About Us

About Us

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) is a not-for-profit government funded organisation improving health care for rural, regional and Aboriginal communities in Victoria.

RWAV provides a range of activities and support to improve the recruitment and retention of health professionals to rural and regional Victoria.

RWAV's Vision

Health equity for rural, regional and Aboriginal Victorians

RWAV's Mission

To apply contemporary workforce development strategies that advance rural, regional and Aboriginal Victorians’ access to high-quality health care.

RWAV creates sustainable health workforce models that support Victoria’s rural, regional and Aboriginal communities. We draw on trusted relationships, smart data and best practice to establish models that are capable, connected and tailored to the communities they serve.

RWAV delivers services throughout rural and regional Victoria home to approximately 2.3 million people. There are 425 primary care centres including 356 GP practices, 47 Community Health Centres and 22 Aboriginal Health Services.

Read the RWAV 2020-2023 Strategic Direction.