Factsheets & Weblinks

Medicare MHNIP Guidelines and Updates

Medicare administers the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program.

Program guidelines, application forms and updates are available on the Medicare website.



Do you want to engage a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse under the MHNIP?

Are you a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse seeking to be engaged under the MHNIP?

Please see our Recruitment pages for advertisements and further details.


How it all works: The ACMHN MHNIP Toolkit

The ACMHN has developed a toolkit to assist mental health nurses in establishing a MHNIP practice. It is a good idea to read through the toolkit before you enter into any negotiations regarding engagement or employment options. Check out the toolkit now!



December 2011 Update

April 2011 Update

September 2010 Update

April 2010 Update


Frequently Asked Questions


Read about how other nurses have established successful practices under the MHNIP:

MHNIP Case Studies

Nurses Filling the Gaps: establishing a business to provide services under MHNIP

Mental Health Nursing within the GP setting



Links to other organisations:

Australian General Practice Network

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

RANZCP Indigenous Mental Health

Occupational Therapy (OT) Australia

Australian Association of Social Workers

The Australian Psychological Society

Mental Health Professionals' Network