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Australia’s progress towards hepatitis C elimination – Annual Report 2023

Australia is working towards eliminating hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. This elimination goal is in line with global targets set by the World Health Organization and targets included in Australia’s National Hepatitis C Strategy 2018–2022. 

Prepared by Burnet Institute and the Kirby Institute, this report brings together national data sources to assess Australia’s progress towards eliminating hepatitis C.

Key findings
  • Between March 2016 and December 2022, an estimated 100,684 people living with hepatitis C initiated treatment.
  • Treatment rates are declining, in 2016, 33,202 people were treated compared to just 5,205 people in 2022.
  • An estimated 74,400 Australians remained living with hepatitis C at the end of 2022.