Watch: Professor Michael Kidd answers GPs' questions on PPE
More than half a billion surgical masks and 85 million P2 masks are expected to arrive in the country in the coming months to help bolster the supply distributed to healthcare workers, health officials have confirmed.
And they say an additional 200 million masks will be manufactured in Australia by the end of the year.
The Department of Health's Chief Medical Adviser, Professor Michael Kidd, answered questions from GPs concerned about their access to personal protective equipment in a seminar streamed online on Monday.
He was joined by Department of Veterans' Affairs Chief Health Officer Dr Jenny Firman, who is also the Commonwealth Deputy Chief Medical Officer, and Health Financing Deputy Secretary Penny Shakespeare.
The webinar was part of a regular series hosted by the Department of Health for GPs.
Watch the 30-minute question-and-answer session in full below.