Financial incentives available through the WIP


11th December 2018

Health care providers are advised that the recruitment and retention component of the Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) includes targeted financial incentives to encourage medical practitioners to deliver primary health care services in rural and remote areas.

There are also financial incentives to support general practices to employ or retain the services of health professionals to deliver multidisciplinary and team-based primary health care across Australia.

Those eligible include:

  • nurses
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers or Health Practitioners, and
  • allied health professionals, including non-dispensing pharmacists.

The levels of incentive payment for health professionals will be set using the Modified Monash Model geographic classification.

The WIP will start on 1 July 2019. It will replace the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) and the Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP). Medical practitioners and general practices participating in the GPRIP and PNIP on 30 June 2019 will automatically transition to the WIP.


Website: Department of Human Services
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