Key resources and publications

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Corporate documents

Strategic Plan 2021

Our new strategy directly addresses health inequities and inequalities. It draws on the power of partnerships to support the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for every person in our region. It allows us to be flexible and innovative as we identify and make the most of emerging

Above all, our strategy maintains an unwavering focus on the people we serve. We are proud to support positive, sustainable shifts in the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Our constitution

Brisbane South PHN’s Constitution outlines the nature of the organisation.

This includes but is not limited to the membership, frequency of meetings, no profits for members, indemnity, insurance, powers of the Board and appointment, remuneration and retirement of directors and the Chief Executive Officer.


Year in Review 2021

In 2022 our support so far has meant that:

Year in Review 2020

Annual Reports

Annual General Meetings (AGM)

Early childhood is a critical time for health, development and establishing the foundations for future wellbeing. The healthy development of children is crucial to the future wellbeing of all community members.

In the Brisbane south region, while many children are doing well and will start school with the ability to progress, in some parts of the region more than 1 in 3 children need help with their development. This compares to 1 in 5 children nationally.

Brisbane South PHN’s 2022 AGM will discuss the importance of the first 2000 days, ongoing systemic challenges; and what we are doing, in collaboration, to change the situation, and why it’s working.

Program documents

A First 2000 Days Approach 2022

Brisbane South PHN, partners such as Children’s Health Queensland and Logan community leaders have collaborated on a First 2000 Days approach to early child development. It’s innovative and it’s working.

This is through relationship-based maternity care in trusted community hubs; child health and development support in hubs, at home or in child care centres and kindergartens; as well as support in the first year of school – tied together through practical support.

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.

Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and Alcohol and Other Drug (MHSPAOD) Strategy 2019 – 2022

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.

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.

Planning documents

Needs Assessment

Every three years, Brisbane South PHN undertakes a comprehensive ‘Health Needs Assessment’, in partnership with our health system partners, service providers, and the local community. Understanding health and service needs is a critical foundation in the commissioning approach that Brisbane South PHN employs.

The Health Needs Assessment assists the PHN to direct investment and resources to the priority demographic and geographic populations, health and disease, and enabling functions (such as the health workforce and digital technologies).

Click on the links below to view our current Needs Assessments.

Sub-regional profiles

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 information in these profiles is mainly from the 2021 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing. Topics include demographics, social determinants, selected health service usage, self-reported chronic health conditions and top causes of death. The profiles help 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.

Please read the background information on the sub-regional profiles for references and help with interpretation.

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

Partnership protocols

These protocols have been developed as guides for working in partnership to enhance health outcomes in Brisbane south.