Financial support for procedural and emergency training.

The Rural Procedural Grants Program provides a grant of $2,000 per day to general practitioners who are practising unsupervised procedural and emergency medicine practitioners in rural and remote areas to assist them in maintaining or updating their skills.

Rural Procedural Grant-emergency medicine

Where possible, Rural Health West's education activities are approved for the Rural Procedural Grants Program.


The Program provides support for:

  • Procedural general practitioners practising in surgery, anaesthetics and/or obstetrics in ASGC-RA 1*-5 localities (up to ten days or $20,000 per financial year).  *ASGC-RA 1 is dependent on additional approval.
  • General practitioners practising emergency medicine in ASGC-RA 2-5 localities (up to three days or $6,000 per financial year)
  • General practitioners providing services in rural and remote areas but residing primarily in urban areas (for example: locums, RFDS doctors) may also be eligible for the Program.

How to apply

The Program is administered by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). General practitioners are required to contact either college to register. General practitioners do not have to be a member of the colleges to receive the grant.

Applying with RACGP: To lodge a rural procedural grant claim to RACGP please visit the RACGP website.
Applying with ACRRM: To lodge a rural procedural grant claim to ACRRM please visit ACRRM’s website

To check your eligibility and view all current information please read the Rural Procedural Grants Program: Program Guidelines.

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