Health Needs Assessment

Help us improve the local health care system

Murray PHN works to identify the health needs and health gaps in our communities, across 22 local government areas from Mildura down to Woodend, across to Seymour and up to Albury.

The information we hear and the data we collect are updated annually in our three-year Health Needs Assessment. The Health Needs Assessment is an important body of work that guides our funding decisions. This document is also available to other health services and government agencies to use. Click here to view our current 2018-2022 Needs Assessment.

As 2021 marks a brand-new Health Needs Assessment, Murray PHN has engaged public health epidemiologist, Associate Professor Priscilla Robinson to undertake a comprehensive analyses of relevant data and report on her findings - click here to hear from Priscilla. Consultants Sue Gold and Tammy Atkins from It’s on Purpose will also lead conversations with members of our communities.

Get involved

Data can only tell us so much. We must also hear the ideas, needs and experiences of people who work in and use health services. Only by having a comprehensive view of health, can we work towards making the local primary health care system as effective, efficient and equitable as possible.

All information will be collected in accordance with our privacy policy. It will be de-identified wherever possible and themed at a population level.

Complete a survey

Anyone can take part in our survey. We want to understand your experiences and your biggest health concerns.

Participate in a conversation

A series of 28 online events will be held for specific areas across our catchment, as well as open sessions to expand on what we know or have heard to date - click here to see a snapshot of our region's health and wellbeing needs, that we hope that will help inform your thinking. Conversations begin on 20 July and run through to 5 August, and we encourage everyone to take part.

If you have any queries about these events, please email

Encourage others

Help us hear from as many people as possible by sharing these opportunities with your networks.