcare professionals to leading public and private hospital groups across the country.



The Rural and Remote Clinical Support Unit (RRCSU) supports safe and quality rural and remote health care through the production of clinical resources, training, credentialing and medical advisory and medical employment support.

The unit provides support services for Torres and Cape, Central West, North West and South West Hospital and Health Services. On request, support is available for all Hospital and Health Services with rural and remote facilities.



One Disease aims to eliminate Crusted Scabies from Australia by the end of 2022.

Our Elimination goals are twofold:

1) To improve detection, diagnosis and treatment of Crusted Scabies; and

2) To prevent recurrences of Crusted Scabies in people who have been successfully treated.



CQ Nurse are a 100% Australian owned Nursing Agency specialising in placing nurses in regional, rural and remote facilities Australia wide.
CQ Nurse is owned by Health Solutions Group Australia, meaning more opportunities for Nurses. With Sister Agencies Australia wide, HSGA have you covered with shift, contract or Permanent options.



Sugarman Australia specialises in the Recruitment of Nurses and Midwives, Doctors, Allied Health professionals and Social Care Workers. We support clients across Public and Private hospitals, Not for profit organisations, Aged Care Facilities and within the Community. We specialise in recruiting hard to fill roles in both remote and city locations offering locum, fixed term and permanent solutions Our dedicated and highly experienced consultants pride themselves on delivering a professional service built on knowledge and relationships gained over many years. Our extensive network means that we can facilitate access to diverse roles as a candidate, or we can search and find sought after candidates for our clients in need. Each Consultant will specialise within their division below and brings their own personality and experience to the process. Whichever division you need, rest assured they will look after you every step of the way.

02 9549 5700


Your organisation may be eligible for Australian Government funded support to help alleviate the pressure of finding a temporary replacement when your valuable healthcare staff goes on leave.

You will be given all the support needed to recruit, screen and place a highly experienced temporary health professional that can hit the ground running from the moment they arrive.

Our unique program is subsidised by the Australian Government so that all you need to worry about is ensuring your community receives ongoing healthcare during your team member’s absence. This means that there are no fees and your organisation only pays for the cost of having a temporary locum for the duration of the leave period i.e. their wage, superannuation and any applicable taxes. We help to alleviate the pressure even further by arranging and paying for the temporary health professional travel, accommodation and meals allowance.

Interested in becoming a locum? For each rural and remote placement you not only receive all of the above benefits but you also receive an incentive allowance of $150 per working day.

For more information please freecall 1800 Rural LAP (1800 18725 527).



ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company offers a wide range of advanced resuscitation solutions for hospitals that simplify intervention, increase efficiency and product reliability, and reduce the potential for errors. From early detection through post-resuscitation care, our innovative technologies help you identify and manage at-risk patients; provide CPR, defibrillation, and ALS care with confidence; and capture and analyse vital patient data



Mediserve is the leading nursing agency specialising in the placement of Nurses, RANS and Midwives in regional and remote areas throughout Australia. As a preferred supplier to state and territory health departments and private hospital organisations our nursing staff are assured of the largest range of jobs and excellent service.



RHDAustralia is based at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin and funded under the Australian Government’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy. RHDA works alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and other at risk populations, to reduce acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia. RHDAustralia will do this by developing and disseminating evidenced-based resources to support health systems and health staff in their work, and by advocating and providing culturally appropriate educational resources for people with ARF/RHD and their families.


Northern Territory PHN is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Government to work with the primary health care sector. The NT PHN work to develop improved coordination of health services and to commission new health programs and services to address the health needs in the Northern Territory. As the Territory’s Rural Workforce Agency, we also recruit, support, educate and work to retain the health workforce of the Northern Territory.



Medacs Healthcare is a leading global healthcare staffing and services company providing locum, temporary and permanent healthcare recruitment, workforce management solutions, managed healthcare and home care to the public and private sectors.

In Australia, Medacs Healthcare provides nursing and allied health roles in Australia for resident and overseas trained professionals. We have more than 20 years of experience and expertise in healthcare recruitment in Australia and New Zealand.

The core of our business is our commitment to the provision of exceptional, personalised service.
We care, putting your needs first every time.

From the first conversation with our friendly consultants, you’ll receive a caring, individualised experience. We are knowledgeable, we know our market, so you will get access to the best permanent positions and contracts, a varied range of opportunities and the right advice.

We are with you every step of the way.

We apply a high level of quality control with all of our Australian placements to ensure Medacs Healthcare continues to be the premier provider of roles for nurses and allied health professionals nationally and internationally.

Contact us on T: 1800 059 790 or E: info@medacs.com.au to hear more about the latest available


At Healthy Male we have a vision of a healthier life for all men and boys.

Healthy Male (previously known as Andrology Australia) is a national organisation that provides easy access to the latest scientific and medical research on male reproductive and sexual health.

Our aim is to make this information available to everybody, regardless of location, gender, age, education, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. To do this we collaborate with Australia’s health and medical specialists and community members to develop information, education and training activities that fills the gaps in men’s health. Healthy Male is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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Independence Australia is social enterprise, providing choices for people living with a disability or other personal need, supporting them to regain and retain their independence within a supportive community.


We stock over 12,000 continence, wound, skin, nutrition and other health care products and deliver everywhere in Australia.  We provide fast delivery to your doorstep, anywhere in Australia.


Customers can shop online 24/7.


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With more than 10 years’ experience of placing nurses into health facilities across the country, HealthX is the employer of choice and staffing specialist for regional and remote Australia.

Our sto­ry began in 2008 when we set out to solve nurs­ing short­ages across region­al and remote Aus­tralia. We saw a des­per­ate need for expe­ri­enced nurs­es in these areas with­out the tal­ent pool avail­able in Aus­tralia. So, we set about attract­ing and employ­ing high­ly skilled nurs­es from over­seas, to build long term nurs­ing capac­i­ty with­in these regions.

10 years on, the suc­cess of our nurs­ing solu­tions and our strong inter­na­tion­al rep­u­ta­tion as an Aus­tralian nurs­ing employ­er, has seen HealthX expand to the Unit­ed King­dom, open­ing our Lon­don office in 2018.

HealthX is not a nurs­ing agency and we are not a recruit­ment com­pa­ny. We are the proud employ­er and spon­sor of our nurs­es that pro­vide long term and sus­tain­able nurs­ing care for our client organ­i­sa­tions.

HealthX also employs a team of high­ly expe­ri­enced con­tract nurs­es to sup­port our clients and nurs­es dur­ing inter­im peri­ods of needs.

We pride our­selves on being the employ­er of choice. As we employ the world’s best nurs­es for region­al and rur­al Aus­tralia.

HealthX is car­ing, help­ful, con­tactable, fast and efficient.

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The Australian Defence Force is a world renowned organisation which provides opportunities to work in diverse locations throughout Australia and overseas.

Degree qualified Australians will enjoy diverse work which makes a real impact.

Benefit from career-long, structured learning which will equip you for the future.

Lead and manage a team from the start of your ADF career.

With an extraordinary variety of professions on offer there is a career option to suit people with broad ranging backgrounds, skill levels and interest.

Reach your potential: www.defencejobs.gov.au

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Cornerstone are the medical matchmakers™. We are remote and rural Nursing & Midwifery recruitment specialists, with agency, contract and permanent roles in public and private sectors across Australia. We pride ourselves on looking after our Nurses: we are known for being personable, communicating well, and being experts at finding a role that will match the person, not just the skillset.

Phone: 1300 267 300

Email: info@cmr.com.au

Website: cmr.com.au

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Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care. APNA champions the role of primary health care nurses; to advance professional recognition, ensure workforce sustainability, nurture leadership in health, and optimise the role of nurses in patient-centred care.

APNA is bold, vibrant and future-focused. We reflect the views of our membership and the broader profession by bringing together nurses from across Australia to represent, advocate, promote and celebrate the achievements of nurses in primary health care.

APNA represents a significant and rapidly expanding workforce; primary health care nurses account for around one in eight of the 640,000 registered health professionals in Australia.

Call us on 1300 303 184 or visit our website www.apna.asn.au for further information.

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Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is a not for profit organisation funded by the Commonwealth government to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the primary health care system.

Following changes introduced by the Commonwealth government in 2014 the HNECC PHN replaced the Central Coast, Hunter and New England Medicare Locals. It has however, been able to maintain and consolidate the existing business relationships built up by the three organisations over many years. These relationships include formal partnerships and health reform agreements with the Central Coast and Hunter New England Local Health Districts (LHDs), formal partnerships and funding agreements with Aboriginal Health Services, Non-Government Organisations, Aged Care Organisations, Local Government and the private sector.

The PHN is not a direct provider of services, instead it manages a range of service agreements with organisations to deliver primary health care programs in areas of identified need. Program areas funded include mental health, Aboriginal health, GP after hours care and Rural Primary Health Services (RPHS).

About Hunter New England HealthPathways

Hunter and New England HealthPathways (http://hne.healthpathways.org.au) is an online health information portal aimed at general practitioners, but also used by hospital specialists, practice nurses or managers, and community and allied health providers.

  • Provides information on how to assess and manage medical conditions, and how to refer patients to local specialists and services.
  • Includes information for patients, reference materials, and educational resources.
  • Details the most frequent reasons general practitioners need to refer patients to hospital ambulatory (outpatient) services, community and allied health services, and acute and non-acute care.
  • Is dynamic, with new pathways constantly under development and existing pathways regularly reviewed in light of changing evidence, technology, and local circumstances.
  • Does not require patient information to be entered.
  • Is not designed to be used by patients or general community members.

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The Centre for Remote Health is a University Department of Rural Health funded by the Commonwealth under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme to improve the health status of populations in rural and remote areas by appropriate preparation of the health workforce, thereby improving recruitment and retention levels.

A range of postgraduate and professional development courses are offered. Research programs are responsive to community and health service needs. CRH works in partnership with communities and organisations to enable research to be guided by community knowledge and end-user needs to improve access to services and to improve the health of people in remote regions of Australia.


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