- During Victoria's annual influenza season (typically April to October), the department issues weekly reports on influenza activity across the state. The reports make use of a range of indicators and surveillance systems to monitor the magnitude (size), severity and spread of the influenza season.
- Reports will be issued on Fridays.
Other influenza reporting resources
The department collaborates with a number of external agencies and organisations to conduct surveillance during Victoria's influenza season. Some of these groups also provide influenza reports on their websites:
- The Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (The Doherty Institute) is not only Victoria's public health reference laboratory for influenza, but also coordinates the .
- The Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN) conducts .
- The at VIDRL provides strain typing data for influenza isolates.
- The Australian Government Department of Health produces a fortnightly on various national surveillance systems.
- The is a national sentinel surveillance network of general practitioners reporting weekly on influenza-like illness presentations to General Practice Clinics.
- is an online national health surveillance system which collects self-reported health data on influenza-like illness on a weekly basis from participating members of the general community from across Australia and New Zealand.
- The Australian Government Department of Health provides daily updates of state and territory notifiable influenza datasets through the .
Other useful information on influenza for providers
Reviewed 03 May 2019