Membership Benefits

Can you afford not to be a Member?

RDAQ offers all rural doctors powerful industrial and policy representation within Queensland
and nationally through the Rural Doctors Association of Australia. It is the only group wholly dedicated
to the viability and support of rural medical practitioners.

It is through the hard work of its membership and volunteer management committee that all rural
doctors can practice with adequate financial reward and medical indemnity security.

All groups of rural doctors, whether in private practice or employee of Queensland health or other
organization, benefit from RDAQ’s work.

THE FUTURE VIABILITY OF RURAL PRACTICE REQUIRES US ALL TO BE ACTIVE RDAQ MEMBERS. WE ALL NEED TO CONTRIBUTE IN ORDER TO REAP THE REWARDS FOR OUR COMMUNITIES AND OUR SELVES.

 

What you receive all the time...

  • Strong representation and advocacy in State and Federal health issues, directly to State and
  • Federal Health Ministers, constantly delivering you better conditions and income
  • Peer and family support and camaraderie
  • An great annual conference with discounted attendance
  • A Management Committee continually fighting for your rights and needs
  • Overall, more enjoyable and profitable rural practice

 

What have members received already?

  • Exceptional and respected representation at the highest level, both state and federally
  • A dedicated volunteer management committee continually working hard for you and your family, and providing personal support for rural doctors
  • Formation of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine with its exceptional continuing medical educational program
  • Research and evidence based information assisting rural practice viability
  • Rural female and specialist support and rural scholarships
  • Rural retention grants up to $25,000; extra Practice incentive payments (PIP)
  • Nurses Rurality loading - $13,000;
  • Rural loadings for bulk billed consultations - 50% extra
  • Procedural and emergency medicine grants - $18,000
  • Rural specific Medicare item numbers - $15,000
  • Medical indemnity subsidies up to $15,000 and IT support
  • Housing support, HECS rebates, and relocation grants - $20,000
  • Generous GP registrar rural bonus up to $60,000
  • Much improved VMO, GMO, Medical Super/Officer awards
  • Reliable relief for isolated practitioners; support for small rural hospitals and communities
  • Immunization incentives

 IT’S THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU’LL EVER MAKE, RETURNING

UP TO 200 TIMES YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEE EVERY YEAR

Types of Membership: 

All doctors, whether public or private, procedural or non-procedural, generalist or specialist, Australian or overseas trained, interns and registrars, are welcome to join RDAQ.  Medical students are also welcome and student membership is free. Doctors who are still registered but not currently located in rural or remote can maintain membership at a concessional rate. 
RDAQ Ordinary Membership:  download the 
RDAQ Membership Application Form click here.

RDAQ Associate Membership: Anyone committed to improving the health of rural and remote Queenslanders can apply for Associate Membership.  This includes residents, local government employees, allied health professionals, nursing and physician assistants- To download the RDAQ Associate Membership Application Form click here

RDAQ Student Membership  All medical students are eligible. Student membership is free. Download theStudent Membership Form click here.

RDAQ Corporate Membership  Corporate membership offers savings of at least $700 per annum and creates a stronger voice for improving the health of rural and remote Queenslanders.   Invest in your business .... Invest in the future of rural health!   Find out more about the benefits for your business by following this link.  Download RDAQ Corporate Membership form click here.


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