The DPA and DWS are updated annually. The newly elected Australian Government committed to changes to the DPA to expand access to the GP workforce. Consideration of these changes is currently underway and a single update to the DPA will be made soon. The Health locator tool and web information will be updated for the DPA and DWS at that time. Until the update, DPA and DWS 2021 continue to apply. Catchments that were classified as DPA through the exceptional circumstances process in 2021-22 will remain DPA until the update.