Notification and immunisation links


Notification requirements for clinicians vary depending on your jurisdiction and whether the case of HBV is acute or chronic: see your State or Territory below for details.


Notification of acute and chronic HBV by is required by laboratories in all States and Territories.

 

Immunisation is provided free for people at risk by a number of State and Territory Governments and can be ordered by GPs through your health department. Provisions vary according to jurisdiction and risk group: see your State or Territory below for details and for information on accessing vaccine.


Immunisation for household and sexual contacts of those with HBV is provided free in the ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC and WA.


For information about who should be offered vaccination, see Resources for Clinicians.



AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY


NOTIFICATION (clinicians required to notify acute and chronic HBV)

-> Click here to download a notification form for hepatitis B

-> More information about notification in the ACT


VACCINATION

-> Click here to download the order form for free vaccine

-> Click here to see which groups are eligible for free vaccination


NEW SOUTH WALES


NOTIFICATION (clinician required to notify acute HBV only)

-> Click here to download a notification form for hepatitis B

-> More information about notification in NSW


VACCINATION

-> Click here to download the order form for free vaccine

-> Click here to see which groups are eligible for free vaccination


NORTHERN TERRITORY


NOTIFICATION (clinicians required to notify acute and chronic HBV)

-> By telephone to your local Center for Disease Control

-> Click here to download a notification form for hepatitis B

More information about notification in the NT


VACCINATION

-> Vaccination for some groups is funded by the Northern Territory Department of Health - contact your local CDC (see above)


QUEENSLAND


NOTIFICATION (clinicians required to notify acute HBV only)

-> Click here to download a notification form for hepatitis B

-> More information about notification in QLD


VACCINATION

-> Click here to download the order form for free vaccine

-> Click here to see which groups are eligible for free vaccination


SOUTH AUSTRALIA


NOTIFICATION (clinicians required to notify acute and chronic HBV)

The diagnosing doctor will be contacted following a positive laboratory result.


-> More information about notification in SA

-> Click here to contact the Communicable Disease Control Branch


VACCINATION

-> Click here to order free vaccine

-> Click here to see which groups are eligible for free vaccination

 

TASMANIA


NOTIFICATION

The diagnosing doctor will be contacted following a positive laboratory result.

-> More information about notification in TAS


VACCINATION

-> Contact the Public Health Hotline.

 

VICTORIA


NOTIFICATION (clinicians required to notify acute and chronic HBV)

-> Click here to download a notification form for hepatitis B, or notify online.

-> More information about notification in VIC

 

VACCINATION

-> Click here to download the order form for free vaccine

-> Click here to see which groups are eligible for free vaccination


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

NOTIFICATION (clinicians required to notify acute and chronic HBV)

-> Click here to access the notification form for hepatitis B

-> More information about hepatitis B notification in WA


VACCINATION

-> Click here to download information regarding free vaccine and the hepatitis B vaccine order form (see appendix 3)