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Rural GP Child Care Grant

About the Grant

Are you a rural GP or GP registrar with young children?

The Rural GP Child Care Grant helps to support you to work in your rural general practice by assisting with some costs associated with pre-school children’s child care

The Rural GP Child Care Grant provides up to $1,000 in a financial year for each pre-school child in paid child care.  The grant can be claimed quarterly at the end of each three-month period that your pre-school child or children are in paid child care.

As a specific incentive to support rural GPs and GP registrars who are primary carers of pre-school children, this grant can be paid irrespective of other financial benefits the primary carer might receive.


You can apply for the Rural GP Child Care Grant if you are a GP or GP registrar living and working in a rural South Australian community and are the primary carer of one or more children who have not yet started school.  You can be eligible for part of a financial year.

A rural community is a location that is listed as MM 2-7 in South Australia within the Modified Monash Model (MM). You can check if your home and practice addresses are in MM 2-7 by using the on-line tool here: Modified Monash Model.

For more information on eligibility please refer to the Applicant Guidelines.


For more information please contact Paula Wood, Manager Primary Health Care Workforce
Phone: (08) 8234 8277
Email: paula.wood@ruraldoc.com.au