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RDN Grants

RDN administers the following grants for eligible rural GPs, nurses, allied health practitioners, practitioner families and practice support teams:


Site Visit Grants

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:

Location Site Visit <1wk Site Visit 1-2wks Site Visit >2wks AMS
MMM 1 Nil Nil Nil $1,000
MMM 2 Nil Nil Nil $1,000
MMM 3 Nil*  Nil* $1,000 $1,500
MMM 4 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,000
MMM 5 $2,000 $2,000 $3,000 $3,000
MMM 6 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
MMM 7 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

* Site visit is available for MMM 3 locations of Broken Hill, Griffith, Buronga

For more information on how to apply, download the Site Visit Grant Application Form. 

Before you apply:

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Relocation Grants

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 Broken Hill, Buronga and Griffith 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 1 N/A * $2,000 $3,000 $5,000 $5,000
MMM 2 N/A * $2,000 $3,000 $5,000 $5,000
MMM 3 N/A * $2,000 $3,000 $5,000 $5,000
MMM 4 N/A N/A $2,000 $3,000 $5,000 $5,000
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 Broken Hill, Griffith, Buronga             ***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.

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Practice Sustainability Grants

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.   




Wellbeing Grants

RDN is committed to supporting the capability of rural primary health care practitioner and acknowledges that their well-being is extremely important in the sustainability of rural health care. The importance of wellbeing also extends to their families.

  • Practitioner wellbeing - Grants are available to support primary health care professionals to access services to address the effects of significant physical, social or emotional stressors. This grant aims to support clinicians to comtinue providing primary care services in their community.
  • Partner education - Partners can find it difficult to obtain employment or maintain their career in a rural location. Small grants are available to assist partners to access training and education to enhance their career and employment opportunities. 
  • Family support - Small grants are available to assist families of rural primary health care practitioners to assist settlement or integration into a rural or remote community. 

Well-being grant applicants must generally be living and working in locations classified as Modified Monash Model (MMM) 4-7, the MMM 3 towns of Broken Hill, Buronga and Griffith or be an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) in any NSW location.

For more information and to discuss your access to a Wellbeing Grant please, email RDN or call 02 4924 8000.

For assistance or more information about Grants for rural primary health care practitioners, email RDN or call 02 4924 8000.

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