South Eastern Melbourne PHN is a leader, facilitator and influencer towards the shared goal of better primary health care. 

We are one of six Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in Victoria, and 31 PHNs across Australia, with around 1.5 million residents in our catchment. Reporting to an independent Board, we are funded primarily by the Australian Government to help people in south east Melbourne get the health care they need, when and where they need it. 

We do this by: 

  • commissioning out-of-hospital services, locally. 
  • partnering to make quality care more accessible and integrated, and easier to navigate – especially for people who need it most.  
  • helping primary health care professionals to deliver the best care possible – now, and into the future. 
  • influencing Government policy on primary health care reform. 

Evidence-based practice is the foundation of our work, and we are constantly asking, ‘together, how can we do this even better?’ 

The Australian Government has seven priority areas for improvement and innovation for primary health: Mental health; Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD); Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health; Aged care; Population health; Health workforce development and Digital health. 

In this context, we challenge the status quo and often design things differently, with a very clear goal to measurably improve health. This is the ultimate indicator of our success.

SEMPHN's Constitution

A copy of SEMPHN's Constitution is available for download here.

Our Vision

A trusted partner in effectively facilitating improved health outcomes for people in South Eastern Melbourne.

Our Mission 

Enable enhanced and efficient health care outcomes in partnership with our team, clinicians, our stakeholders and the community.


Our values are at the heart of our work. They shape what we do and how we do it. Our values are:

  • Community
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Solution focused

In facing the many opportunities and challenges in our work, our people are exceptional at adapting to evolving needs.

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