Building resilience against COVID-19 in Australia

Australia's COVID-19 response

Australia (2020 - ongoing)

Australia has been overwhelmingly successful in its response to and management of COVID-19. HHRI staff were essential to the Australian pandemic response.

We helped the Commonwealth Government repatriate Australian citizens and residents from Wuhan, China, and provided expert advice on response measures.

Throughout 2020, we developed evidence that informed aged and health care worker policies, and boosted engagement with disadvantaged groups in our community.

This work was critical to ending Victoria’s 2020 resurgence of COVID-19, and has informed Australia’s response to subsequent COVID-19 outbreaks.

Our advice is in several Commonwealth COVID-19 response guides, including the National Disease Surveillance Plan for COVID-19 and COVID-19 in Australia Public Health Intelligence Plan.