Health workforce in Australia

To help Australians stay as healthy as possible, we need a health workforce with the right skills and training.

We also need our workforce to provide services across the whole of Australia, including rural and remote areas. This makes sure everyone can get the health care they need.

To do this we:

What we're doing for our health workforce

We use geographic classifications to help us work out where we need to provide more services.

If you’re interested in working in a regional, rural or remote area, use our workforce locator map to check the geographical classification of any location in Australia.

The map can tell you if a location is classified as city, rural or remote. It identifies areas that need more doctors.

We also help you to:

Support services for our health workforce

There are a number of organisations that represent the needs of the health workforce.

View contacts for health workforce