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Workforce Incentive Program Doctor Stream - WIP

The WIP Doctor Stream provides targeted financial incentives to encourage doctors to deliver eligible primary health care services in rural and remote areas that have difficulty attracting and retaining doctors.

Most payments for WIP are made by Medicare automatically through a quarterly payment process. Some GPs do not qualify for the automatic payments and must apply through RDWA for the Flexible Payment System (FPS) grant.

RDWA can help doctors understand these payment systems and assist you if you need to apply for the FPS payment.


To be eligible for the WIP Doctor Stream, medical practitioners must:

  • provide eligible primary care services and/or undertake GP Registrar training placements under an approved training pathway in regional, rural and remote locations (MM 2019 categories 3-7) within Australia; and
  • have an eligible current Medicare provider number; and
  • have provided current bank account details to Human Services specifically for the WIP.

Important Information

See the Department of Health WIP Guidelines for full details.

To apply for FPS payment, download the application form, complete it and return it to RDWA.  If you need any help, contact us.


WIP-Doctor Stream FPS Application


If you have a question or you are ready to submit an FPS application, phone Lauren Channon, Coordinator, Workforce Planning
P: 08 8234 8277
E: WIP@ruraldoc.com.au