The Australian General Practice Network, a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee,
is a membership based organisation which provides national leadership in:

  • The promotion of the health and well-being of Australians through General Practice organisations, practices and practitioners,
  • By acting as an advocacy agency for General Practitioners within Australia and ensuring their involvement in local and national health system policy, planning, implementation and evaluation.

AGPN members at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 18th November 2013 resolved to approve a Special Resolution to adopt a New Constitution for Australian General Practice Network.

The Members at the meeting acknowledged that the provisions of the Replaced Constitution were redundant as they reflected the Australian Health Care System in the period prior to the creation of the Australian Medicare Local Alliance and Medicare Locals.

The New Constitution substantially alters the previous Objects and Membership eligibility of AGPN.

The Key Objects of the Company are outlined above. The Primary Membership of the Company is now limited to General Practice Member Organisations which means a partnership, corporation, association and any other entity which has half or more of its members, shareholders, controllers, owners or beneficial owners being General Practitioners. The Directors determine whether to accept or reject any application for Membership.

These new directions for AGPN result from the Members requests expressed at the November 2012 Annual General Meeting held in Adelaide at which it was confirmed that the organisation should transform into a body to provide an effective nationally recognised voice and advocacy agency for General Practitioners.

Prior to the 2012 Annual General Meeting the previous Board of AGPN had proposed that the organisation consider winding up as a result of the formation of the new Australian Medicare Local Alliance which had been established in Canberra. The Australian Medicare Local Alliance is a new national government funded organisation established as part of the Australian Government’s National Health Reform activities as the head of the 61 Medicare Locals that have been formed across Australia. The proposal to wind up AGPN was not supported by the required number of Members.

The AGPN Board is now self-governed and self-directed. This places the organisation in a position to make objective decisions about issues effecting GPs and their practices. AGPN is continuing its representation on National advocacy forums such as:

  • United General Practice Australia (UGPA) - UGPA comprises the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, The Australian Medical Association, the Australian General Practice Network, General Practice Registrars Australia, the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia;
  • The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)

AGPN consults with member organisations to confirm their needs and future roles in the dynamic health reform landscape. These consultations have been invaluable in shaping the new directions for AGPN.

Additionally AGPN continues to address a issues vital to General Practice and will maintain its advocacy on the promotion of the health and well-being of Australians through General Practice organisations, practices and practitioners,

The Australian General Practice Network encourages General Practitioner membership based organisations to contact the AGPN office to discuss membership prospects and take advantage of the opportunity to grow the advocacy voice of General Practice.

This website will be progressively expanded with information of interest to general practitioners and members.

Contact Information



Phone: (08) 8112 1110
Fax:    (08) 8227 2220

Email:  agpn@agpn.com.au

Postal Address
PO BOX 7293
Hutt Street SA 5000

Physical Address
1st Floor
120 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000



This website will be progressively expanded with information of interest to general practitioners and members.