About the Area of Need classification
An Area of Need (AoN) is a geographical location where the medical needs of its population are going unmet.
State and territory governments determine their own AoN locations.
Why it is important
AoN helps distribute the health workforce and make sure all Australians are getting quality health care.
How it is used
Doctors with Limited Registration for Area of Need are only registered to work in a location classified AoN.
State and territory governments nominate AoN locations so doctors with limited registration and international medical graduates are working where they’re needed the most.
Find AoN locations
Contact our state or territory government offices to find out their AoN locations.