The Remote Nursing & Midwifery Conference is Australia’s signature annual event for the remote health workforce. Its rich history spans back to 1983, the date of the very first CRANAplus Conference. Now with a new name, but very much the event you know and love, this year’s conference will be held in Naarm, on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation, at Crown Melbourne, Victoria from 23-25 October 2024.

We’re a diverse bunch, but whether you work in an Aboriginal community or a mining town, the Red Centre or an outlying island territory, as a nurse, midwife, doctor, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner or in another field – we’re all striving towards the same goal of improving remote health. This is our chance to have a yarn about what’s working well, find inspiration, and enjoy each other’s company!

Whether you’re experienced or new on the scene, a conference regular or looking to connect with peers you never knew you had, come along to the big smoke with us in 2024 for an action-packed three days. The event this year is built around the theme ‘Clinicians, changemakers – celebrating inspiring people & practice’ and the program will be loaded with narratives, projects, and research, as told by the remote health professionals out there with dirt on their boots who make a difference every day.


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Crown Melbourne is where adventures await. Toast with friends at top shelf bars. Feast upon oh so fine dining. Relax poolside at our inner-city oasis. And dive into world-class gaming and entertainment experiences.

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The Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia + (CRANAplus) is the peak professional body for the remote and isolated health workforce in Australia. Our not-for-profit organisation provides clinical education, mental health and wellbeing support, professional resources, and advocacy for remote health professionals, with the goal of ensuring safe, quality primary health care in remote and isolated areas of Australia.