Contact

Ballina (head office) on Bundjalung Country

Phone: 02 6618 5400
Fax: 02 9169 6373

106-108 Tamar Street
Ballina
NSW 2478
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PO Box 957
Ballina
NSW 2478

Tweed on Bundjalung Country

Phone: 07 5589 0500
Fax: 02 9169 6373

4/71 Wharf Street
Tweed Heads
NSW 2485
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PO Box 751
Tweed Heads
NSW 2485

Lismore on Bundjalung Country

Phone: 02 6627 3300
Fax: 02 9169 6373

Southern Cross University
Lismore Campus – P Block North
Rifle Range Road
East Lismore NSW 2480

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Coffs Harbour on Gumbaynggirr Country

Phone: 02 6659 1800
Fax: 02 9169 6373

Suite 2, Level 1
30 Gordon Street,
Coffs Harbour
NSW 2450

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PO Box 920
Coffs Harbour
NSW 2450

Port Macquarie on Birpai Country

Phone: 02 6580 3900
Fax: 02 6583 8600

53 Lord Street
Port Macquarie
NSW 2444
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Crisis and emergency services

Healthy North Coast is not a service provider and does not offer crisis and emergency support.

Please contact one of the below services that can offer assistance 24 hours a day.

Triple 0 (Ambulance, Fire, Police) 000

NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511

Lifeline 13 11 14

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Suicide Helpline 1300 651 251

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

NSW State Emergency Service (SES) 132 500 (for emergency help in flood, storm or tsunami) 138 737 (non-emergency/general enquiries). Call 000 for life-threatening emergencies. 

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Education & training funding elibility

Funding is open to all primary care providers within disaster affected communities across the Healthy North Coast footprint.

Workforce Locum support and R&R funding criteria

  • Available to primary care services in disaster impacted communities within the Healthy North Coast footprint.
  • Available to support short-term workforce coverage, allowing clinicians to rest and recover.
  • Workforce-support funding in total is capped for each site, over a 12-month period:
    • $10k for GPs and/or
    • $5K for nursing and/or
    • $5k administration support and/or
    • $5K allied/pharmacy and other.
  • Funding is not to be used to fill gaps in staffing that have not been able to recruit to and not to replace existing staff.
  • Healthy North Coast will assess requirements and approve available funding directly with the service requesting support.
  • Priority will be given to sites that have immediate, short-term workforce support needs.
  • Requests will be reviewed and supported on a case-by-case basis.
  • Program funding administered via RCTI Agreement (Recipient Created Tax Invoice) to be paid monthly, or on completion of the placement (whichever comes first).
  • Practices will be required to complete a request for payment form monthly, or on completion of the placement (whichever occurs first).

Wellbeing Flexible Funding Criteria & Eligibility

  • Open to all primary care providers within disaster affected communities across the Healthy North Coast footprint.
  • Activity must be purposeful, with the aim of increasing the wellbeing of your team.
  • Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, with funding allocated based on team size.*
  • Following approval by Healthy North Coast, funding will be administered via RCTI Agreement (Recipient Created Tax Invoice) upon providing proof of expenses.
  • Funding cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol, or any other goods or services where the vendor cannot quote their Australian Business Number.
  • Planned activities must occur prior to 30th June 2024.
  • Funding will not be available for retrospective activities.
*Team Size
(Total staff and contractors)
Funding Available
Small (1-5)$500-$1500
Medium (6-20)$1500-$4000
Large (>20)$4000-$5000