Department of Health

Welcome to the department's interactive reports for infectious diseases and other conditions notifiable in Victoria.

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Metadata - Details about the data items are provided below. Additional details may also be provided at the bottom of report pages.

Data item Description
Event An event is one case of the notifiable condition for a person. National case definitions are used for each diseaseExternal Link . Total event counts for Victoria also include events where the resident location of the case is unknown or not stated. Cases residing interstate and overseas are not included in these reports.
Rate Rate per 100,000 population. When 'Infinity' is displayed, the rate is not able to be calculated as the estimated resident population is not available for that sex or time period. Note—from July 2019, rate calculation changed from annualised (proportional population for the time of the year) to crude rates (total population for the year) to align with national reporting.
ERP Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated resident population.
Dates Unless specified otherwise, dates are the Event Date. This is the first time the department was notified about an event (case) by a medical practitioner, laboratory or was found by the department through investigation.
YTD The count of events for the year-to-date. YTD-1 is the count of events for the previous year up to the same date, with YTD-2 2 years ago and so on.
Notifiable condition AKA Condition. The infectious disease or other condition notifiable to the department under Public Health and Wellbeing legislation in Victoria.
LGA Local government areas (AKA Local Councils).
ABS SA3 Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3) are geographical areas built from whole Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2). They have been designed for the output of regional data, including 2016 Census data. SA3s create a standard framework for the analysis of ABS data at the regional level through clustering groups of SA2s that have similar regional characteristics ( SourceExternal Link ).

Accuracy and limitations - The data completeness for specific diseases may be variable and should be interpreted with caution. Data requestors are encouraged to discuss their data request, and the limitations in interpretation of the data with a suitably qualified person within the department. The data reported are only of conditions that have been notified to the department and therefore do not represent a true incidence of the condition. Changes in surveillance scope and practice, diagnostic techniques and reporting may contribute to different case ascertainment over time.

Indigenous status - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reports are provided for the priority conditions Dengue virus (locally acquired), Donovanosis, Gonococcal infection, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B (newly acquired), Hepatitis C (newly acquired), HIV, Leprosy, Measles, Meningococcal disease (invasive), Pertussis < 5 years, Pneumococcal disease < 5 years, Pneumococcal disease ≥ 50 years, Shigellosis, Syphilis -- congenital, Syphilis -- infectious, and Tuberculosis.

Referencing and citing data - Vancouver-style referencesExternal Link should be used to reference data from these reports. For example: Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria). Interactive infectious disease surveillance reports [internet]. Retrieved 2018-05-25.

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Reviewed 27 October 2023


Contact details

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Communicable Disease Section Department of Health GPO Box 4057, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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