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Become a GP Volunteer

We have set up a register of GPs willing to assist in a disaster situation. These GPs would be contacted in the event of a disaster to provide medical assistance at a designated emergency evacuation centre.

In all disaster situations it is acknowledged that GPs are often members of the same community and can therefore be impacted at a personal level by the disaster. Expressed availability is therefore voluntary and continually assessed throughout the disaster/emergency situation.

The GP would medically assess people attending an evacuation location, on an as-needs basis, and may provide:

  • Prescriptions for medications
  • Basic first aid as needed
  • Psychological first aid
  • Referral to a GP practice or the nearest Hospital Emergency Department
  • Referral of patients to other responders on site
  • Brief written event summary of patients treated

What is provided?

  • Pre-Emergency Information Pack
  • A high-visibility tabard (vest) with ‘Doctor’ emblazoned on the back
  • Resource Kit with basic clinical supplies at each location/evacuation centre.  It is expected that GPs bring their own doctors bag and script pad
  • Debriefing session at an appropriate time following the incident

I’m interested in volunteering, what next?

  1. Complete the online form below.
  2. You will receive a Pre-Emergency Information Pack with all the information and resources you need.
  3. In the event of a disaster, you may be contacted by the PHN to fill shifts at Emergency Evacuation Centre/s.
  4. Once at the Emergency Evacuation Centre, further direction will be provided.
We will communicate by SMS when a disaster situation arises
Your home address will help us to identify volunteer proximity to disaster situations
The information submitted in this form will be used for the purpose of coordinating a local disaster volunteer group and will be stored in accordance with our Privacy Policy.