Rural Procedural Grants Program

The Rural Procedural Grants Program commenced in 2004, it supports procedural GPs in rural and remote areas to attend relevant training, which is focused on both skills maintenance and upskilling.

Page last updated: 15 July 2011

Support is provided in the form of grant payments which are designed to assist with the cost of attending training, including course costs, locum relief and travel expenses. Grants are calculated on the number of days of training.

The Program has two components. It provides support for:

  1. procedural GPs practising in surgery, anaesthetics and/or obstetrics in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA) 1*-5 localities; and
  2. GPs practising emergency medicine in ASGC-RA 2-5 localities.
GPs providing services in rural and remote areas but residing primarily in urban areas (eg locums, RFDS doctors) may be eligible for the Program.

Note:

*Procedural GPs in ASGC-RA 1 localities are subject to specific eligibility criteria.

The Rural Procedural Grants Program is jointly administered by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners on behalf of the Department.

Program Contact Details

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
GPO Box 2507
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Phone: 1800 223 226

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
National Rural Faculty
15 Gover Street
NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006
Phone: 1800 636 764

Further information is available from the Rural Procedural Grants Program Guidelines (PDF 402 KB)