• The voice of
    rural child health

    Supporting equitable care to all Australian children

  • The voice of
    rural child health

    Encouraging tertiary skills in regional areas

  • The voice of
    rural child health

    Enabling modern technology for rural youth

  • The voice of
    rural child health

    Providing collegiate, educational and social support

  • The voice of
    rural child health

    Expanding services to rural children through telemedicine

Australian Paediatric Society

Our aims and objectives are to act as the peak Australian body providing comprehensive representation on issues that pertain to rural and regional child health and welfare.

Mother holding newborn baby

Supporting equitable care to all Australian children

Encouraging tertiary skills in regional areas

Doctor examining baby

Enabling modern technology for rural youth

Expanding services to rural children through telemedicine

Providing collegiate, educational and social support

The Australian Paediatric Society comprises over 200 general paediatricians, mostly from rural and regional Australia.
Australian regional paediatricians have a responsibility to ensure optimum management of sick children and maintain optimal health outcomes for children and adolescents in their region. There is an obligation to supervise junior staff and doctors of other disciplines who may have little or no experience in managing traumatized and sick children and families appropriately. The scope of practice of a regional paediatrician therefore is far more than being limited to paediatric medicine, trauma and resuscitation, but is rather a mix of advocacy, service organisation, training, community liaison and clinical paediatric medicine.