Clinical Guidelines and Practice Manuals

Clinical guidelines have been organised by states. Access specific states by clicking the following links or keep scrolling to view them all.


  • CARPA Remote Primary Health Care Manuals: have been developed by the Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association and partners to support and promote good clinical practice in primary health care in central, northern and remote Australia. The manuals are used by health care workers, remote area nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, doctors, midwives, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals.
  • Minymaku Kutju Tjukurpa Women’s Business Manualdeveloped by the Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association and partners and includes protocols for providing health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in remote Australia.
  • Australian STI Management Guidelines: maintained by ASHM, these guidelines are an easily accessible online resource for primary health care professionals to guide STI risk assessment, testing, diagnosis and management. The Guidelines are recognised as an Accepted Clinical Resource by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and have been endorsed by the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association.
  • Conducting Medical Consultations: developed by Flinders University and Charles Darwin University, this module aims to develop the telephone consultation skills of Remote Area Nurses.


  • Queensland Health websiteincludes current clinical guidelines on STIs and BBVs for Queensland as well as local information, with information on all aspects of contact tracing, referrals and links to national guidelines.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent sexual health guidelinesproduced by Queensland Health, this booklet aims to provide health professionals with a guide to delivering culturally competent sexual health care to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people.

South Australia

Western Australia

Northern Territory

  • NT Guidelines for the management of STI’s in a PHC setting: are designed to be used as a comprehensive reference guide for sexual health service delivery for primary health care clinicians, combining STI BBV testing, treatment and management sections of the Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (CARPA) Standard Treatment Manual (STM), and the Women’s Business Manual (WBM).

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