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Notifiable disease reporting

Under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011, medical practitioners and diagnostic laboratories are required to notify SA Health of cases (including deaths) suspected of having or diagnosed with notifiable conditions (for example notifiable communicable diseases), as soon as practicable but, in any event, within three days of suspecting or confirming a diagnosis of a notifiable condition.

Notification is a confidential process.

How to notify SA Health of a communicable disease

Urgent telephone notification

Urgent telephone notification by medical practitioners is required for the following conditions. Please phone the Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) 24 hours/7 days a week on 1300 232 272

To notify sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses

Download the appropriate medical notification form, complete, then fax to (08) 8226 1800 or post to CDCB or telephone CDCB on 1300 232 272, Monday to Friday (8.30 am to 5.00 pm) to notify:

To notify tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections

Medical practitioners can notify tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections by:

Phone: Call SA Tuberculosis Services on (08) 8222 5483

Fax: Send a completed Report of Notifiable Condition or Related Death Form (PDF 72KB) to SA Tuberculosis Services on (08) 8222 5398.

To notify other notifiable conditions

Medical practitioners can notify all other notifiable conditions (as listed below) by fax, phone or post:

Fax: a completed Report of Notifiable Condition or Related Death Form (PDF 72KB) to CDCB on (08) 8226 7187 OR

Phone: CDCB on 1300 232 272 OR

Post: a completed Report of Notifiable Condition or Related Death Form (PDF 72KB) to CDCB

For more information contact the Communicable Disease Control Branch

Phone: 1300 232 272 

Fax: (08) 8226 7187

Post: CDCB Reply Paid 6, GPO Box 6 Rundle Mall, Adelaide South Australia 5000.

Email: cdcb@health.sa.gov.au

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