The 2018 update of the Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide is now available! Brisbane South PHN was proud to contribute to this resource, which aims to support doctors, nurses and other primary care providers to deliver health care to people from refugee backgrounds including people seeking asylum. This resource replaces the Caring for Refugee Patients in General Practice: A desktop guide.

The Guide draws on the Recommendations for comprehensive post-arrival health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds (Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases & Refugee Health Network of Australia, 2016) and good practice approaches from practitioners working with people from refugee backgrounds. It contains links to resources and state referral information that has been compiled by local services. The Guide has been prepared by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Trauma (Foundation House) in collaboration with General Practitioners, refugee health nurses, practice nurses, specialists, Primary Health Networks and many others.

For hard copies, please contact Brisbane South PHN by emailing To access the Guide online, visit

Pictured: Representatives from Brisbane South PHN, FASTT (Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma), Mater Refugee Health Services, QPASTT (Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma) and Foundation House (Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc.).