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Health industry resources - Divisions of General Practice

Divisions and Medicare Locals

The Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) is the peak national body, representing 120 local area-based divisions of general practice and state and territory-based alliances. Over 95 per cent of general practitioners are members of their local division.

The AGPN delivers local health solutions through general practice and represents the views of general practitioners at a national level.

The divisions, the AGPN, and state and territory-based alliances are not-for-profit, non-government organisations, governed by elected board of directors. The AGPN has division representatives from each state on its board.

The AGPN and the divisions receive their funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, state and territory governments, local governments and other sources.

The objects of these organisations include: being a voice of general practitioners; develop and communicate policy positions in relation to issues affecting general practitioners and the public; influence and implement primary health care reform; liaise with other organisations in relation to health service planning; provide advocacy to members; and support GPs with resources, professional development, business and systems development, communication, collaboration and networking.

Some of the state-based alliances are registered training organisations. They focus on both internal and external stakeholders and aim to facilitate opportunities for greater consumer and community engagement with divisions.

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Nepean Blue Mountains PHN

Kingswood, NSW 2747

The Nepean Blue Mountains PHN has been established to improve health for the communities of Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Nepean.

Western Victoria Primary Health Network

(4 locations)

Horsham, VIC 3400

The Western Victoria Primary Health Network is responsible for increasing the effectiveness of health services for patients and providing coordinated and efficient access to local health services, particularly for those at risk of poor health outcomes.

We service a population of 600,000+ and have regional centres in Horsham, Ballarat, Geelong and Warrnambool and an office in Ararat..
Murray Mallee General Practice Network

Murray Mallee General Practice Network

Murray Bridge, SA 5253

Divisions of General Practice and General Practice Networks are funded by the Commonwealth & State Governments to support general practice to provide primary care services to the community and to achieve improved health outcomes in priority health areas.

RDGP (Formerly Riverland Division of Generla Practice)

Berri, SA 5343

RDGP was established as the Riverland Division of General Practice Inc under the Commonwealth Government’s Divisions of General Practice program in 1994 as an independent, membership based organisation. Since that time it has evolved into a Primary Health Care organisation with a focus on providing integrated and coordinated locally focused and responsive services.

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