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Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) – Practice Stream

The Workforce Incentive Program provides general practices with funding to build a sustainable and high quality health workforce, particularly in rural and remote areas.

Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What you get?

Payments vary.

Who is this for?

General medical practices.


The program aims to:

  • help practices engage eligible health workers in areas of greatest need
  • support eligible health workers in promoting preventative health and education programs, chronic disease management and care coordination and supported self-management.

The WIP – Practice Stream includes:

  • quarterly incentive payments to engage eligible health professionals
  • a rural loading of up to 50%
  • an annual loading for practices providing general practitioner services to Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Gold Card holders.

The amount a practice gets depends on the:

  • practice size
  • type of eligible health professionals
  • average hours eligible health professionals work each week
  • type of practice and its location.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, your general practice must:

  • be fully accredited or registered for accreditation against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standards
  • employ a full or part time general practitioner (GP)
  • maintain at least $10 million in public liability insurance cover for the main location and each additional practice location.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Workforce Incentive Program.