Yes. Since March 2016, a range of new and much improved medicines known as direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) have become available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in Australia. These medicines cure 95% of people treated, generally have few or no side-effects.

Most people need to take one to three tablets daily for a period of 8 to 12 weeks. The amount of time you need to be on treatment will be depend on your own personal situation.

Find out more about treatment for hepatitis C


Department of Health and Human Services. (2018, April). New drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C – Frequently Asked Questions for patients. Retrieved from Better Health.

Department of Health. (2019, April 1). General Statement for Drugs for the Treatment of Hepatitis C. Retrieved from The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Updated 20 December 2019