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Victoria RHD Control Initiatives

Expert clinicians in Victoria are motivated to identify people with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and provide education and support to people living with ARF and RHD and their families and primary care clinicians. Diagnostic and clinical management advice is available to primary care clinicians:

Legislated notification of ARF and RHD

From 31 July 2023, Medical Practitioners have a legal obligation to notify cases of ARF and RHD in Victoria.

Notification Portal

For more information about the notification process, visit:


Phone: 1300 651 160 (select option “Seek public health advice”)
Fax: 1300 651 170  

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Last updated 
21 August 2023