Disaster preparedness

Education and training

The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) is the Australian Government’s world-leading disaster and health emergency response centre based in Darwin.

The NCCTRC provides clinical and academic leadership in trauma and critical care. It builds capacity and capability through strategic partnerships, education and training, research and establishing new clinical standards that drive excellence locally, nationally and internationally.

Working collaboratively with the World Health Organisation the NCCTRC is mentoring emergency medical team across the Asia-Pacific to ensure disaster preparedness globally particularly with a focus on logistics in the field following a disaster. The NCCTRC has relationships across China mostly notably in Sichuan, Guangdong and Shanghai.

The NCCTRC is also focused on health protection and preparedness in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. This is strongly linked to the development of a global health strategy.