Primary health care practitioners have the opportunity to apply for funding up to $3,000 to support a visit to an eligible health practice where there is mutual interest in a placement.
Site Visit funds are based on the location and length of the site visit:
* Site visit is available for MMM 3 locations of Armidale and Grafton
** Site visits are available for all ACCHs in MMM 1-3
For more information on how to apply, download the Site Visit Grant Application
Before you apply:
- Check the MMM classification of the town on the DoctorConnect website.
Primary health care practitioners making the transition to live and work in many NSW rural and remote towns have the opportunity to apply to the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) for a Relocation Grant.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to eligible GPs, nurses and allied health practitioners moving to rural NSW communities. Eligible locations are Modified Monash Model (MMM) 4-7 towns, the MMM 3 towns of Armidale and Grafton and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in MMM 3 or above. Generally, you must be relocating to a more rural location based on the MMM category, however applications outside of this are considered on a case by case basis.
Relocation grants are based on where you are relocating from and to:
|Relocating from||Relocating to MMM2||Relocating to MMM3***||Relocating to MMM 4||Relocating to MMM 5||Relocating to MMM 6||Relocating to MMM 7|
|MMM 5||N/A||N/A||Case by Case||$3,000||$5,000||$5,000|
|MMM 6||N/A||N/A||N/A||Case by Case||$5,000||$5,000|
|MMM 7||N/A||N/A||N/A||Case by Case||$5,000||$5,000|
*MMM 3 locations eligible for $2000 are ONLY Armidale and Grafton
***ACCHOs in MMM 3 locations are eligible
How to apply
For more information on how to apply, download the Relocation Grant Application.
Before you apply
Please check the MMM classification of your town on the DoctorConnect website.
The sustainability of rural general and allied health practice is dependent on a well trained administration and support staff. Through our Health Workforce Needs Assessment and workforce surveys, it was highlighted that specific resources for Practice Managers and Administrators was needed. Through targeted initiatives, RDN can provide support to enhance the sustainability of the primary healthcare practice. To find out more information about upcoming initiatives that will be available for practice support and enhancement, sign up to receive the Practice Made Perfect (PMP) newsletter.