National Health Security Resilience Assessment

Date posted 9 March 2021
Survey closes 31 May 2021

Businesses and research organisations in six key health security related sectors are being urged to contribute to the National Health Security Resilience Assessment (NHSRA) being led by DMTC.

The NHSRA will extend beyond previous audits of Australia’s medical countermeasures capability to include end-to-end research, development, manufacturing and distribution in six critical sectors including Medical Countermeasures, Medical Devices, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Modelling and Simulation, Hazard Management and Sensing Systems.

Multiple government agency stakeholders were consulted in the development of the NHSRA 2020 and will derive strategic insight and direction from the results into the capability and capacity of Australia’s health security ecosystem, including end-to-end supply chains and workforce.

Your participation in NHSRA 2020 is critical to developing a comprehensive picture of Australia’s preparedness for and ability to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (“CBRN”) threats, and to informing the future of Australian health security policy.

The centrepiece of the Assessment is an extensive consultation process, involving Australian industry, the research sector, industry advocacy organisations, and federal and state government agencies. In-depth interviews will be conducted of survey respondents whose organisations have key capabilities relevant to health security.

How to register to complete the survey
First-time users are encouraged to go to to register as a user and complete surveys in the areas of relevance to their organisation.

Further Information
More information on the NHSRA is available at: 


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