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Rural Support Loading (RSL)

Rural” is defined as Australian Statistical Geography Standard– Remoteness Areas (ASGS-RA) 2-5.  To check if your health setting is within the ASGS RA2-RA5, visit the DoctorConnect website.

RSL explained

Candidates who occupy STP-funded posts in rural health settings may claim Rural Support Loading (RSL) for eligible expenses of up to $25,000 (GST exclusive) per 1 FTE, per annum. The allowance is provided to support the candidate and assist in meeting those additional costs which may be incurred in rural areas. RSL funding should be used as an additional support on top of any other professional development packages for which the Candidate may be eligible.

PLEASE NOTE:  RSL payments are not made to individual Candidates and will be paid on a pro-rata FTE basis

How RSL can be used

Rural support loading can be used to pay for the following trainee incurred expenses:

How to claim

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