The Australian Government is investing $220 million over the next two years (FY 22/23 to 23/24) to support general practices and eligible Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) to make improvements to expand patient access and support safe, and accessible, quality primary care.
The Strengthening Medicare – General Practice Grants Program invites general practices to apply for one-off grants of $25,000, $35,000 or $50,000 (based on practice size and accreditation status) to invest in innovation, training, equipment, and minor capital works, in one or more of the three investment streams below:
- Enhance digital health capability
- Upgrade infection prevention and control arrangements and/or
- Maintain and/or achieve accreditation
Practices can apply for a Grant through their local Primary Health Network (PHN).
In Western Australia, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) will administer the Grants to general practices.
Eligible ACCHS will be able to apply for the Grants through the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). NACCHO will administer and manage the Program in relation to ACCHS.
General practices wanting more information on the program can refer to the Strengthening Medicare – General Practice Grants Program Factsheet.
For more information on eligibility, investment streams, how to apply for a Grant, and other key program information, visit our Practice Assist page.