About Us

We build and strengthen primary health care in Western Australia, so people can access the services they need closer to home.

WA Primary Health Alliance is part of the Australian Government’s national Primary Health Network (PHN) program which aims to strengthen, improve and connect the primary care system.

As the operator of Western Australia’s three PHNs, our state-wide structure and strong partnerships allow us to deliver better health, together.

At the heart of our Vision and Mission is an ongoing commitment to working closely with GPs, health professionals, service providers, hospitals, government and the community to strengthen primary care state-wide.

We are united in working towards a more connected and collaborative primary health care system to improve health equity and health outcomes for all Western Australians, particularly those at risk of poor health.

We are guided by our Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026.

Released by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, the Primary Health Networks Strategy 2023-24 clarifies Primary Health Networks’ purpose, objective and key functions. It outlines the crucial role PHNs play in supporting health reform by driving local innovation to meet specific local health needs and supporting consistent local delivery of national and co-commissioned programs.  The PHN Strategy is well aligned to WAPHA’s 2023-2026 Strategic Plan and our vision of health equity.

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Better health, together

Learn more about the work being done with our partners and the community to deliver better health, together.

At a glance


General practices across Australia using Primary Sense, a data extraction and clinical support tool.


People accessed one of our primary mental health services.


Programs funded to improve the health and wellbeing of Western Australians


General practices consulted as part of the Australian General Practice Training Workforce Planning and Prioritisation activity.


Page views of HealthPathways, an online clinical support tool for GPs.

$17.3 million

Goods and services commissioned from Aboriginal organisations.

National presence:

Australia’s 31 PHNs are independent, not for profit organisations that improve care in their regions.

They join forces through the PHN Cooperative, a CEO-led initiative that reflects a commitment to collaborating and delivering on a national agenda in primary health priority areas.

WA Primary Health Alliance has strong representation on national PHN Cooperative working groups, including workforce, aged care, after hours, mental health and alcohol and other drugs. This provides an opportunity to inform the PHN national position and ensure the Western Australian perspective is represented.

Find out more about our role in system reform

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What we do

We take a system-wide look at WA’s health system to ensure it works for people.

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Vision, Mission and Values

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape a health system fit for the future, learn about our Vision, Mission and Values.

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Health priorities

We operate across the state, improving access to primary health care, helping those people at risk of poor health to be cared for closer to home.

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System reform

We work in partnership with others to shape, strengthen and sustain Western Australia’s health system, combining our efforts to improve primary care.

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CEO’s desk

Explore the issues currently facing WA’s health system and hear from those on the front line what we are doing about it.

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Join our team

We pride ourselves on a people-focused work culture and supporting an inspiring and productive working environment.

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