COVID-19 health workforce

Ahpra and National Boards are working with government, health services and other authorities to support the registered health workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes establishing the pandemic response sub-register to help with fast tracking the return of experienced and qualified health practitioners if a rapid response to the pandemic is needed.

Health departments have published information on their websites for registered practitioners, including those on the sub-register, who are interested in working within their local health system as part of the response to COVID-19.

While work may not be immediately available, practitioners who register their interest may be called upon in the future to meet response needs as they develop.

The links below will be updated as new workforce information is added:

Australian Capital Territory - ACT Health

New South Wales - NSW Ministry of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) health workforce

Northern Territory - NT Health Emergency Response Database

Victoria - Department of Health and Human Services Health workforce response

Queensland - Queensland Health - COVID-19 Expressions of interest

Western Australia - WA Health COVID-19 Recruitment - Metro and COVID-19 Recruitment - Regional

South Australia - SA Health COVID-19: SA Health Recruitment Drive

Tasmania - Department of Health Careers

Primary care settings - You may be interested in work within a primary care setting. Please see the Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association Australia & New Zealand (RCSA) website for more information.

Aged Care - The Mable online platform is part of the Australian Government's contingency measures to ensure continuity of the aged care workforce during COVID-19. It allows registered (and retired) nurses and allied health professionals to list their availability.

Page reviewed 25/05/2020