Every second year brings the opportunity for Friends to come together and engage in some great activities during the biennial National Rural Health Conference. People interested in rural health from all over Australia, including Friends, gather to exchange news and views on life in their local communities. The Friends Advisory Committee coordinates Friendly activities at the Conference.
Photo and Poetry Competitions
In conjunction with the National Rural Health Conference, Friends of the Alliance hosts an amateur Photographic Competition and an amateur Poetry Competition to celebrate life in rural and remote Australia.
Through photos and poems we ask you to capture the magic of life in remote and rural areas.
Finalists from each category (photographs and poems) are exhibited at the biennial Conference and judged by the delegates attending the event.
Friends of the Alliance Unsung Hero Award
The Friends of the Alliance Unsung Hero is an award presented to a special person at each biennal National Rural Health Conference. Nominations open a few months prior to the event and the award is presented at the Conference dinner. You must be a financial member of Friends of the Alliance to nominate an Unsung Hero in your community. The unsung hero does NOT need to be a Friends member.
Who is an Unsung Hero?
An Unsung Hero is an under recognised, exceptional person / people who make significant contributions to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous, remote, or small rural communities.
An Unsung Hero could be a volunteer or paid worker who goes above and beyond what is normally expected in their workplace or community.
Friends of the Alliance are proud to support the Unsung Hero Award as a way to recognise the work of these special individuals who contribute so much to so many.