Our planning

Needs Assessment

Each year Brisbane South PHN prepares a ‘Needs Assessment’ in partnership with Metro South Health, Children’s Health Queensland, Mater Health Services and the local community.

Health professionals, people who work in the health sector and members of the Brisbane South community are invited to participate in improving local health outcomes. Brisbane South PHN will use the confidential responses to ensure the Needs Assessment reflects a collaborative approach in accordance with the organisation’s vision of ‘Better System, Better Health’.

For more information please visit the Engagement Portal.

Brisbane South PHN has developed 20 sub-regional profiles to complement our Needs Assessment and provide a greater level of detail about our communities. The profiles provide an overview of topics such as demographics, social determinants, health service usage, participation in screening and healthy behaviours and morbidity and mortality for selected conditions. They will be used by the Brisbane South PHN and our partners to identify variation within our region and assist in planning and delivering services to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.

The sub-regional profiles are listed below, along with the postcodes they cover.

Brisbane City Council    
Brisbane Inner – 4101, 4102, 4169 (46% of this SA3 area lies within the Brisbane South PHN boundary).
Brisbane Inner – East 4169, 4170, 4171
Carindale – 4152, 4170, 4172
Centenary – 4073, 4074, 4075
Forest Lake – Oxley – 4074, 4075, 4076, 4077, 4078
Holland Park – Yeronga – 4102, 4103, 4104, 4120, 4121, 4151
Nathan – 4105, 4107, 4108, 4109, 4111, 4121
Mt Gravatt – 4109, 4113, 4122, 4123, 4156
Rocklea – Acacia Ridge – 4078, 4106, 4108, 4110, 4115, 4116, 4117
Sherwood – Indooroopilly – 4068, 4075 (35% of this SA3 area lies within the Brisbane South PHN boundary).
Sunnybank – 4108, 4109, 4112, 4113
Wynnum Manly – 4154, 4172, 4173, 4174, 4178, 4179

Logan City Council
Beenleigh – 4207
Browns Plains – 4117, 4118, 4124, 4125, 4132, 4133
Jimboomba – 4124, 4207, 4270, 4280, 4285
Loganlea – Carbrook – 4128, 4129, 4130, 4131, 4133, 4205
Springwood – Kingston – 4114, 4117, 4119, 4123, 4127

Redland City Council
Capalaba – 4153, 4154, 4155, 4157, 4158, 4159, 4160, 4161
Cleveland – Stradbroke – 4157, 4160, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4183, 4184

Scenic Rim Regional Council
Beaudesert – 4275, 4285, 4287

Activity Work Plans


Digital health

Brisbane South PHN developed the Primary Health Care Digital Health Strategy and Roadmap 2018 – 2021, Brisbane south region (Digital Health Strategy and Roadmap) to identify shared digital health priorities and guide action to support adoption and use of digital health technologies in primary health care that will contribute to improving health and wellbeing in the Brisbane south region.


Mental health, suicide prevention, and alcohol and other drugs

In 2017 Brisbane South PHN commenced a planning process to create a regional mental health, suicide prevention, and alcohol and other drug strategy and roadmap for 2019-2022. The final Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and Alcohol and Other Drug (MHSPAOD) Strategy 2019-2022 and roadmap articulates a system-wide vision for future provision of services in Brisbane south which has been developed based on information from the 2018 Needs Assessment and through extensive consultation with the public sector, private and non-government service providers, primary care, consumers and carers.


Working Together Differently – Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug Foundation Plan 2020-2022

Brisbane South PHN in partnership with Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services (MSAMHS) have developed the Working Together Differently – Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug Foundation Plan 2020-2022. The Foundation Plan is the framework for how Brisbane South PHN and MSAMHS will work together in the short term to lay the foundations for working together differently in the future. The Foundation Plan describes the key actions and agreed priorities for new and joint services and service planning for the future and provides the link between the work undertaken by the partners on the priority strategic domains of the Brisbane south mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug Strategy 2019-2022. The Foundation Plan will inform future collaboration with a commitment to developing a comprehensive 5-year Joint Regional Plan by June 2022.

Click here to download the Foundation Plan.