About chlamydial infection

Chlamydia is a disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria, which is spread during unprotected sexual contact with an infection person.

Disease type: 
Sexually transmissible
Vaccination available under NIP: 
Notifiable disease: 

Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's chlamydia page.

Our National strategies for bloodborne viruses and sexually transmissible infections address chlamydia.

Surveillance and reporting

Chlamydia is a nationally notifiable disease.

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

For more on chlamydia in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Last updated: 
14 June 2022