Outreach Programs

Outreach Programs

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) are the fund holders for nine programs and provide 401 outreach services to rural, regional and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities across Victoria.

The programs are all Commonwealth Department of Health funded and include:

  • Rural Health Outreach Fund
  • Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program
  • Healthy Ears Better Listening Better Hearing Program
  • Visiting Optometry Scheme
  • Indigenous Eye and Ear Surgical Support Service
  • Indigenous Eye Health Coordination
  • Ear Health Coordination
  • Ear and Hearing Follow-up Services
  • Expansion of Pain Management Services

Learn more about the programs here.

The programs work within health priorities that increase access to maternal and paediatric, mental health, chronic disease management and ear and eye health care for these communities.

The majority of programs provide funding to cover out of pocket expenses to support health professionals relating to the travel and associated costs of providing these vital health care services. With the Indigenous Eye and Ear Surgical Support Service extending funding to the patients and carers.

Submit an Expression of Interest

If you are a health professional who is interested in providing an outreach service in Victoria please submit out your expression of interest here. 

If you are already a service provider and need to request any additional visits please complete the form here.

If you are seeking support for a new service to be provided at your organisation, please submit your expression of interest here.

For more information on the Outreach programs, or if you require any assistance please call 03 9349 7800 (option 2) or email