Brisbane North PHN will cover the same area as the Medicare Local, supporting clinicians and communities in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, Moreton Bay Regional Council and parts of Somerset Regional Council. It will cover approximately 4,100 km2 of urban, regional and rural areas, with a population of over 900,000. View a map of the region.
Although predominantly urban in nature, Brisbane North PHN also has a significant rural community, with one rural hospital planning area (Kilcoy) falling within its boundaries. The urban area of the PHN is also diverse, ranging from Queensland’s most densely populated postcode (New Farm: 5,900 people per square kilometre) to semi-rural urban fringe communities such as Samford, Pullenvale and Cashmere with population densities of less than 500 persons per square kilometre.
One of the PHN’s roles is to understand the healthcare needs of our community. We do this through analysis and planning, helping to identify and address service gaps. View more about our health planning.