Communicable Diseases Surveillance - Tables: Reporting jurisdictions

The National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System collates data from Australian states and territories. Data are published on the Department of Health and Ageing's website and quarterly data are published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence. This page contains a table on notifiable diseases reported from each state or territory for the current reporting period.

Page last updated: 04 July 2004

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A summary of diseases currently being reported by each jurisdiction is provided in Table 1. There were 29,577 notifications to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) with a notification date between 1 January and 31 March 2004 (Table 2). The notification rate of diseases per 100,000 population for each State or Territory is presented in Table 3.

Table 1. Reporting of notifiable diseases by jurisdiction

Disease Data received from:
Bloodborne diseases
Hepatitis B (incident) All jurisdictions
Hepatitis B (unspecified) All jurisdictions except NT
Hepatitis C (incident) All jurisdictions except Qld
Hepatitis C (unspecified) All jurisdictions
Hepatitis D All jurisdictions
Hepatitis (NEC) All jurisdictions except WA
Gastrointestinal diseases
Botulism All jurisdictions
Campylobacteriosis All jurisdictions except NSW
Cryptosporidiosis All jurisdictions
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome All jurisdictions
Hepatitis A All jurisdictions
Hepatitis E All jurisdictions
Listeriosis All jurisdictions
Salmonellosis All jurisdictions
Shigellosis All jurisdictions
SLTEC, VTEC All jurisdictions
Typhoid All jurisdictions
Quarantinable diseases
Cholera All jurisdictions
Plague All jurisdictions
Rabies All jurisdictions
Smallpox All jurisdictions except ACT, NSW, Qld, SA
Tularemia All jurisdictions except ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA
Viral haemorrhagic fever All jurisdictions
Yellow fever All jurisdictions
Sexually transmissible infections
Chlamydial infection All jurisdictions
Donovanosis All jurisdictions
Gonococcal infection All jurisdictions
Syphilis (unspecified)* All jurisdictions
Syphilis < 2 years duration All jurisdictions except NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic
Syphilis > 2 years duration All jurisdictions except ACT, NT
Syphilis - congenital All jurisdictions except ACT, NT
Vaccine preventable diseases
Diphtheria All jurisdictions
Haemophilus influenzae type b All jurisdictions
Influenza&8224; All jurisdictions
Measles All jurisdictions
Mumps All jurisdictions
Pertussis All jurisdictions
Pneumococcal disease All jurisdictions
Poliomyelitis All jurisdictions
Rubella All jurisdictions
Tetanus All jurisdictions
Vectorborne diseases
Barmah Forest virus infection All jurisdictions
Flavivirus infection (NEC) All jurisdictions
Dengue All jurisdictions
Japanese encephalitis All jurisdictions
Kunjin§ All jurisdictions except ACT
Malaria All jurisdictions
Murray Valley encephalitis§ All jurisdictions except ACT
Ross River virus infection All jurisdictions
Zoonoses
Anthrax All jurisdictions
Australian bat lyssavirus All jurisdictions
Brucellosis All jurisdictions
Leptospirosis All jurisdictions
Ornithosis All jurisdictions
Other lyssaviruses (NEC) All jurisdictions
Q fever All jurisdictions
Other bacterial infections
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease All jurisdictions except, ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA
Legionellosis All jurisdictions
Leprosy All jurisdictions
Meningococcal infection All jurisdictions
Tuberculosis All jurisdictions

* Syphilis data from South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia cannot yet be classified into less than 2 years and more than 2 years duration, NSW classifies syphilis into < 1year and > 1 years or unknown duration.

† Laboratory confirmed influenza is not notifiable in the ACT or South Australia but reports are forwarded to NNDSS.

‡ Flavivirus (NEC) replaces Arbovirus (NEC) from 1 January 2004. Western Australian data cannot yet be classified.

In the Australian Capital Territory, Murray Valley encephalitis virus and Kunjin are combined under Murray Valley encephalitis.


This article was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence, Volume 28 No 2, June 2004.

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