Govt fast-tracks process for doctors to work in bushfire-affected areas

Emergency protocols were announced on Wednesday

Doctors wanting to work in areas affected by bushfires will be able to skip the usual month-long wait to claim Medicare. 


The Federal Government has promised to fast-track applications for Medicare provider numbers from doctors and allied health practitioners moving to communities that have been impacted by the fires.

GPs in fire-affected towns, such as Mittagong, on the NSW south coast, say they are already “emotionally shattered” dealing with the impacts of the blazes, which