Ensuring people in Australia have the best access to care and treatment is a high priority for Hepatitis Australia. The involvement of primary and tertiary doctors and nurses is vital.

To support this, Australia has several guiding documents for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of both hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Please use the green links below to access the documents.

National Hepatitis Testing Policies

Australia has clear policies to inform testing procedures for both hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Health professionals are encouraged to understand and implement the following policies.

National Hepatitis B Testing Policy

National Hepatitis C Testing Policy

Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines

Leading national clinical bodies experienced in hepatitis along with Hepatitis Australia have informed the Australian recommendations for the management of hepatitis C infection. The document below was updated in June 2020 and provides the latest information about managing and curing hepatitis C.

Management of Hepatitis C Infection. 

Chronic Hepatitis B Recommendations - Australia & New Zealand.

Produced by GESA, the second edition (2009/10) provides an update on information published on the recognition, diagnosis, and management of patients chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

Chronic Hepatitis B Recommendations

More information about viral hepatitis for clinicians

Hepatitis Australia recommends that doctors or nurses interested in hepatitis B or C access the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) for further information.

ASHM - Hepatitis B Training, Information and Resources

ASHM - Hepatitis C Training, Information and Resources

Page updated: 07 June 2020