Communicable Disease Control Branch

The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) is part of the Public Health and Clinical Systems Division and aims to reduce the incidences of communicable and infectious diseases in South Australia. The Branch comprises  of the following sections:

Contact details

For further information on CDCB or to contact a specific branch within CDCB:

Phone: 1300 232 272


Fax: (08) 7425 6696

Postal address: PO Box 6 Rundle Mall SA 5000

What we do

Specialist Services Section 

Antimicrobial Programs

Sexually Transmissible Infection and Blood Borne Virus Section 

Disease Surveillance and Investigation 

  • responsible for the surveillance and investigation of notifiable disease reporting 
  • monitoring of incoming data to identify trends and clusters of disease
  • initiates immediate public health action to minimise the transmission of infectious diseases
  • reporting to the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System
  • capacity for enhanced surveillance of food-borne disease in conjunction with OzFoodNet.

Immunisation Section 

  • coordination and promotion of all funded immunisation programs in SA including:

Nationally funded

State funded

  • distribution of Commonwealth and state funded vaccines
  • provide professional leadership for the immunisation workforce across all provider settings in SA, including online immunisation education programs and Clinical Advisory Service
  • provide immunisation advice and information for members of the public
  • vaccine safety surveillance.

See Immunisation and Immunisation for health professionals for more information.

Infection Control Service 

Data and Corporate Services 

Data and Corporate Services provides support and administrative services to all sections of the Communicable Disease Control Branch including, but not limited to:

  • IT systems support, database support and website publishing
  • data entry, desktop publishing and general administrative services
  • information distribution including public health alerts and promotional materials
  • records and document management including mail and correspondence
  • reception and switchboard services
  • security and business processes
  • HR assistance including forms, contracts, vacancy advertisements and recruitment support
  • financial services including procurement, accounts payable and receivable, invoices, grants, journals, budget variations, reporting and financial monitoring.