National Centre for Farmer Health

The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) leads the way in improving the health and wellbeing of farmers, farm workers and their families across Australia.

The centre – an exciting initiative in agricultural health care – houses University research, a healthcare service and an education centre.


Education, support and research

The NCFH is the result of a partnership between Deakin University and Western District Health Service. It provides regional and rural farming communities with five key services:

Professional training and education

Undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development courses for GPs, nurses, allied health practitioners, vets, agronomists and personnel.

Applied research and development

Research into effective ways to improve farm and agricultural workers' health. Current grants include:

The ripple effect
Reducing perceived stigma among farmers with a lived experience of suicide.

Cholinesterase assessment project
Personalised diagnostics and predictive identification of exposures.

Online services

Information and tools directly helping farmers and their families live healthy lives.

AgriSafe clinics

Innovative occupational health and safety clinics for farm and agricultural workers.

Sustainable farm families programs

Maintaining farmer health programs, with an increasing emphasis on the dissemination of research results from the programs.

Contact us

NCFH Director
Clinical Associate Professor
Susan Brumby
+61 3 5551 8460
Email Associate Professor Brumby

National Centre for Farmer Health
PO Box 283
Hamilton VIC 3300
Australia