Zika Virus

Information about Zika Virus (Zika) outbreaks, areas of risk and preparedness.

Page last updated: 18 December 2020

Australia does not have local transmission of Zika virus, because most areas of Australia do not have the mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus. One of the mosquitoes that carries Zika virus, Aedes aegypti, is only present in Australia in some parts of Central and North Queensland. Health authorities in Queensland have practised strategies to mitigate the risk of local transmission of Zika virus and continue to review their programs to manage mosquitoes in the state.

Find out how the Australian Government is taking action to protect Australia from Zika virus, in partnership with the States and Territories.

Travellers are referred to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zika Travel Information webpage. This page provides information about CDC travel recommendations for Zika by country and traveller type. This website is regularly updated and is subject to change. It is recommended that travellers regularly review the CDC Zika Travel Information webpage

For more information access the CDC Zika Travel Information webpage.

Notifications of Zika Virus in Australia are now reported in the report Summary information about overseas-acquired vectorborne disease notifications in Australia.

Information for travellers

Information for health professionals

Border measures to protect Australia from Zika

Information for public