The staff necessary to assist the Authority consists of persons engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 and made available to it by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs under section 196T of the VEA. These staff make up the RMA Secretariat.
The Secretariat is managed by the RMA Registrar. Amanda Evans is the Registrar of the Repatriation Medical Authority, and heads the RMA Secretariat based in Brisbane. The RMA Secretariat consists of administrative and research staff. The administrative staff collectively support the work of the Authority in undertaking its statutory role of determining SOPs, as well as the work of the research staff.
Seven medical researchers undertake literature reviews, and prepare briefing papers to inform the Authority in its deliberations, under the leadership of the RMA Principal Medical Officer.