About us

The Majarlin Kimberley Centre for Remote Health (Majarlin) contributes to the health and wellbeing of the communities of the Kimberley through an innovative program of education and research.

Majarlin aims to provide students with an outstanding placement experience, equipping them with the skills and confidence to pursue a career in remote health. By contributing to the increased recruitment and retention of passionate and skilled health workforce in the Kimberley, we hope to improve health outcomes for all residents in the Kimberley.

Our goals include the following:

  • Increasing health students’ understanding of rural and remote health inequity.
  • Improving cultural safety practices of health professionals and students.
  • Increasing the skills and attributes needed by health professionals for remote practice.
  • Supporting research into rural workforce and innovative models of care.

If you are a student who likes a challenge and has an adventurous spirit, learn more about undertaking a clinical placement in the Kimberley. Alternatively, you can learn more about the Kimberley and the health of the region.

Acknowledgement of country

The Majarlin Kimberley Centre for Remote Health acknowledges the original custodians of this land, the Yawuru people of the Yawuru nation. Majarlin pays its respects to the Yawuru Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal Australia.

Our name

In late 2018, the Kimberley Rural Health Alliance applied for a Yawuru name to add local authenticity and acceptability to our organisation in the Kimberley. Yawuru have given us permission to use the name “Majarlin”, pronounced Mudge-elin, which means 'coming back'.

'Coming back' is an apt description for our organisation which provides students with inspirational learning opportunities, so that they will come back and pursue a career in remote health.

Our logo

The Majarlin logo was developed by Katidjah Bin Rashid, a local Yawuru woman, and is in keeping with the Majarlin name of ‘coming back’.

The logo has a thumbprint at the centre to signify the impression the Kimberley has on those who live and visit here and uses colours of the Kimberley.

The thumbprint also recognises that each individual and organisation has the opportunity to contribute to the Kimberley and leave a lasting legacy.

The outside circles of dots represent footprints coming back, returning to and building on their Kimberley experience.