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General Practice Workforce Incentives and Support

The Australian Government funds a number of programs to provide incentives to encourage doctors to move to, and remain working in, regional, rural and remote Australia. Eligibility is generally based on the Modified Monash Model classification system.

The Modified Monash Model (MMM) is how the Australian Government defines whether a location is a city, rural, remote or very remote. The model measures remoteness and population size on a scale of Modified Monash (MM) category MM 1 to MM 7. MM 1 is a major city and MM 7 is very remote.

Modified Monash Model (MMM) categories in the HNECC PHN region

* There are a number of practices within the below LGA's, that have a different MMM rating to the LGA they are within. Please get in contact with the PHN if you require the MMM rating for a particular practice.

MMM Rating LGA
MMM Rating 1

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Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle
MMM Rating 2

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Cessnock, Port Stephens
MMM Rating 3

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Armidale, Cessnock, Mid-Coast, Tamworth
MMM Rating 4

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Gunnedah, Inverell, Moree, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Port Stephens, Singleton
MMM Rating 5

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Dungog, Gwydir, Liverpool Plains, Port Stephens, Tenterfield, Upper Hunter Shire, Uralla, Walcha


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