About yellow fever
Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes. In serious cases, the skin turns yellow (jaundice).
Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
It is strongly recommended that all travellers be vaccinated for yellow fever if travelling to or from a yellow fever risk country. For information about:
- prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's yellow fever page
- travelling and yellow fever, see our yellow fever fact sheet.
Approved yellow fever vaccination clinics
Only approved clinics can give yellow fever vaccinations. They provide vaccination certificates in the form required by the World Health Organization (WHO).
To find an approved clinic near you, see your state or territory health department website:
- New South Wales
- Western Australia
- South Australia
- Australian Capital Territory
- Northern Territory
Guidance for clinics and providers
State and territory health departments approve yellow fever vaccination clinics. For guidance and related training, see the:
- national guidelines for yellow fever vaccination centres and providers
- yellow fever vaccination course
- individual training requirements for yellow fever vaccination providers.
Vaccination clinics can order certificate booklets from WHO online.
Surveillance and reporting
Yellow fever is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).
For more on yellow fever in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.