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Strengthening Medicare General Practice Grants Program
NOTE: Applications for the Strengthening Medicare General Practice Grants Program are now CLOSED.

All successful applicants are urged to spend their grant before the 30 June 2024 deadline.

The Strengthening Medicare General Practice Grants Program offered general practices to apply for one-off grants of $25,000, $35,000, or $50,000 (based on practice size and accreditation status) to invest in innovation, training, equipmentand minor capital works, in one or more of the three investment streams below:

  1. Enhance digital health capability
  2. Upgrade infection prevention and control arrangements and/or 
  3. Maintain and/or achieve accreditation.

Practices applied for a Grant through their local Primary Health Network (PHN).  

In North Queensland, Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) administers the Grants to general practices.  

Eligible ACCHOs were able to apply for the Grants through the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). NACCHO administers and manages the program in relation to ACCHOs.

General practices wanting more information on the program can refer to the Strengthening Medicare – General Practice Grants Program Factsheet. 

Key program dates



GP Grant applications open, agreements executed, and funding paid From 24 April 2023
Grantees undertake investment activities in accordance with their Grant agreements From Grant agreement – 30 June 2024
GP Grant applications close 15 June 2023
Program ends on 30 June 2024. Grantees must spend the Grant before the end date of the Program 30 June 2024

At the end of the Program, Grantees must complete and submit a FAR (Financial Acquittal Report) and Self-Evaluation Survey direct to the Department of Health and Aged Care through the online forms below:

Prior to 31 July 2024 
30 May 2024