Assessment of Priority areas within Australia for 2022-23

The priority areas listed below have been agreed with the relevant state or territory and indicate the priority for the Radiation Oncology Health Program Grants (ROHPG) scheme.

Page last updated: 02 March 2022

The priority areas listed below have been agreed with the relevant state or territory and indicate the priority for the Radiation Oncology Health Program Grants (ROHPG) scheme.

Consultation with each state and territory has confirmed priority areas for 2022-23 are as follows:

New Priority Areas

The following new priority areas have been identified:

New South Wales

  • Tamworth Local Government Area (LGA) – within Hunter New England Local Health District (1 linear accelerator required).

Applications for the above priority area will be accepted from 27 April 2022 and close on 25 May 2022.

The process for applications for new priority areas (NPAs) is as follows:

  • Applications for NPAs will open 8 weeks after being published on the Health website.
  • Applications for the NPAs will be accepted for a period of 4 weeks then close until further notice.
  • Competing applications for a NPA will be considered together and assessed against the criteria at Clause 6.2 of the Guidelines.
  • When the Minister, or delegate, has decided to approve a ROHPG funding application for a health service in a NPA, the applicants will be notified of the decision and the newly approved facility will be added to the list of ROHPG funded facilities on our website.
  • If no applications are received for a NPA in the initial 4 week application period, applications will be assessed on a ’first come, first served’ basis.

Continuing Priority Areas

The following continue to be existing priority areas:

Western Australia

  • Midwest Region (1 linear accelerator required);
  • Wheatbelt Region (1 linear accelerator required); and
  • South Metro Region (1 linear accelerator required).

Northern Territory

  • Alice Springs – Central Australia (1 linear accelerator required).

No Identified Priority Areas

The below states and territories currently have no identified priority areas:

  • Queensland
  • Victoria
  • Tasmania
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • South Australia