Yes. While it is your choice who you tell that you have hepatitis B, it is recommended that your partner, family and people you live with get tested for hepatitis B.

If people in your family do not have hepatitis B and are not immune to the virus, they can get a vaccination to make sure they cannot get it in future.

For people living with hepatitis B, it is important to get regular liver checks so you can start treatment if the virus starts to damage your liver.

Find out more about testing for hepatitis B

Find out more about vaccination against hepatitis B

Find out more about liver checks


Department of Health. (2018, August 1). Hepatitis B immunisation service. Retrieved from Australian Government Department of Health

ASHM. (2019). What is hepatitis B. Retrieved from All Good.

Updated 2 December 2019