Hepatitis Australia engages with government and other peak organisations at a national level to inform policy development to support best outcomes for people living with or affected by viral hepatitis.

Our current policy priorities support achievement of the goals, targets and priority areas of the new National Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections (BBV/STI) Strategies 2018-2022, and the goal of elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030:  

Hepatitis B

  • Achieving and maintaining high levels of hepatitis B childhood vaccination coverage
  • Increasing the proportion of people living with hepatitis B who are diagnosed
  • Increasing the total proportion of people living with chronic hepatitis B receiving care
  • Increasing the proportion of people living with hepatitis B receiving antiviral treatment
  • Reducing hepatitis B attributable mortality
  • Reducing the number of newly acquired hepatitis B infections
  • Reducing stigma related to hepatitis B

Hepatitis C

  • Increasing the proportion of people living with hepatitis C who are diagnosed
  • Reducing the number of newly acquired hepatitis C infections
  • Increasing the cumulative proportion of people living with chronic hepatitis C who have initiated direct-acting antiviral treatment
  • Reducing hepatitis C attributable mortality
  • Reducing stigma related to hepatitis C

Page updated: 1 July 2019