Previously, Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to send Australian medical teams to help battle the outbreak on the ground.
Australia has not had a single case of Ebola.
There have been more than 10,000 cases — and more than 4,900 deaths — since the March onset of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. All but 27 of those have been in West Africa.
Three other African countries have reported a handful of cases. Mali and Senegal had one patient each and Nigeria has seen 20 cases. Spain has had a single Ebola patient, and the U.S. has diagnosed four.