Two more weeks to apply.

General Practices: Please submit your application now!

A registration/application email has been sent to general practices within the CESPHN region. If you believe you have not received this communication, please email with the name of your practice and your contact details.


21 April 2023: Invitation to general practices

4 May 2023: CESPHN information session – see below for recording

Important to Note:

1 June 2023: If practices do not anticipate that they will submit their application within the grant period (end 15 June 2023), please contact CESPHN at by 1 June 2023.

15 June 2023: Final day for application submissions – Grant round closes

See further below for:

How to apply – including GP Grant online application form and Quick Reference Guide

CESPHN GP Grant – Information webinar session

As part of the 2022-23 October Budget, the Australian Government announced the Strengthening Medicare – GP Grants Program. The program will support general practices to make improvements to their practices, to expand patient access and provide better, safe, accessible quality care.

All general practices will be eligible for these one-off grants of up to $50,000. The grants can be used to:

  1. Enhance digital health capability, such as IT hardware and software upgrades, to fast-track the benefits of a more connected health care system to meet future standards through digital health solutions.
  2. Upgrade infection prevention and control arrangements to ensure patients are safe from infectious respiratory diseases, such as COVID-19 and influenza, and can be seen face-to-face.
  3. Maintain and/or achieve accreditation against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standards for General Practice to promote quality and safety in general practice.


How to apply to GP Grants Program

To participate in the Strengthening Medicare – General Practice Grants Program please:

  1. Read the Quick Reference Guide – to understand Program eligibility and requirements
  2. Complete the online Grant Application Form

Once CESPHN receives your GP Grant Application Form, we will undertake an approval process and forward to you via email a Grant Agreement to sign via DocuSign (electronic signature), which will include the amount payable to your practice.

Practices are required to submit their Grant Application Form by 5.00pm local time, 15 June 2023. CESPHN will endeavour to process your application and provide your practice with funds in the shortest possible time to allow practices to begin undertaking improvement activities.

If you have any questions or require further information on improvement activities supported through this grant, please direct your enquiries to or speak to your Practice support liaison officer. Further information about the GP Grants Program can be found here

GP Grants Information Session

Click here to view the Strengthening Medicare – CESPHN GP Grants Program Information Session held on 4 May 2023

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