National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy

The goals of the Fourth National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy are to:

  • Reduce transmission of, and morbidity and mortality associated with STI in Australia
  • Eliminate the negative impact of stigma, discrimination and legal and human rights issues on people’s health
  • Minimise the personal and social impact of STI.

Please find the link to the full Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy document here.


Targets – Sexually Transmissible Infections

The five targets in the National STI Strategy provide a specific focus for the efforts made towards achieving the goals of this Strategy:

3.1 Achieve and maintain HPV adolescent vaccination coverage of 80%

3.2 Reduce the prevalence of gonorrhoea, chlamydia and infectious syphilis

3.3 Increase STI testing coverage in priority populations

3.4 Eliminate congenital syphilis

3.5 Minimise the reported experience and expression of stigma in relation to STIs.


Indicators to monitor progress towards achieving the goals' targets are presented in the interactive dashboard below. Select the target and its indicators using the filter menu under the indicators table. Data sources are provided under the main tab for each indicator.


This dashboard is interactive, allowing you to filter and present the data in detail.

  • Choose the category/populations of interest using 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 selecting the download icon under the dashboard.

Click here for the executive summaries: Tracking the Progress 2023: National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy

Strategies - National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy