Workforce Incentives Program (WIP) - Doctor Stream

The WIP – Doctor Stream provides medical practitioners with financial incentives to practice in rural and remote areas of Australia.


Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What do you get?

Incentive amounts vary.

Who is this for?

Medical practitioners. 


The Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) Doctor Stream makes direct payments to doctors who deliver eligible services in eligible locations.

It uses 2 systems to assess and pay these financial incentives:

Some doctors may provide services under both payment systems.

Payments are based on activity levels within eligible locations and how long a doctor has been part of the program.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, medical practitioners must:

  • provide a minimum amount of eligible primary care services in eligible locations and/or undertake eligible general practice (GP) training under an approved training pathway
  • meet the required number of active quarters for payment
  • have an eligible current Medicare provider number
  • have provided your current bank account details in the required timeframe.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Workforce Incentives Program (WIP) – Doctor Stream.

Financial incentives for medical practitioners to work in rural and remote areas of Australia