Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Access to PPE
You may need to privately source personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly if you work in community private practice.
The COVID-19 Manufacturer Response Register helps match capability and demand for PPE between Australian businesses and customers.
When using the register, buyers need to:
- do due diligence in establishing the quality of the supply
- find out minimum order for some suppliers, as this isn't clearly stated
The register was developed by the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, in collaboration with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
Additionally, you may also be able to source PPE from the following sites:
Note: We have not conducted verification, quality or capability assessments on the suppliers or their products and therefore we cannot recommend suppliers. Undertake your own due diligence before purchasing. Conditions and requirements across states and territories vary so seek advice from your local health department.
Use of PPE
The NSW Government has a range of PPE-related resources on how to appropriately fit, wear, and dispose of PPE.
Aotearoa New Zealand
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Aotearoa New Zealand's COVID-19 response is sourced and distributed as part of a nationally coordinated approach, managed by the Ministry of Health. A nationally-coordinated approach enables supply directly to the groups that need PPE and overall stocktaking and management of supplies at a national level.