COAG Section 19(2) Exemptions Initiative – Improving Access to Primary Care in Rural and Remote Areas

This initiative improves access to primary care in rural and remote areas. It allows states and the Northern Territory to claim Medicare benefits for primary health care services at approved health facilities or sites.

About the initiative

How the initiative works, including what health facilities are eligible and how funding must be used.

Approved sites

View the approved sites (public hospitals and multipurpose services) by state and territory.

Site templates

Use these templates to develop operational plans and annual reports for each approved site.

Related work

2021 evaluation report

Read the final report of the 2021 evaluation of the COAG section 19(2) exemptions initiative.

Rural health workforce

Find out how we support the health workforce in rural and remote areas.

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