Rural psychiatry

Working across a range of clinical, administrative, leadership and educational settings, rural psychiatry demands a breadth of knowledge and an expert generalist skill set to meet the demands of regional, rural and remote communities. 

Use this page to discover opportunities to work and train in rural areas, as well as support options from the RANZCP and other organisations.

About rural psychiatry

Psychiatric practice, day-to-day issues, rural health systems and communities.

Working as a rural psychiatrist

Staying well, funding options, telehealth, job listings, support organisations and research.

Training in a rural area

Training post lists, RANZCP rural psychiatry roadmap, webinars and orientation information.


RANZCP Section of Rural Psychiatry

Join the College's dedicated group for anyone with an interest in rural psychiatry, currently chaired by Associate Professor Mathew Coleman.



Many of these resources have been funded by the Australian Government, reflecting the Australian experience; however, they may also be useful for psychiatrists and trainees working in Aotearoa New Zealand.