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

Email: HealthCommunicableDiseases@sa.gov.au

Fax: (08) 7425 6696

Postal address: PO Box 6 Rundle Mall SA 5000

What we do

Specialist Services Section 

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 

  • responsible for the surveillance and investigation of notifiable disease reporting 
  • monitoring of incoming data to identify trends and clusters of disease
  • initiates immediate public health action to minimse the transmission of infectious diseases
  • reporting to the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System
  • capacity for enhanced surveillance of food-borne disease in conjunction with OzFoodNet.

Immunisation Section 

  • coordination and promote all funded immunisation programs in SA
  • distribution of Commonwealth and state funded vaccines
  • provide professional leadership for the immunisation workforce across all provider settings in SA 
  • 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.