General Practice Rural Incentives Program
Encourages general practitioners to work in rural and remote areas of Australia.
About the program
The General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) began on 1 July 2010 as part of the 2009-10 Rural Health Workforce Strategy. It encourages general practitioners to practise in rural and remote communities and promotes careers in rural medicine.
On 1 July 2015, new eligibility criteria was introduced.
Initial payments under the new arrangement were made to eligible providers in eligible locations in August 2016.
Changes to the Rural Relocation Incentive Grant
On 25 May 2015, the Rural Relocation Incentive Grant (RRIG) ended. Previously approved participants will continue to receive payments if they keep meeting the eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements haven't changed and ongoing eligibility is assessed based on the Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA) classification system.
GPRIP on Health Professional Online Services
You can provide or update your bank account details and receive your payment statements and correspondence securely online using Health Professional Online Services (HPOS). Read more about HPOS access requirements or Provider Digital Access (PRODA).
How to view GPRIP Information
- Log onto HPOS
- select the My programs tile from the main menu
- select the Rural Incentive Programs tile