​Malaria is a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection spread through the bite of mosquitoes in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. Malaria can be prevented by avoiding mosquito bites and taking certain medications. People planning to visit malaria-affected countries should get advice from their GP or a travel clinic 4-6 weeks before they leave.

Further information

For further information please see the fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

Page Updated: Tuesday 14 March 2017