Behind many a great rural doctor, there’s an amazing spouse or partner and the Backbone of Bush Award recognises those one of kind people who selflessly provide support, give of their time and are passionate about their rural community.

Who are we looking for?

The recipient of the Backbone of the Bush Award:

  • Provides service to others

  • Is actively involved in their rural community

  • Has lived in rural Queensland for a length of time

  • Has attained personal and professional achievements

  • Supports their doctor spouse/partner

  • Contributes to the QRMFN*

(*Note: Having no or minimal involvement with QRMFN will not prevent a nominee being considered for the Award)


How do I nominate?

You can nominate for a rural medical spouse/partner through completing the application form via the link below.

Nominations Open: 9:00am (AEST) Friday 1 February, 2019

Nominations Close: 5:00pm (AEST) Sunday 31 March, 2019

Please read the Backbone of the Bush Award - Terms and Conditions prior to submitting the nomination form.

When is the award presented?

The Backbone of the Bush Award will be presented at the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland Conference in Cairns on Saturday 8 June at the David Horn Memorial Gala Dinner.

Who can i contact?

For further information about the Backbone of the Bush Award, please contact QRMFN or 07 3105 7800.