Department of Health

Infectious diseases: guidelines and advice

The department provides guidelines and advice to health professionals about infectious diseases, including:

  • Guidelines for management and control of infectious diseases.
  • Requirements and procedures for notifying infectious diseases and other conditions.
  • Surveillance reports and data for Victoria and various local areas (updated daily).

Public health priorities in Victoria

A number of priority projects are currently underway including:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Learn how we can all respond to this immense public health challenge by visiting the Coronavirus page

Antimicrobial resistance

Victoria is responding to this global public health priority, visit the Anti-microbial resistance page.

Congenital syphilis

This preventable disease is putting unborn babies at risk.

Beating Buruli

How does Buruli ulcer spread and how can it be prevented? Find out more by visiting Beating Buruli in Victoria

Disease information and management

Victorian-specific information about the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

A-Z of disease information and advice

Disease notification

Doctors and laboratories are required to notify the department of certain infectious disease and conditions.

For information on notification procedures visit Notification procedures for infectious diseases.

Notify a condition now

Reviewed 25 March 2024


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