General Practice


Final application period.

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.

CESPHN can still accept applications – so don’t delay, submit your application now.

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.

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