Mumps is a highly contagious disease, spread through contact with an infected person. Symptoms including fever and swelling of the face. Mumps can affect people of all ages but can be prevented with vaccination. Mumps has no treatment – most people get better on their own.
Mumps can be prevented with vaccination. If you're eligible, you can get mumps vaccines for free under the National Immunisation Program. See more information about when to get vaccinated.
Find out more about getting vaccinated against mumps.
Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
For information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's mumps page.
Surveillance and reporting
Mumps is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.
For more on mumps in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.