Rural Health Outreach Fund

This page contains information on the Rural Health Outreach Fund

Page last updated: 02 June 2020

The Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF) aims to improve access to medical specialists, GPs, allied and other health providers in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.

The RHOF supports the delivery of medical specialist, GP, nursing, allied and other health services in rural, regional and remote Australia. There are four priorities under the RHOF: chronic disease management, eye health, maternity and paediatric health and mental health. Services outside these priorities may also be supported.

State and NT RHOF fundholders are:

NSW: NSW Rural Doctors Network
Phone: 02 8337 8100

NT: NT Department of Health
Phone: 08 8999 2538

Queensland: CheckUp Australia
Phone: 07 3105 8300

SA: Rural Doctors Workforce Agency-SA
Phone: 08 8234 8277

Tasmania: Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 03 6777 2989

Victoria: Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
Phone: 03 9349 7800

WA: Rural Health West
Phone: 08 6389 4500

RHOF - Service Delivery Standards (PDF 952 KB)
RHOF - Service Delivery Standards (Word 157 KB)

For further information about the RHOF, please email