Hepatitis B is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus which is transmissible by blood and sexual contact, as well as from mother to child at birth (unlike hepatitis C, which is strongly associated with risky injecting behaviour). The virus affects the liver by attaching to healthy liver cells and replicating. If not diagnosed and managed appropriately, hepatitis B infection can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver cancer or liver failure.
You can explore the latest hepatitis B data from Australia in the data dashboard below.
These tables are interactive, allowing you to filter and present the data in detail.
Choose the population of interest from the drop down menus.
Hover the mouse over the charts and tables to reveal further details.
These graphics are best viewed in full screen by clicking the box icon to the bottom-right of the tables.
You can export a PDF version of the selected view by clicking the download icon below the dashboard.
You will find a link to notification rate maps in the side bar menu.
Please note that the notification rates presented below are age standardised.
Source of data: National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System.