GP18 Conference

Student volunteer program


GP18 student volunteer program


Apply for the student volunteer program

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) have designed a volunteer program to give medical students the opportunity to learn more about the specialty of general practice as a career pathway at GP18.

By volunteering, participants will be exposed to a range of benefits, such as:

meeting over 2000 GPs from overseas and all over Australia; both metro and rural

+ improving your communication and networking skills by working behind the scenes of a major healthcare event

+ a complimentary day registration to GP18 giving you the opportunity to hear from high-profile international speakers and learn from industry peers through the extensive program

+ if the complimentary day registration wasn’t enough, we’d love for you to attend the GP18 Welcome Reception party for FREE on Thursday 11 October.


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

+ Be over 18 years old

+ Be a current student enrolled in an Australian university studying a medicine degree

+ Be a current student member of RACGP

+ Arrange their own travel and accommodation. Costs for travel and accommodation are to be paid by the student.


All successful volunteers must arrange their own accommodation and travel to and from the conference.


Frequently asked questions

  • What are the GP18 conference dates?
  • Where will GP18 be held?
  • When will the student volunteer training session be held?
  • How many hours will volunteers be expected to work?
  • What will the shifts involve?
What are the GP18 conference dates?

GP18 will run from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 October 2018. The pre-conference ALM day and the National Academic Session will be held on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

Where will GP18 be held?

At the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

When will the student volunteer training session be held?

All student volunteers are required to attend a webinar training session on the evening of Monday 1 October 2018. Further details about accessing the webinar will be circulated to successful applicants after the application closing date.

How many hours will volunteers be expected to work?

Volunteers will be expected to work on average 4-6 hour shifts per day. The rest of the time you are free to attend the education sessions and roam the conference as a delegate.

What will the shifts involve?

Volunteer roles can include, but are not limited to, assisting with:

  • Registration desk help
  • Admin duties
  • Ushering
  • Session counting
  • GP18 App help

If you have any further questions, please email GP18@racgp.org.au