Department of Health

Measles in Victoria

A new measles case reported in Victoria.


Victoria has recorded a new measles case in a returned overseas traveler from Indonesia.

The case was infectious at a number of premises between 16 and 17 February 2023.

Measles is a highly infectious viral disease that spreads quickly with close contact, especially in those who are not fully vaccinated. Young children and adults with weakened immune systems are the most at risk of serious illness.

There are multiple public exposure sites that have been identified, with those who attended these sites urged to seek medical care if they develop symptoms, and to wear a mask and call ahead to ensure they can be isolated from others.




Monitor for onset of symptoms up to

Thursday, 16 February 2023

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Hikaru Sushi M-City -

M-City Monash Shopping Centre

2107, Shop 48A, Level 1/2125 Dandenong Rd, Clayton

Monday, 6 March 2023

Thursday, 16 February 2023

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Village Cinemas – cinema number 6

M-City Monash Shopping Centre

2107/2125 Princes Hwy, Clayton VIC 3168

Monday, 6 March 2023

Friday, 17 February 2023

4.45 pm to 5.30 pm

Chemist Warehouse Clayton

403/407 Clayton Rd, Clayton VIC 3168

Tuesday, 7 March 2023

The illness usually begins with common cold-like symptoms such as a runny nose, red eyes and a cough, followed by fever and a rash. The characteristic rash usually begins 3-4 days after the first symptoms, generally starting on the face and then spreading to the rest of the body.

“People can be administered MMR vaccine within 72 hours of exposure to Measles to prevent infection. Failing that, we recommend that people monitor for symptoms and seek medical attention if any symptoms develop,” Victoria’s Acting Chief Health Officer Associate Professor Deborah Friedman said.

Recent previous cases of measles have been identified in people who are not fully immunised against measles and who have travelled overseas or been in contact with returned overseas travelers. Measles is rare in Australia, thanks to widespread vaccination rates.

“People who are planning to travel overseas should ensure they have received appropriate vaccinations, including an MMR vaccine if they don’t have a history of two previous MMR vaccinations,” Associate Professor Friedman added.

Additional information is also available on Better Health ChannelExternal Link .

Reviewed 19 February 2023


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