Professional Development



Compass is Northern Territory Primary Health Network (PHN) incorporating Rural Workforce Agency NT’s premier professional development and networking event for people working in primary health care in the NT. Northern Territory PHN is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Government to work closely with the primary health sector to develop better coordination, support the health workforce and introduce new health programs and services.

Our vision is that people in the Northern Territory enjoy their best health and wellbeing. We achieve this by building strong local partnerships and directing resources to create a well-managed, high-quality primary health care system for Territorians. As the Territory’s Rural Workforce Agency (RWA NT), we also attract, recruit, educate and retain a professional primary health care workforce across the NT.

Registration for the conference is FREE. We are strongly committed to supporting remote health professionals to access learning, development and networking opportunities. This year, eligible delegates can apply for funding to support their travel and accommodation to attend Compass 2022.

Who should attend Compass? 

Practitioners of all specialities – anyone who is interested in learning and sharing their professional knowledge of primary health care in their regional or remote setting – including:

  • GPs and other doctors working in primary health care
  • Allied health professionals
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Practice staff

This year’s theme is ‘Navigating the way forward’ and the program is jam-packed with presentations, interactive workshops, Keynote speakers and networking aimed at providing NT primary health care professionals with the latest knowledge, innovations and professional development opportunities. With an expected attendance of over 400 delegates, Compass is a unique opportunity for attendees to learn, meet and engage with key industry professionals.



11 - 12 Aug 2022


8:00 am - 11:00 pm


Darwin Convention Centre
10 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800

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