Farmers’ health and safety risks are often greater than those for most people. Find out how farming families can stay both physically and mentally healthy.
Farmer health is about growing awareness
Farmers’ health challenges include accessing services, respiratory disease and avoiding injury from farm machinery. Learn more this National Farm Safety Week.
How to stay healthy and safe during Australia's mouse plague
Rodent-borne illnesses such as leptospirosis can be serious. Know how to arm yourself against diseases and get mental health support during a mouse plague.
Anyone who works with animals such as farmers and vets is at more risk of getting Q fever. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment.
Rural and remote health
Many organisations, along with the Australian Government, have developed support programs for people living in rural and remote areas.
Anthrax is a serious infectious disease. It is very rare in Australia, but you can still catch it if you have contact with infected animals or animal products.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that occurs to some humans and animals in humid conditions. The condition is treatable, but there are simple steps you can take to avoid getting leptospirosis.
Rural or remote mental health
Life in rural and remote locations can be rewarding, but it can also be tough for people living there to access support for mental health problems.
Victoria rural and remote health services
Regional and rural Victoria's health services are important to all in the state. Knowing where they are will give you confidence when you need help.
Rural men face greater risk of health problems, including suicide
Men who live in rural and remote Australia are more at risk of many health issues, such as obesity and suicide. Even in the outback, help is available.