Adelaide PHN - An Australian Government Initiative

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Commissioning Adelaide PHN - An Australian Government Initiative


The Adelaide PHN (APHN) receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to commission services which meet the health needs of the Adelaide metropolitan community.

The APHN Commissioning Governance Framework addresses the five phases of the Commissioning Cycle, click here to see the APHN Commissioning Cycle diagram.

The APHN has established an e-Procurement website through TenderLink, to provide health service providers, contractors, consultants and suppliers with access to a range of commissioning opportunities. Please register and create a profile with Tenderlink  to receive email alerts of new commissioning opportunities as they are advertised.

The APHN has made available a suite of population health resources on our community profile and needs. If you wish to find out more, please download the information from the following locations on our website: Needs AssessmentPopulation Health Data - PostcodeMapsHealth Matrixes and Community Profile.


Current Opportunities​

  • Small Grant Opportunity: Peer Support Networks

    Applications are now open for individuals and organisations working within primary health care in the Adelaide PHN region to apply for small grant funding to facilitate peer support & networking (with a focus on quality improvement) across the primary healthcare sector.

    Grants will provide support to enable networks to meet four times per year within a 12 month period commencing July 2018. 

    Follow the link for information on current recipients.
    To apply please review the guidelines and complete the application form

Upcoming Opportunities

  • There are no upcoming opportunities at this stage, please check back later.


Recently Closed Opportunities

  • Lived Experience Telephone Support Service (RFT)
    Tender assessment in progress
  • Cultural Learning for Primary Health Care Providers Program (RFP)
    Tender assessment in progress
  • Palliative Care Access to Medicines (PCAM) Project
    Tender assessment in progress
  • Extended Primary Care for People Residing in Residential Aged Care Facilities (EPC4RACF) Project
    Contract negotiation in proces


Commissioned Projects

Recent Announcements

  • We are proud to announce the engagement of both the Australian Refugee Association Inc (ARA) and Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service (STTARS)  for the delivery of the Adelaide Refugees and New Arrival Project. This project aims to improve the health of refugees and new arrivals, build capacity of primary health care workers and increase system integration of primary health care services for these communities living in metropolitan Adelaide
  • We are also proud to announce Northern Health Network as the new Lead Agency for headspace Onkaparinga. Adelaide PHN is overseeing transition arrangements with all parties working hard to ensure minimal disruption to clients, staff and key stakeholders. NHN will officially commence as the Lead Agency on 1 July 2018

Commissioned Projects:

  • headspace Onkaparinga
    Contract negotiation in process
  • Adelaide Refugees and New Arrivals Project (ARANAP)
    Contracts Signed
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Peer Support for Cancer Screening Project
    Contracts signed
  • Adelaide Respiratory Health Project
    Contracts signed
  • Primary Care Support –  Peer Support Networks Small Grants
    Contracts signed
  • Adelaide Disability Medical Services Primary Health Care Enhancement Project
    Contracts signed
  • General Practice Outreach Project – Aboriginal Health
    Contracts signed
  • Adelaide PHN Care Connections Initiative – Integrated Care Hubs (ICH)
    Contracts signed
  • Adelaide PHN Care Connections Initiative – Care First
    Contracts signed
  • Adelaide PHN Care Connections Initiative – Local Area Coordinator Services
    Contracts signed
  • SA PHNs and Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) General Practice Liaison Unit (GPLU) Project
    Contracts signed
  • The Dandelion Project (Extended Primary Care for People Residing in Residential Aged Care Facilities (EPC4RACF))
    Contracts signed
  • Living Well with Persistent Pain Program
    Contracts signed
  • Child & Youth Wellbeing in Schools through Literacy – Southern APHN
    Contracts signed
  • Drug and Alcohol Program – Ice Strategy
    Contracts signed
  • Drug and Alcohol Program
    Contracts signed
  • Primary Mental Health Care Program  
    Contracts signed

  • Champion Nurse Immunisation Program
    Contracts signed

  • Incentivising Primary Health Care Providers to Deliver Innovative Approaches to After-Hours Care
    Contracts signed

  • Education/training organisations to provide innovative, multi-disciplinary training and education
    Contracts signed