The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)
The RDAA was formed in 1991 to represent the interests of rural medical practitioners in Australia. The vision is "for excellent medical care for rural and remote communities". They "are committed to building and maintaining a workforce of highly skilled and motivated rural medical practitioners. This requires adequate training and proper incentives, remuneration and support (both professional and personal)".
The RDAA is the national body and is represented on a state level by:
In 1997 the RDAA created the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine (ACRRM).
NB. hilst the RDAA does not specifically represent general practitioners (GPs), but as the majority of doctors in remote and rural Australia are GPs, the organisation has a strong voice for rural GPs.