Rural General Practice Grants (RGPG) Program

The Australian Government has made available $13.1 million (GST exclusive) over two years under the RGPG program. The Program is intended to deliver improved health services through additional infrastructure, increased levels of teaching and training for health practitioners, and more opportunities to deliver ‘healthy living’ education to local communities. The RGPG Funding Round is now closed for applications.

Page last updated: 13 July 2017

The Rural General Practice Grants (RGPG) Program provides funding to  help deliver improved rural health services through additional infrastructure, increased levels of teaching and training for health practitioners, and increased ‘healthy living’ education to local communities.  

The objectives of the program are to:

  • provide additional infrastructure and appropriate space to enable rural and regional health practitioners to maintain and increase the level of services locally;
  • enable existing health facilities to provide teaching and training opportunities for a range of health professionals within the practice; and
  • enable existing health facilities to provide an environment for patient education to increase health literacy within the community.

Grants awarded under the program may be used for infrastructure projects, including construction, fit-out and/or renovation of an existing general practice building, supply and installation of information and communication technology equipment or medical equipment, and application/professional fees associated with the program

In 2016, the Australian Government has made available $13.1 million (GST exclusive) over two years under the RGPG program.

The RGPG Funding Round is now closed for applications.

PDF version: RGPGP Program Guidelines (PDF 339 KB)
Word version: RGPGP Program Guidelines (Word 126 KB)

Rural General Practice Grants Program (RGPGP) Health Budget 2016-17, Commitment