Communicable Disease Control Branch

The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) is part of the Public Health and Clinical Systems Division and aims to reduce the incidences of communicable and infectious diseases in South Australia. The Branch comprises  of the following sections:

Contact details

For further information on CDCB or to contact a specific branch within CDCB:

Phone: 1300 232 272


Fax: (08) 7425 6696

Postal address: PO Box 6 Rundle Mall SA 5000

What we do

Specialist Services Section 

  • specialist medical and epidemiological advice on communicable disease control, surveillance and investigation
  • liaison with laboratories, government agencies and professional groups
  • teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students

Sexually Transmissible Infection and Blood Borne Virus Section 

HIV Case Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of the Communicable Disease Control Branch, the HIV Case Coordinator coordinates SA Health's management system for people whose ongoing behaviours are placing others at risk of HIV transmission. The process is detailed in the Chief Public Health Officer’s protocol the SA Code for the Case Management of Behaviours That Present a Risk for HIV Transmission (PDF 290KB) and summarised in a brief fact sheet (PDF 138KB)  for staff and the general public. 

Disease Surveillance and Investigation 

  • surveillance of notifiable disease reporting 
  • monitoring of incoming data to identify trends and clusters of disease
  • sporadic case and outbreak investigations
  • reporting to the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System
  • capacity for enhanced surveillance of food-borne disease (OzFoodNet SA).

Immunisation Section 

  • coordination of the National Immunisation Program in SA and related policies and guidelines
  • distribution of Commonwealth and state funded vaccines
  • promotion of and education about immunisation
  • vaccine safety surveillance.

See Immunisation and Immunisation for health professionals for more information.

Infection Control Service 

Data and Corporate Services 

Data and Corporate Services provides support and administrative services to all sections of Communicable Disease Control Branch including, but not limited to:

  • IT systems support, database support and website publishing
  • data entry, desktop publishing and general administrative services
  • information distribution including public health alerts and promotional materials
  • records and document management including mail and correspondence
  • reception and switchboard services
  • security and business processes
  • HR assistance including forms, contracts, vacancy advertisements and recruitment support
  • financial services including procurement, accounts payable and receivable, invoices, grants, journals, budget variations, reporting and financial monitoring.