Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer Program


Going Rural Health & Monash University School of Rural Health

Supporting rural pharmacy

This page details the operation of the Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer Program across Victoria, and provides information about the practice of pharmacy in rural Victoria and rural Australia.

This includes:

  • Going Rural Health e-newsletter
  • Support for pharmacy interns
  • Pharmacy student placements
  • Pharmacy student inquiry and research opportunities



We publish regular editions of the Going Rural Health e-newsletter with content relevant to rural pharmacy practice matters that affect rural pharmacists. 



The Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer program is delivered in Victoria through a partnership between Monash University and The University of Melbourne.


Your Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officers

Going Rural Health (GRH) is a division of the University of Melbourne University Department of Rural Health (UDRH). GRH supports rural placement for domestic allied helath and nursing students from any Australian University to undertake a rural placement in north-central, and central-west country Victoria. Please contact the Going Rural Health team for more information regarding support to host students in your pharmacy, or for support to undertake a rural student placement: 

Please apply for Going Rural Health financial support at: HERE. 

Erica Kovacs is a pharmacist employed by Monash University School of Rural Health to deliver the Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer program in Latrobe Valley and Gippsland.
Contact Erica at:


Funding acknowledgement

The Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement.

Going Rural Intern Pharmacist (GRIP) Network

Going Rural Health and the Monash University University Department of Rural Health are
excited to announce the commencement of the Going Rural Intern Pharmacist (GRIP) Network!

The GRIP Network is a support network and CPD opportunities available to interns from across rural Victoria. The program is free invites all non-metropolitan pharmacy interns to come together to network and liaise with other rurally-based peers through a shared community of practice. Make an enquiry, or register today!

If you are a student seeking assistance with undertaking a rural placement, as an intern pharmacist, or if your organisation is interested in hosting pharmacy student placements, then please contact Going Rural Health at