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Grants

There are several grants available to eligible GPs, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals to encourage rural health practice and support sustainability.  

Some of these grants are administered by RDN across all primary health care professions, while others for GPs only are available through external providers.

View RDN grants, which include:

  • Relocation Grants
  • Site Visit Grants
  • Practice Sustainability Grants
  • Wellbeing Grants to support practitioners, their partners and family.

View training and education scholarships and bursaries for primary health care practitioners 

View other/external grants, for GPs including:

  • Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) - grants for CPD for doctors working in surgery, anaesthetics, obstetrics and/or emergency medicine.
  • General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) - promotes careers in rural medicine asthrough the provision of financial incentives. The following table outlines maximum GPRIP incentive payments (eligiblity criteria apply):

Maximum Incentive Payment Amounts

The following table outlines the maximum annual payment available across each Modified Monash (MM) locations at each year level:

Location (MM) 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5 plus
MM 3
0
$4,500
$7,500
$7,500
$12,000
MM 4
0
$8,000
$13,000
$13,000
$18,000
MM 5
0
$12,000
$17,000
$17,000
$23,000
MM 6
$16,000
$16,000
$25,000
$25,000
$35,000
MM 7
$25,000
$25,000
$35,000
$35,000
$60,000

Note: the MM3 category in the table also includes GP Registrars on approved training pathways undertaking selected approved training in MM1 and MM2 locations.

See the GPRIP Program Guidelines for full details on the program and eligibility requirements.

 

For assistance or more information about grants for rural GPs, email RDN or call 02 4924 8000.