Zika Virus

Information about Zika Virus (Zika) outbreaks and preparedness.

Page last updated: 06 March 2017

Australia does not have local transmission of Zika virus, because most areas of Australia do not have the mosquito that can carry the Zika virus. The specific mosquito that carries Zika virus is Aedes aegypti and this mosquito is present only 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.