Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C cells


Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. The virus can cause both acute and chronic infection, ranging from a mild illness that lasts a few weeks to a serious lifelong illness that may cause cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver cancer or liver failure if left untreated. In Australia, the main route of transmission of the hepatitis C virus is through injecting drug use. While there is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C infection, new treatments can cure hepatitis C in more than 90% of cases.


You can explore the latest hepatitis C data from Australia in the interactive graphs below.

These tables are interactive, allowing you to filter and present the data in detail.

Data is presented by age, region, sex and state.

  • Sort the data via the categories listed to the left of the graph. To filter the data by category, check the box next to the category.
  • For more detail within each category, click on the small arrow to the left of the box, to reveal a drop-down of specific indicators.
  • Hover the mouse along the table below each year, to reveal a breakdown of the data for that year.
  • You can select the visualisation by clicking on the number between the arrows in the grey “Microsoft Power BI” bar, which is located below the graphs and table.
  • These charts are best viewed in full screen mode by clicking the outward facing arrows to the bottom-right of the charts.
Latest data

What does this mean?