Notifiable disease reporting

Under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011, medical practitioners and diagnostic laboratories are required to notify SA Health of cases suspected of having or diagnosed with specified infections or diseases. Notification is also required if a notifiable infection or disease has caused or contributed to the death of a person – even if the condition has already been notified. These infections or diseases are commonly referred to as 'notifiable conditions’ .

In addition, registered nurses, midwives and pharmacists who are authorised to vaccinate independently as per the Vaccine Administration Code, are required to notify notifiable adverse event following immunisation.

The conditions which are notifiable are specified in the South Australian Public Health (Notifiable and Controlled Notifiable Conditions) Regulations 2012 under the Act (see SA Legislation website).

Please note that conditions listed below with a telephone number require urgent notification by phoning the Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) 24 hours, 7 days a week on 1300 232 272.

All infections should be notified within three days of suspecting or confirming a diagnosis.

Forms

How to notify

Most notifiable conditions can be reported quickly and easily online using the purple form.

Conditions listed below with a telephone icon (☎) require urgent telephone notification to 1300 232 272 (24 hours / 7 days).

Alternatively, download the PDF version of the form (PDF 1MB) and return to:

  • Fax: (08) 7425 6696
  • Post : CDCB, Reply Paid 6, PO Box 6 Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000
  • Telephone: 1300 232 272 during business hours only, Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

For sexually transmitted diseases and blood borne viruses download and complete the orange form above and return to:

  • Fax: (08) 7425 6696
  • Post : CDCB, Reply Paid 6, PO Box 6 Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000
  • Telephone: 1300 232 272, during business hours - Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

For tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections download the purple medical notification form (PDF 74KB), complete below and return to:

  • Fax: SA Tuberculosis Services on (08) 8222 5398
  • Telephone: Chest Clinic on (08) 7117 2983, during business hours, Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

For more information contact the Communicable Disease Control Branch on 1300 232 272, (8.30 am to 5.00 pm), or email HealthCommunicableDiseases@sa.gov.au.

For notifiable adverse event following immunisation the preferred method to is to complete the online Vaccine Reaction Report Form using the South Australian Vaccine Safety Surveillance System (SAVSS).

SAVSS SA Vaccine Safety Surveillance Report reaction here

Alternatively, if you are unable to complete an online report, please telephone 1300 232 272    during business hours.

For more information contact the Communicable Disease Control Branch on  1300 232 272, (during business hours), or email HealthCommunicableDiseases@sa.gov.au.

For more information about notification and the legal requirements, see the fact sheet for health professionals (PDF 2MB).

The following conditions are notifiable in South Australia

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Notifiable conditions (PDF 70KB)

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Further information contact the Communicable Disease Control Branch

Phone: 1300 232 272
Fax: (08) 7425 6696
Post: CDCB Reply Paid 6, GPO Box 6 Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000
Email: HealthCommunicableDiseases@sa.gov.au