Learn more about RDA NSW benefits and services

Benefits of becoming a member of the RDA (NSW) include:

  • Strong representation and advocacy in State and Federal Health Issues

  • Rural Doctors Settlement Package (RDASP) which sets out the conditions and fees for providing care to emergency and public inpatients

  • Regular newsletters including important topics relevant to rural doctors

  • Discount on registration fees for educational and social networking activities in collaboration with the NSW Rural Doctors Network including conferences

  • Constantly delivering GPs & specialists better conditions and income

  • Peer support

  • Management Committee continually advocating for your rights and needs

  • Access to our website

  • RDA NSW have gained Practice Incentive Payment (PIP) loadings for rural doctors

Aaaaannnddd - you also get membership of RDAA!

When you join RDA NSW, a portion of your membership fee goes to our national body, Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA). These funds allow RDAA to represent rural doctors at a national level, which is hugely important as all Medicare legislation is governed by the Commonwealth along with the majority of workforce distribution policies and programs.

RDAA does this by:

  • Working closely with the Commonwealth and State governments to help develop policies and programs that will succeed in rural areas

  • Promoting rural medical careers to junior doctors (#DestinationRural)

  • Providing professional support for rural doctors

  • Working to develop improved financial incentives for rural doctors

  • Promoting strategies that will build a sustainable rural medical workforce