Join AUSMAT

Join AUSMAT

AUSMAT; Australian Medical Assistance Team; NCCTRC; National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre

Australian Medical Assistance Teams (AUSMAT) are multi-disciplinary health teams incorporating doctors, nurses, paramedics, logisticians and allied health staff including environmental health staff, radiographers and pharmacists.

They are designed to be self-sufficient, experienced teams that can rapidly respond to a disaster zone to provide lifesaving treatment to casualties, in support of the local health response.

AUSMATs can be considered in two tiers, state responses (intra or interstate), and national responses. This will be in conjunction with a large cache of medical and self-sufficiency equipment that is stored in the NT, and is pre-packed ready for multiple health disaster scenarios.

The NCCTRC works on a regular basis with government agencies, in particular, EMA-AGD, DFAT, AusAID and the Department of Health, as well as the office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Training and equipment familiarisation for international response must be of the highest standard, which remains the focus of AUSMAT training at the NCCTRC.

If you are interested in registering with AUSMAT, please follow the link below.

When the time is closer for the training, application review panel is convened to assess the applications applied through the web portal.

AUSMAT member login

Access your AUSMAT account here

Frequently asked questions

I saw your deployment in the news, how can I help?

The configuration of an AUSMAT team is based on a range of skill sets relevant to each type of deployment therefore experienced professionals are preferred. These individuals are well- trained in the AUSMAT setting prior to the deployment and all persons must possess this qualification to be suitable for any opportunities. If you wish to become an AUSMAT member, please express your interest by registering in our volunteer portal.

Please follow the link https://webeoc.ncctrc.com.au/ and record your details by selecting your state of residence.

When the time is closer for the training, application review panel is convened to assess the applications applied through the web portal. 

The panel is tasked with reviewing all candidates based on the information provided. The panel reviews the clinical skill, level and experience of each candidate and determines their suitability for further training and possible deployment to difficult austere settings as part of an Australian Medical Assistance Team.  The configuration of an AUSMAT team is based on a range of skill sets relevant to each type of deployment, experienced professionals are preferred.

Please ensure you include all relevant information to allow panel to make an informed decision on your candidacy. You will receive a letter from your state coordinator after the panel reviews your application to advise if further information is required or you are appropriate to progress.

Who do I contact for more information?

If you reside in the NT, please contact NT State Coordinator via email on ausmat.ncctrc@nt.gov.au for more information.

If you reside in NSW, please contact NSW State Coordinator via email on Linda.Winn@health.nsw.gov.au for more information.

If you reside in ACT, please contact ACT State Coordinator via email on paul.bibo@act.gov.au  for more information.

If you reside in QLD, please contact QLD State Coordinator via email on AUSMAT-QLD@health.qld.gov.au for more information.

If you reside in WA, please contact WA State Coordinator via email on ausmat@health.wa.gov.au for more information.

If you reside in VIC, please contact VIC State Coordinator via email on semc@dhhs.vic.gov.au  for more information.

If you reside in TAS, please contact TAS State Coordinator via email on Duncan.Jones@dhhs.tas.gov.au   for more information.

If you reside in SA, please contact SA State Coordinator via email on Paul.McGowen@sa.gov.au for more information.