Support for primary health
in bushfire affected areas
of Gippsland

Gippsland Primary Health Network has an important role to play in supporting general practices and health services in the bushfire affected communities of East Gippsland.

Our communities will need these vital primary health services now more than ever and in the immediate future.

We are in the process of contacting all general practices and health services across East Gippsland and Wellington to ascertain the impact of the bushfires on them and their communities so we can continue to support their work.

We are keen to know how these services have been impacted, are they able to continue service delivery as usual and what additional support maybe required. We will work with these services in any way we can to support them in continuing their work in the community.

We are also working in partnership with Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) to facilitate GP Locum support for general practices in the bushfire affected areas.

The RWAV GP Locum Program is a service for rural general practices, the hospitals they support and Aboriginal Medical Services requiring GP locum coverage.

The benefits of using the RWAV GP Locum Program for your general practice are:
  • Continuity of care for affected communities;
  • The provision of suitably qualified Fellowed GPs who can provide Visiting Medical Officer, on-call and Emergency Department services to local rural hospitals;
  • A dedicated recruitment team who can source GP locum cover at short notice; and
  • Comprehensive support, including assistance with administration and negotiation processes relating to the placement.
If health services would like to know more about the RWAV Locum Program, please visit 

The dedicated RWAV Recruitment Team is available by emailing or call 03 9349 7800.

We welcome all information affecting health services and general practice. You can also contact Gippsland PHN below:
  • For general practice support: Email Cassie Mayman, Coordinator Regional Services OR phone Gippsland PHN 03 5175 5444
  • For commissioned \/Contracted services support: Your designated Gippsland PHN program lead OR email OR phone Gippsland PHN 03 5175 5444
  • For general enquiries: Website OR email OR phone Gippsland PHN 03 5175 5444
Our thoughts are with all these affected communities.

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