Public Health Data and Emergency Management

Public Health Data

The Public Health Unit monitors disease trends of notifiable conditions for residents living in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.


Notifiable Diseases

Notifiable diseases data for NSW and by Local Health District are available here.


Mosquito borne diseases surveillance report

This report monitors trends in laboratory confirmed mosquito borne disease cases reported in residents of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District over the summer months. It provides a summary of the main mosquito borne diseases of concern in Illawarra Shoalhaven (Barmah Forest virus and Ross River virus) with a breakdown of locally acquired cases to provide information on the geographic distribution of the viruses.

Mosquito borne diseases surveillance report 2022-23 season


Public Health Emergency Management

The Public Health Unit works with the NSW Ministry of Health and partner agencies to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies and major incidents with public health implications. Effective planning and preparation can reduce the impact on people's health from many types of emergencies including:

  • Natural disasters and severe weather
  • Infectious diseases/food safety threats
  • Chemical and radiation emergencies.

For more information on emergency management visit the NSW Ministry of Health website.