Contact tracing and planning support teams to all state and territory governments.
Supporting law enforcement agencies with mandatory quarantine arrangements.
The ADF will not be authorised as law enforcement officers as this remains the responsibility of the states and territories.
Additionally, the ADF:
Has established the three-star-led COVID-19 task force to coordinate Defence’s internal response to COVID-19 and support the whole-of-government effort.
Is supporting Emergency Management Australia-led (EMA) planning for the National Communicable Disease Incidence of National Significance Plan in response to COVID-19.
Is supporting the Department of Health with logistics and specialist staff.
Has provided health, logistics and movements support to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Border Force repatriation and care of Australian Nationals on Christmas Island and Howard Springs via RAAF bases Learmonth and Darwin.
Has been supplying clinical and epidemiological support to the Department of Health National Incident Room since early February 2020.
More than 200 ADF and Defence APS personnel are embedded in various Australian Government agencies, including the Department of Home Affairs and Services Australia.
*Note: Personnel in Joint Task Group headquarters, supporting roles, and those preparing for tasks are included in overall state-based figures but are not captured in the list of tasks.
New South Wales - 473 personnel
331 ADF personnel are supporting state police quarantine and self-isolation directions at Sydney Airport, ports, local hotels and residences.
Queensland - 483 personnel
159 ADF personnel are supporting state police with Queensland border controls.
78 personnel are providing support to Queensland Police to protect Indigenous communities.
60 personnel are supporting self-isolation compliance checks
44 personnel are supporting state police with the reception of international arrivals at airports.
10 personnel are involved in planning support and contact tracing teams.
Victoria - 34 personnel
8 ADF personnel are involved in planning support and assistance.
Western Australia - 196 personnel
121 ADF personnel are supporting Western Australia Police Force border controls.
15 personnel are involved in planning support teams.
South Australia - 36 personnel
16 ADF personnel are involved in planning support.
Tasmania - 35 personnel
11 ADF personnel are involved in contact tracing teams and planning support.
8 personnel are supporting state police quarantine compliance checks.
Northern Territory - 123 personnel
31 ADF personnel are providing support to Northern Territory Police to protect Indigenous communities.
Australian Capital Territory – 45 personnel
6 ADF personnel are involved in planning support and contact tracing teams.