Health workforce

Our health workforce needs the right skills and training so Australians can get the care they need across the country, including in rural and remote areas. Learn how we support our health workforce and help them access incentives and training.

Medical doctors and specialists

See how we support GPs, specialists and medical practitioners.

Nurses and midwives

Learn about our programs and support for midwives and nurses.

Allied health professionals

See how we support allied health workers like physiotherapists, optometrists, psychologists and more.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce

Find out how we support more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to enter the health workforce.

Rural health workforce

Find out more about our programs to encourage health professionals to train and work in rural areas.

Medical and health students and trainees

Learn about programs and initiatives we fund to support healthcare and medical students.

Dentists and dental practitioners

See how we support dental professionals such as dentists, dental hygienists, prosthetists and more.

Mental health workforce

Find out about jobs available and learn how rewarding a career in mental health can be.

Health Workforce Locator

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.

Health Workforce Data tool

Health Workforce Data gives you access to reports and summary tables about the health workforce in Australia.

Health Workforce Taskforce (HWT)

The Health Workforce Taskforce (HWT) provides advice and recommendations to the Health Ministers’ Meeting (HMM) on priority workforce matters. The HWT develops and oversees implementation of a range of workforce strategies to meet current and future health needs of Australians.

Learn more about the HWT