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Workforce Incentive Program Doctor Stream - WIP

Are you eligible to receive the Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) Doctor Stream payments?

Are you receiving the WIP Doctor Stream payments you are eligible for?

Do you have an application you would like submitted for the WIP’s Flexible Payment System?

We can help.

The WIP Doctor Stream provides eligible GPs with financial incentives to encourage the delivery of primary health care services in rural and remote areas.

Most payments for WIP are made by Medicare automatically through a quarterly payment process. For those GPs who do not qualify for these automatic payments, the WIP has a Flexible Payment System (FPS) for eligible GPs.

Claims for FPS are submitted to RDWA and we check for eligibility and completeness, and then we forward the claim to Services Australia for approval.

If you have any questions, or would like assistance to submit an FPS application, please contact us.  


Full details are listed in the Department of Health WIP Guidelines

In general, GPs 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 Services Australia specifically for the WIP.

Important Information

RDWA can guide you through the processes for applying for the FPS payment, or you can go ahead and download the application form, complete it and return it to us. 

At the end of each quarter, Medicare complete internal WIP calculation processes and during that time are not able to receive applications from the Workforce Agencies. RDWA is generally notified at the time of the closure and advised an approximate reopening date. If your application is likely to be affected by a Medicare closure, we will let you know.


WIP-Doctor Stream FPS Application


P: 08 8234 8277
E: WIP@ruraldoc.com.au