GP Education Assistance

Rural LAP offers financial assistance to urban GPs who require emergency medicine training. To be eligible you must be willing to undertake a paid general practice locum placement in rural and remote Australia for a total of four weeks (20 working days) within a two year period.

Your locum commitment

Placements undertaken prior to the completion of at least one day of eligible emergency medicine training will not count towards your locum commitment. The four weeks (20 working days) can be broken up into shorter periods, however a total of two weeks (10 working days) must be completed in the first 12 months of completing the approved emergency medicine training.

You are required to undertake general practice positions located in Modified Monash Model (MMM) categories 2-7. You can organise your locum placement or seek assistance from Rural LAP. When you have fulfilled the first 10 days of your locum commitment, please advise us as soon possible. You can notify us by submitting a statutory declaration from the practice where you provided locum support or a letter with sufficient evidence provided. Similar documentary proof is required for the remaining 10 days of your locum commitment. 

Value and payment of the incentive

The Rural LAP payment is calculated on a maximum of $6,000 per GP for three days of upskilling activities. This is based on a rate of $2,000 per day.

You will receive a 50% payment from Rural LAP on completion of the first 10 working days of your locum commitment. You must provide evidence of your locum commitment as stated above. The outstanding 50% of your payment will be transferred to your nominated bank account on completion of the final 10 working days of your locum commitment with evidence to support your claim.

Payments are made directly to a bank account nominated by you. Rural LAP will also send you friendly reminders to undertake your locum requirement by a required date.