Draft for consultation only

This site contains the South Australian Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) for most frequently referred ENT conditions. 

ENT conditions

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the ENT exclusions section.

Out of scope

Not all conditions require the development of CPC. Specialist services for which CPC are not required may include:

  • nil


Not all services are appropriate to be seen in the South Australian public health system. Exceptions are possible where clinically indicated. The following are not routinely provided in a public specialist outpatient service:

  • chronic tinnitus without symptoms including:
    • vertigo
    • hearing loss
    • otalgia
    • otorrhoea
    • balance disturbance

Emergency information

See the individual condition pages for more specific emergency information.


To provide feedback regarding the Clinical Prioritisation Criteria or to enquire about the project, please email us at  Health.CPC@sa.gov.au.


The ENT CPC is due for review in June 2024.