The JFPP is not only about expanding a student’s clinical knowledge and skills. It’s equally important for JFPP students to engage in a rural community and fully experience life in rural location. This is where the Hosts and Community Contacts come in.


Ideally, JFPP Scholars are placed with a Host and reside at the Host’s home for the duration of their placement. Should a Host not be available, students will stay in other accommodation facilities and be provided a Community Contact.

Both a Host and Community Contact are the key link between the JFPP Scholar and the community – making introductions to other residents, organising social activities and providing opportunities to experience the rural culture.

Rural residents are passionate about the community they live in, the JFPP is your opportunity to show a medical student the unique rural community that you call home and the benefits of living in rural Australia.



The key benefit is being able to welcome a JFPP Scholar into your rural community and showcase all aspects that rural life has to offer. 

Hosts and Community Contacts are also provided an honorarium per placement week.



Am I Eligible?

We're in need of Hosts and Community Contacts who have a range of knowledge of local community activities and can provide orientation information to Scholars.

Hosts and Community Contacts must reside in a RA2-5 location and undertake a Police Check to be able to participate in the JFPP.

Hosts and Community Contacts will be allocated a Scholar only if there is an available Mentor in the same location. 

Please view the JFPP Guidelines and JFPP Host and Community Handbook for more information.



How to Apply?

If you wish to become a Host or Community Contact, you need to complete the Host and Community Contact Registration Form.

Click Apply Now to download the Host and Community Contact Registration Form and forward the completed form to the JFPP Team.

Please view the JFPP Guidelines and JFPP Host and Community Contact Handbook for more information.

If you have any questions, please get in contact with the JFPP Team  or call 1800 231 231.