Primary Health Networks (PHNs)

Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

Page last updated: 01 July 2015

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On 11 April 2015, the Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, announced the outcome of the assessment for 28 of the 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs).

On 5 June 2015, the preferred applicants for the remaining three PHNs - Western NSW, Murrumbidgee, and Country SA PHNs, were announced following approval by Minister Ley.

The full list of PHN operators is available. This list incorporates the 28 preferred applicants announced by Minister Ley on 11 April 2015, and the three preferred applicants announced on 5 June 2015.

PHNs were established on 1 July 2015. Contact information for each PHN is available via the PHN map locator.

About PHNs

Information is available about PHNs including the outcomes of the Medicare Local Review, PHN grant programme guidelines, PHN boundaries, PHN contact infromation and frequently asked questions.

Primary Health Network performance framework

Primary Health Network (PHN) performance will be monitored under a PHN Performance Framework.


Queries to the Department of Health in relation to PHNs can be directed by email to PHN.