• Call Us On

    03 8341 1232

  • Mail Us @

About GPDA

The GPDA is an association of healthcare stakeholders working to improve conditions within the healthcare industry related to the provision of after-hours healthcare, including Medical Deputising Services acting for and on behalf of General Practice, General Practitioners and their patients. The organisation will work together with other stakeholders like the RACGP, GPs and other primary health care providers, to promote innovative and ethical models of after-hours healthcare delivery focused on safety, quality improvement and the appropriate use of scarce healthcare resources.




The GPDA was formed in early 2017 after four of Australia’s longest serving Medical Deputising Services resigned from the National Association for Medical Deputising (NAMDS). Disagreeing strongly with the premise behind the ‘Protect Home Visits’ campaign launched by NAMDS in 2016 and with concerns regarding NAMDS ability to continue to represent the interests of all its members and those General Practices that they acted on behalf of, Sydney Medical Service Co-operative, the West Australian Deputising Medical Service (WADMS), Canberra After Hours Locum Service (CALMS) and DoctorDoctor- formerly the Australian Locum Medical Service, established the GPDA.

Latest News

13 Oct

Media Release – Medicare Integrity Division into after hours

The GP Deputising Association welcomes today’s announcement by the Health Minister that the Medicare Integrity Division will investigate the after hours sector. The GPDA has ...

14 Jul

Media Release: GPDA concerns confirmed in MBS Taskforce Preliminary Report

The GP Deputising Association’s concerns related to the behavior of some within the after hours sector and its impact on quality and safety have been vindicated ...

14 Jul

GPDA hosts key stakeholder Medical Deputising Sector Forum in Canberra

The GP Deputising Association has met with key representatives of the Department of Health, the RACGP, the AMA, the Australian General Practice Alliance and Healthdirect in ...