National Centre for Farmer Health

The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) leads the way in improving the health, wellbeing and safety 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.

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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

Multidisciplinary undergraduate honours, postgraduate and professional development courses for GPs, nurses, allied health practitioners, paramedics, vets, and agricultural professionals.

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.

In-field Personalised Cholinesterase Assessment Project (In-field PCAP)

Personalised diagnostics and predictive identification of exposure to agrichemicals.

From Inside the Farm Gate

Communicating Victorian rural women’s stories of managing tough times.

Online services

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

AgriSafe™ clinics

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

Sustainable Farm Families™ programs

Improving the health, wellbeing and safety of farming families through evidence-based, interactive health promotion workshops, with an increasing emphasis on the dissemination of research results from the programs.

Contact us

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

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