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Workforce deployment | Expressions of interest

Page updated 27 October 2020

DHHS Victorian health workforce response EOIs and information

The call for health workforce Expressions of Interest remains open, as there is an ongoing need for an outbreak response workforce that has the capacity to be deployed across the Victorian health system. The Department of Health and Human Services has also flagged that members of the Victorian health workforce who have already registered may be called upon in the coming weeks and months to support the Victorian health system to respond to potential outbreaks.

ASA Statement

ASA statement on the impact of COVID-19 on sonographers and employers  (March 2020)

Many members have been impacted with reduced hours as demand for non-essential scans is impacted due to social isolation requirements. Health departments across Australia are responding on a state basis with further restrictions in some jurisdictions, whilst other jurisdictions are easing restrictions. 

Both the Australian and New Zealand governments have Financial Support packages for those not working.



Australian sonographers previously registered as radiographers – COVID-19 re-registration:

Australian sonographers who have left the MRPBA register of practitioners or have moved to a non-practising registration in the past three years have been automatically re-registered on the temporary pandemic response sub-register. For further information, or to learn how to opt-out, go to the AHPRA website here.  (Reviewed 16 September 2020)

New Zealand

The New Zealand Ministry of Health is still taking expressions of interest for the surge workforce. Expressions of interest can be lodged by completing the form.  (Updated 23 September 2020)

Financial assistance and human resources


Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support. Department of Social Services   (Updated 21 September 2020)

Coronavirus information and support for business  (Updated 18 Octber 2020)

Human Resources Support (Updated 13 October 2020)

Key information includes:

New Zealand

New Zealand Government Financial Support

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the workplace  (Updated 12 August 2020)

COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy schemes here (Updated 24 September 2020)

COVID-19 Leave Support scheme here (Updated 22 September 2020)

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