List of nationally notifiable diseases

This page lists diseases that states and territories have agreed to report to us through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Legislated list

The National Health Security (National Notifiable Disease List) Instrument 2018 (NNDL) contains the legislated list of nationally notifiable diseases.

The National Health Security Act 2007 underpins the NNDL and our disease surveillance and reporting activities. 

Nationally notifiable diseases

The following diseases are nationally notifiable. 

  • Anthrax

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of anthrax, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Barmah Forest virus infection

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of Barmah Forest virus infection, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Botulism

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of botulism, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Brucellosis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of brucellosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Campylobacteriosis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of campylobacteriosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Chickenpox

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of chickenpox, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Chikungunya virus infection

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of chikungunya virus infection, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Chlamydial infection

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of chlamydial infection, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Cholera

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of cholera, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • COVID-19

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of COVID-19, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • COVID-19

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of COVID-19, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Cryptosporidiosis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of cryptosporidiosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Dengue virus infection

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of dengue virus infection, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Diphtheria

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of diphtheria, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Donovanosis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of donovanosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Gonococcal infection

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of gonococcal infection, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Hepatitis A

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of hepatitis A, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Hepatitis B

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of hepatitis B, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Hepatitis C

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of hepatitis C, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Hepatitis D

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of hepatitis D, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Hepatitis E

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of hepatitis E, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Influenza (flu)

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of influenza, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Japanese encephalitis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of Japanese encephalitis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Legionellosis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of legionellosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Leprosy

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of leprosy, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Leptospirosis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of leptospirosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Listeriosis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of listeriosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Malaria

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of malaria, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Measles

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of measles, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Meningococcal disease – invasive

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of meningococcal disease, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)

    Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a rare but severe respiratory illness that originated in Middle Eastern countries. It is spread through close contact with camels, camel products, or an infected person.
  • Mpox (monkeypox)

    We are monitoring the mpox situation in Australia. We will update this page with the latest medical advice and official reports.
  • Mumps

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of mumps, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Paratyphoid fever

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of paratyphoid fever, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of whooping cough, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Plague

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of plague, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Pneumococcal disease – invasive

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of pneumococcal disease, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Poliovirus infection

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of polio, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Psittacosis (ornithosis)

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of psittacosis (also called ornithosis), and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Q fever

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of Q fever, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Rabies

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of rabies, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Ross River virus infection

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of Ross River virus infection, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Rotavirus infection

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of rotavirus infection, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Rubella (German measles)

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of rubella, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Salmonellosis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of salmonellosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Shigellosis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of shigellosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Shingles

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of shingles, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Smallpox

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of smallpox, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Syphilis

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of syphilis, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Tetanus

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of tetanus, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of TB, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Tularaemia

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of tularaemia, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Typhoid fever

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of typhoid fever, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Viral haemorrhagic fever

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of viral haemorrhagic fever, and where you can learn more about this disease.
  • Yellow fever

    Find out how we define and monitor cases of yellow fever, and where you can learn more about this disease.
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