Our Organisation

Hepatitis Australia, incorporated in 1997, is the peak community organisation to progress national action on issues of importance to people affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Our members are the eight state and territory hepatitis organisations.

Our Vision

An end to hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Australia. 

Our Mission

To lead an effective national community response to hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Australia.

Our Members

Our members are the eight state and territory hepatitis organisations:

  • Hepatitis ACT

  • Hepatitis NSW

  • Hepatitis Queensland

  • Hepatitis SA

  • Hepatitis Victoria

  • Hepatitis WA

  • Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council, and

  • Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases.

The way we work:

  • We respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, views and ways of life.

  • We value cultural diversity and promote equality.

  • We uphold harm reduction principles.

  • We promote the empowerment of hepatitis B and hepatitis C communities.

  • We utilise evidence to inform our policies and activities.

  • We are ethical, accountable, committed and professional.

The people we work for:

Hepatitis Australia works to improve health and social outcomes for all Australians who are at risk of, or living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C. 

We pay particular attention to those groups which are at higher risk of infection or have a disproportionate burden of chronic disease.

Our Strategic Plan 2016 - 2019 

You can download a copy of our Strategic Plan by clicking on the button below.

Annual Reports

Hepatitis Australia Annual Report 2017 - 2018 - Download a copy

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“Prior to the PBS listing of the direct-acting antivirals the number of people progressing to liver cancer or dying as a consequence of their hepatitis C infection was rising each year. Since then the tide has turned due to the high uptake of treatment among those with hepatitis C related cirrhosis. For the first time in many years we have seen small decreases in new cases of liver cancer and hepatitis C-related deaths.” Extract from Presidents Message (p14)

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Click to download the annual report (4MB)

Hepatitis Australia Annual Report 2016-2017 - Download a copy

"Elimination is the word that has been on everyone’s lips this year and there are  undoubtedly unprecedented opportunities to act decisively to end the hepatitis B and hepatitis C epidemics in Australia by 2030, in line with the World Health Organization’s global targets." CEO and President's Message (p11)

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Annual Report 2015-2016 - Download a copy

"During 2015 to 2016 much of our work was associated with advocacy for universal access to the new hepatitis C medications, as well as preparing for the changes to treatment and responding to system issues arising during the first few months of the rollout." - Highlights from 2015-2016 (p12)



Page updated: 23 November 2018