Coming from the southern suburbs of Adelaide, newly-graduated physiotherapist Aleisha Robinson is excited to join the Naracoorte community this week.
Aleisha said she's excited to kick-start her career, despite it being much different than what she's become accustomed to in Adelaide.
"Working in Naracoorte is an amazing opportunity and I'm looking forward to getting involved in the local community," Aleisha said.
"I was keen to move to Naracoorte for a few reasons. Working in the hospital, private practice and home visits, the job here has so much variety that you just won't get in the city."
Aleisha received a $5000 grant through the RDWA's Rural Relocation Program, which supported her to move from Adelaide.
"The grant really has been the icing on the cake, clinching my decision to move to the country."
RDWA's Rural Relocation Program provides financial support to assist primary health care professionals with the costs of moving to South Australia's country communities.
"This program allows us to support and increase the primary health care workforce that serves our country communities," RDWA chief executive Lyn Poole said.
"Once they are there, rural health practitioners can also continue to access support through RDWA, from clinical training and professional development to grants and scholarships, ensuring they can continue to provide the highest quality healthcare to their communities.
"It is great for rural communities to be able to welcome new generations of health graduates like Aleisha."
Make sure to keep an eye out for Aleisha's friendly smile.