National CD Plan

The Emergency Response Plan for Communicable Disease Incidents of National Significance: National Arrangements (National CD Plan) outlines how agencies across Australian, state, territory and local governments will work together to protect Australia from the threat of a major communicable disease incident.

Page last updated: 22 November 2018

This whole of government plan focuses on assisting non-health agencies to anticipate the activities of the health sector and clarifying the expectations of agencies across government in supporting the health response and maintaining essential services. It identifies governance and communications coordination mechanisms, roles and responsibilities. It will operate in parallel to the health sector communicable disease plan (the Emergency Response Plan for Communicable Disease Incidents of National Significance).