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We wish to advise that the National Centre for Farmer Health will be closed from 5pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and will re-open at 9am on Monday 9 January 2017.
In the event that you require support during this time please refer to our Support page
Thank you all for your kind assistance and support in 2016 and we look forward to doing it all again in 2017!

 Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!
  Make health your #1 priority in 2017!
The Sustainable Farm Families™ program helps to address the health, wellbeing and safety issues facing farming industries. A FREE workshop is available for all farm men, women and agricultural workers in Victoria. Incentives are available for community groups and clubs wanting to participate in the program.

Contact Tracey on  03-55518588 or to find out how you can participate in a workshop and how it can financially benefit a local industry group and your community.

Here’s what other farmers have said about the program …. What farmers say

2017 HMF701 Agricultural Health & Medicine

Don't sit on the fence—APPLY TO ENROL NOW!

Develop your skills and understanding of agricultural health, wellbeing and safety. Challenge yourself with Australia’s only Post-Graduate Agricultural Health and Medicine Program. 
The program is aimed at rural professionals, health professionals, general practitioners, health care administrators and policy makers who would like to address the inequities, enhance their own knowledge of the health issues facing today’s rural and remote communities and make a difference. Don't just take our word for it - read testimonials from students and independent international experts. Help make a difference to farmer’s lives.

Learn about the course & how to enrol online

Wellness Wednesday

Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from on Facebook and Twitter as part of “Wellness Wednesday”.  These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is and is particularly seasonal!!   

  • Tractor Safety – Tractors are generally quite safe to use if operated correctly. Read more:
  • Dermatitis (also called eczema) – is a skin condition which is common among farmers. Read more: 
  • Sunburn – Sunburn is when your skin is burned by radiation from the sun. Read more:
  • Farm business planning – make sure your farm business will support you and your family through good times and bad. Read more:

Add a little Protective Equipment to your Stocking this Christmas!!
Have you been meaning to purchase a P3 Respirator or a box of P2 Dust masks this year?
Have you noticed your chemical PVC gloves or welding gloves need replacing?
Do you need a First Aid Kit in your tractor, workshop and shearing shed?

Then follow this link to our Farmer Health Safety Shop. You can buy approved safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) from a trusted source. Farmer Health is committed to helping farming men and women protect themselves, their families and workers by providing easy access to personal protective equipment and safety supplies at a fair price.
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