Health Workforce Locator

Use our workforce locator map to check the geographical classification of any location in Australia. The map can tell you if a location is classified as city, rural or remote. It identifies areas that need more doctors.

About the Health Workforce Locator

The locator shows the health workforce classification and geographical information of any area. 

You can see the workforce classifications:

Using the locator

Enter an address in the form to find information on the area, including its classification and available incentives for the health workforce.

You can also go to the map and search for a location to see its classifications.

DPA status updates

Anyone can request a review of the DPA status of their GP catchment area.

The Distribution Working Group (DWG) considers these requests and the Minister for Regional Health decides the outcome

DPA status granted as a result of a review will  remain in place until the annual DPA update on 1 July each year.

See outcome summaries of DPA reviews

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