About us

Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) will support more health students to live, study and work in regional Australia.

Our purpose

We aim to improve the recruitment and retention of nursing, midwifery, allied health and dentistry professionals in rural and remote Australia.

"At the heart of the work of the Three Rivers UDRH is the education and training in regional Australia of a future rural health workforce for a 'world worth living in'."

– Professor Andrew Vann, CSU Vice-Chancellor.

Health courses supported by us

We support health disciplines across the faculties of; Science, Arts and Education and Business Justice and Behavioural Science.

Our footprint

The Wiradjuri Nation area has been described as 'land of the three rivers'. Our footprint is bounded by:

  • the Wambuul (later known as the Macquarie River)
  • the Galari (later known as the Lachlan River)
  • the Marrambidya (later known as the Murrumbidgee River) and
  • the Murray River which forms the Wiradjuri's southern boundary.

Our priorities

Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health is a key initiative in the Commonwealth Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program.  The objective of this program is to improve the recruitment and retention of medical, dental, nursing and allied health professionals in rural and remote Australia.

What we do

At Three Rivers UDRH, we operate under five workstreams:
- Rural Health Education and Training,
- Pathways and Student Support,
- Indigenous Health Success,
- Research and
- Operations.

Our locations

We are based in central and southern NSW. Our regional footprint encompasses both the Murrumbidgee and Western Local Health District Primary Health Networks.

Our people

Our team is committed to adding value to processes that are already in place to attract health professionals to rural areas, with a focus on developing innovative ways to continue the growth of this workforce

Our stakeholders

We work together with educators, healthcare providers and the local community. This program is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health.

Consortium partners

Three Rivers UDRH has been established as part of a consortium led by CSU.  This alliance brings together the unique geographical knowledge and expertise of CSU and its partners who understand the rural health agenda, as we teach research and live in a rural Australia.

Live, study, work in Rural Australia