The Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project aims to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in Australia by assessing variation in prevalence and care uptake according to geographic region.

Localised priority-setting is a key objective of recent healthcare reform in Australia, and enhancing access to treatment and care is a priority action in both the National Hepatitis B Strategy 2018-22  and the National Hepatitis C Strategy 2018-22 . Identifying areas where prevalence is high and/or care or treatment uptake is low provides the opportunity to engage with affected communities, prioritise interventions and improve local service delivery in areas of greatest need.

The Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project’s National Report and interactive Online Portal will be updated annually, to reflect both the shifting epidemiology of CHB and CHC in Australia and evaluate the impact of public health and clinical service interventions on increasing access to diagnosis and treatment at a population level over time.

The Project is a joint initiative of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology, The Doherty Institute and ASHM, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

For general enquiries about the Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project, or to request a hard copy of the report, contact Isabelle Purcell at or 04 0043 1177. To discuss specific data or request additional information for your area, contact Jennifer MacLachlan at


Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project: National Report 2020 (published 2021)

Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project: National Report 2020 (published 2021) This National Report contains estimates of chronic hepatitis B and C prevalence, treatment and management at a state and territory, Primary Health Network (PHN), and Statistical Area 3 level. This year the report also includes an assessment of the impacts of COVID-19, as well as new data regarding liver cancer incidence and screening uptake. Data included in this report can be further explored using the Online Portal, which provides interactive visualisations of these variations.

This report forms the baseline for assessing Australia’s progress towards meeting the targets set out in the Third National Hepatitis B Strategy and Fifth National Hepatitis C Strategy, which cover the period 2018-2022 and set out clear indicators for progress towards eliminating the impact of viral hepatitis.

Download the Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project: National Report 2020

Download the Third National Hepatitis B Strategy

Download the Fifth National Hepatitis C Strategy 

View the recording of the Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project: National Report 2020 - Digital Launch Event here.


Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project: Online Portal

The Mapping Project's Online Portal is an interactive tool which allows stakeholders to explore the data presented in the latest National Report on a deeper level, and directly compare regions of interest.

Visit the Online Portal   

Download the Online Portal instructions and support