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Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP)

The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing has contracted the RACGP and the ACRRM to jointly administer the Rural Procedural Grants Program.

The RPGP provides financial support to maintain and enhance the clinical skills of General Practitioners (GPs) and locums who deliver:

  1. unsupervised anaesthetics, obstetrics and/or surgery in ACGC-RA 1*-5 locations (1* dependent on additional approval)

  2. unsupervised emergency medicine in 24-hour triaging Accident and Emergency facilities located in ASGC-RA 2-5 locations.

This financial support is offered as a grant of $2000 per day for up to 10 days of training per financial year for procedural GPs and for up to 3 days of training per financial year for GPs providing hospital based emergency services.

If you deliver any of the above services in a rural or remote location, you may be eligible to participate in the program. However to receive these grants you must apply to register in the RPGP through either the RACGP or through the ACRRM prior to attending grant approved training.

For a copy of the guidelines or application form email or