Sexual health

Sexual health is an important part of general health and wellbeing. Find out what we’re doing to improve sexual health and help prevent and manage sexually transmissible infections (STI) in Australia.

About sexual health

Why it’s important, and how to maintain good sexual health.

What we do

What we’re doing to improve sexual health and prevent STI.

National strategies

Our priorities to reduce STI and bloodborne viruses.

HPV vaccination

Getting a human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.

healthdirect helpline

1800 022 222

Call this number to speak to a registered nurse about your health concerns. It can help if you're not sure if you should see a doctor or manage your condition at home. The healthdirect helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Did you know?

1 in 6

Australians has had a notifiable STI in their lifetime


cases of notifiable STI were made in 2020


of notifiable STI in 2020 were among males