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RDWA supports rural health practices by working with practices to improve capacity and capability of business operations, human resource management, and financial management.

Rural Telehealth Support Grant
Up to $5,000 to offset costs for providing telehealth services.
Legal Consultation - COVID-19
Opportunity to access a 30-minute employment related legal consultation with one of Piper Alderman’s employment lawyers, funded by the RDWA.

Rural Telehealth Support Grant

RDWA has established the Rural Telehealth Support Grant as part of its support for rural primary health services as they respond to the demands caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moving services to telehealth platforms has been an integral and important part of maintaining community access to general practice and primary health care services during a time of unprecedented challenges to the private primary health care sector.

The Rural Telehealth Support Grant provides an opportunity for private general practices and private allied health services to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to offset costs associated to providing telehealth services.

In recognition of the rapid actions that were necessary from the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, grants will be available to offset costs incurred from 1 March 2020. 

Private primary health care practices in Modified Monash Model (MMM) 2-7 (2019) that have or intend to develop telehealth models to delivery primary health care services can apply for a Rural Telehealth Support Grant.

Eligible activities include infrastructure items that increase capacity of the organisation to deliver telehealth services to patients in rural SA, for example:

  • Purchase and development of clinic infrastructure, systems and processes to support the roll out of telehealth consultations; or
  • Purchase of hardware items such as webcams, iPads and laptops to support delivery of telehealth services.

Applicants will be asked to address the selection criteria, including their ability to undertake activities promptly to increase the SA primary health care sector’s ability to support patients through telehealth service models.

Please read the Applicant Guidelines before proceeding to the Application form.

The following information is requested in the form

  • Up to 100 words decribing the proposed activity (ie what technology will be/ has been purchased and how will this improve capacity.
  • Up to 100 words decribing how have, or will promptly implement this activity to increase community access to primary health care services.
  • Total budget/expenditure.



If you would like to enquire about this support grant, please contact Tracey Jones at practicesupport@ruraldoc.com.au or 8234 8277.

Employment related Legal Consultation – COVID-19

We have worked with our partners Piper Alderman to provide primary health care practice owners the opportunity to access a 30-minute consultation with one of Piper Alderman’s employment lawyers, funded by the RDWA.

We trust that this service will support practice owners during this period of uncertainty.

This consultation will enable a member of their legal team to listen to your specific concerns or questions, and provide you with initial advice on managing the issues you are facing.

Piper Alderman have an extensive working knowledge of rural medical practices in SA; and are well placed to assist you as practice owners.

We will ask you to confirm you act on behalf of the medical practice.

If you would like to access this service we will provide your contact details to Piper Alderman and they will contact you to set up an appointment time.


If you would like to enquire about this support service, please contact Andrea Brown at GPServices@ruraldoc.com.au or 8234 8277.