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A Complete Guide to the New $220M General Practice Grants Program

By May 12, 2023Articles3 min read

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Keywords: General Practice Grants Program, $220 Million GP Grants, Strengthening Medicare, GP Grants Program, Medicare Grants, ACCHOs, PHN, ViRaTon, Infection Prevention


The Australian Government has recently launched a $220 Million GP Grants program, which aims to improve access to primary care services.

In this article, we will provide you with a complete guide to applying for the New $220M General Practice Grants.

  • What can the grants be used for?
    • Enhancing digital health capability – to fast-track the benefits of a more connected healthcare system in readiness to meet future standards.
    • Upgrading infection prevention and control arrangements – to support the safe, face-to-face assessment of patients with symptoms potentially indicating infectious respiratory diseases such as COVID-19 and influenza.
    • Maintaining or achieving accreditation against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for General Practices (5th Edition), under the General Practice Accreditation Scheme – to promote quality and safety in general practice.
  • How is each practice’s grant amount determined?

A one-off grant of either $25,000, $35,000, or $50,000 will be available to each eligible general practices and ACCHOs based on their accreditation status and practice size. Eligible ACCHOs need to apply for the grants through NACCHO:

  • How to register for a grant?

Registration is a simple 2-step process:

  1. Complete an online registration form. If your health practice clinic hasn’t received this form, please contact your local PHN
  2. Your local PHN will check the registration details and provide a pre-filled grant agreement for the practice to check, sign, and return, along with an invoice (an invoice template will be provided).

The health practice clinic will then receive its funds within 30 days. Practices can choose to receive the payment in the next financial year if they wish.

  • Key dates:

    • Thursday, 15 June 2023

Deadline for practices to complete the registration form. Any practice that anticipates issues meeting this timeframe, or requires further information or assistance, must contact your local PHN. 

    • Sunday, 30 June 2024

Deadline for practices to spend their grant funds.

  • Product recommendations

To help you meet the requirements of the grant, we’d like to introduce you to ViRaTon – A Breakthrough Photo-electron Technology with 24/7 Air and Surface Deactivation of Viruses.

It is designed to disinfect and protect populated areas, preventing viral transmission from occurring during social interactions.

ViRaTon’s benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Stop viral transmission 
  • 24/7 additional protection from air & surface borne transmission
  • Safe to use among people
  • Easy to install – Plug & Play
  • International Product – Safety Compliance
  • Suitable for all indoor spaces
  • Chemical free & Odour free
  • Energy efficient

ViRaTon meets the requirements of the GP Grants program, providing you with eligibility to apply for the funding. Furthermore, it is effective, efficient, and easy to use, saving you time and effort while protecting your patients and staff.

Would you like to know more about the Grants or ViRaTon? Simply give us a call at 1300 067 805.