About the CDC
We are establishing an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC) to improve Australia's ongoing response and preparedness for current and emerging public health emergencies.
Why it is important
Over the last 2 years Australia's health system has had to respond to several public health emergencies.
All Australians will benefit from an improved pandemic preparedness response, and a renewed focus on preventing chronic disease.
The Australian CDC will:
- ensure ongoing pandemic preparedness
- lead the federal response to future infectious disease outbreaks
- work to prevent non-communicable (chronic) and communicable (infectious) diseases.
Who we work with
To set up the Australian CDC we will consult and work with:
- state and territory governments
- health and aged care stakeholders
- the community.
Consultation with key stakeholders on the design and scope of the CDC is occurring through November and December 2022.
We have developed a consultation discussion paper to support the targeted consultation process. It is for information only, with submissions already being sought through a separate process.