Requesting surveillance data
The Communicable Diseases Branch (CDB) collects and maintains data sets on the surveillance, prevention, and control of communicable diseases in Queensland.
Notifiable conditions data are available in the weekly communicable diseases surveillance reports. You can view weekly, year to date and annual totals by disease for the whole state, or select data by Public Health Unit (PHU) or Hospital and Health Service (HHS).
You can request historical or other additional data.
Data request timeframes
The data services team will endeavour to fulfil your request as quickly as possible. Due to the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic approximate turnaround time for assessment of requests is 30 working days. However, depending on the complexity of the request and available resources in CDB, sometimes the turnaround times will be longer than anticipated.
Contact us first
Talk to us about your data requirements before you complete your application.
Before the data are released, we will work with you to ensure that the data extracts meet your purpose, present it in the format needed, highlight any relevant limitations, and detail any conditions associated with release.
Contact the Epidemiology and Research team:
- email EPI@health.qld.gov.au
- call (07) 3328 9403
- fax (07) 3328 9434
Complete the application form
Once you have talked to Queensland Health about your data request, complete the application form and send via email, post or fax.