National Centre for Geographic Resources & Analysis in Primary Health Care (GRAPHC)

The National Centre for Geographic Resources & Analysis in Primary Health Care (GRAPHC)

GRAPHC promotes and facilitates the use of geographical information systems (GIS) to inform locally relevant and equitable solutions for targeting health resources and services in Australia.

GRAPHC aims to meet the needs of Australian Health Research by providing and maintaining research resources: Spatially attributed Health and Demographic Data,  Spatial Analyses, Online Interactive Mapping Systems, Privacy & Confidentiality protection for precision location data, etc.


Paul Konings, +61 2 6125 6549

Jason Passioura,  +61 2 6125 6549

Michael Hewett,  +61 2 6125 6549


Active Projects Here

HealthLandscape Australia:

HealthLandscape Australia is an interactive web mapping tool for healthcare providers, researchers, policy makers, and community planners to combine, analyse, and display health information in ways that promote understanding, improve outcomes, and improve community health outcomes.

LifeSpan Resource Atlas:

The LifeSpan Resource Atlas is a collection of interactive web-based mapping tools designed to support suicide intervention professionals, policy makers, academic researchers, and planners to combine, analyse and display information in ways that promote better understanding of suicide and the forces that affect it.

The LifeSpan Resource Atlas can be used to locate local services and regional resources and to create maps from publicly available data sets containing curated data from various sources of demographic, health, socio-economic and environmental information. The Map Themes are presented in in a convenient, central location to help answer questions about and improve co-ordination of suicide prevention and allowing users to discover community characteristics and share information.

RANZCO Health Insights - Australia & New Zealand:

The Royal Australian And New Zealand College of Ophthalmology and GRAPHC have developed an interactive online geospatial tool called Health Insights; informing ophthalmology workforce planning decisions and to improve patient access to ophthalmology services in Australia and New Zealand.

ANU MedSchool Teaching Practices:

The ANU Medical School (ANUMS) is a graduate medical school of the Australian National University.

GRAPHC developed an online interactive mapping environment referencing teaching practices, hospitals and health centres – walk-in-clinics, and other relevant health & medical resources in ACT.

Health WorkForce:

GRAPHC's Interactive Map Visualisation of Australian Health Workforce Data has been developed for the Centre of Mental Health Research. This interactive mapping platform uses data from Health Workforce Australia. The interface provides map based visualisations and data access through summary tables of health workforce in Australia. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), in conjunction with the national boards, is responsible for the national registration process for 14 health professions. The data from this annual registration process, together with data from a workforce survey that is voluntarily completed at the time of re-registration, forms the National Health Workforce Dataset (NHWDS).

Mental Health & Sustainable Farming:

GRAPHC have presented an interactive mapping platform that identifies individual health & mental health resources in ta region identified as a target for Sustainable Farming initiatives. This tool also identifies underserviced populations in the target region along with spatially attributed ancillary demographic data.

ACT Kindy BMI project:

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a snapshot of where your child sits on a BMI growth chart. GRAPHC map and spatially analyse BMI distributions across ACT & Region including temporal analyses./

Importance of Spatial Resolution:

Using the correct Spatial Resolution for your data can be critical to gaining meaningful insights and results when analysing or interpreting spatial information.


Legacy Mapping platforms

Legacy Mapping platforms

HealthLandscape Australia Projects

Academic Research Publications