Profile of organisations

Organisations providing Indigenous primary health services are spread across all remoteness areas and states and territories of Australia. In 2017–18, 198 organisations reported to the OSR. Of these:

  • around one-third (32%) provided services in Very remote areas, 13% in Remote areas, 23% in Outer regional areas, 20% in Inner regional areas and 12% in Major cities.
  • more than one-quarter (28%) were in the Northern Territory (56 organisations) and nearly three-quarters (73%) of these Northern Territory organisations had 1,500 or less clients. This was followed by 42 organisations (21%) in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory combined, where three-quarters of organisations (74%) had 1,500 or more clients.
  • more than two-thirds (71% or 140 organisations) were Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs). The rest included 48 government-run organisations (36 of these were Northern Territory Government-run clinics) and 10 other non-government-run organisations.

The following data visualisation provides a profile of these organisations, including information on location, type of organisation, size and number of service delivery sites.

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