COVID-19 Task Force

25 Mar 2020

In March 2020 Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell tasked the Australian Defence Force, through Operation COVID-19 Assist, to provide support to all States and Territories Governments and other Government agencies in order to reinforce, amplify and expand the National capacity to respond to COVID-19.

The ADF response was initiated through the provisions of the Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC) framework and remains ongoing. Support to date has included the provision of health specialists, logistic support and general work force support to state and territory agencies; for example to assist in border control and to support COVID-19 testing.