More Doctors for Outer Metropolitan Areas Measure Relocation Incentive Grant (OMRIG) - Fact Sheet

The 2015 Budget announced the cessation of the OMRIG programme and the redirection of the OMRIG programme funds to support doctors under the General Practice Rural Incentives Programme.

Page last updated: 12 May 2015

When does the OMRIG programme cease?

The OMRIG programme ceases for new applicants on 12 May 2015.

The OMRIG programme ceases for participants on 30 June 2016.

How will current participants be affected?

Current participants who complete their contractual obligations on or before 30 June 2016 will not be affected by the cessation of the OMRIG programme.

Current participants who will not complete their contractual obligations before 30 June 2016 should contact the department.

I submitted an application on or before 12 May 2015, will my application be assessed?

Yes, if you submitted an application on or before 12 May 2015, your application will be assessed.

If my application is assessed will I be offered an OMRIG agreement?

If you are eligible for the OMRIG programme and you are able to complete your obligations under the programme on or before 30 June 2016 you will be offered an agreement.