Empowering our community

Working to prevent hepatitis transmission and reduce the impact for people affected


We offer free walk-in tests. A hep C test is quick and easy with just a prick of the finger. You get results back in under an hour. Find out more

Treatment for hep C is a short course of medication. Our GP and harm reduction workers will support you through the process. Find out more

Hep B

The only way to know if you have hep B is by getting a blood test. You can’t tell if you have hep B by symptoms, looks, history, country of birth, or the hep B status of others around you. Many people with hep B don’t have any noticeable symptoms, either. Find out more

Hep B can be very complex and not every doctor has a good understanding of it. You can check our directory for a hep B specialist doctor or use this resource to help you and your doctor through hep B testing.

Needle & Syringe Program (NSP)

Our NSP offers a range of free and confidential services including access to safe injecting equipment, sexual health supplies and education on blood borne viruses. We also provide access to Naloxone, a medication that anyone can use to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Find out more


We provide confidential and easily accessible support services for people affected by viral hepatitis. Find out more. Call us on 1800 437 222 for:

  • Education sessions at your workplace or in your community
  • Referral and community linkages
  • Provision of evidence-informed hepatitis resources
  • Advocacy for people affected by viral hepatitis at both the community and systems levels


28 July 2024

Every year, Canberran lives are lost to hepatitis, and many of these could have been prevented. World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to join the global fight against hepatitis.


Frequently asked questions

Hepatitis can affect anyone. If you, or someone you love, have been diagnosed with viral hepatitis, you are not alone. Hepatitis ACT is here to help.

About us

Our mission is to eliminate the transmission of viral hepatitis in our community, while reducing stigma and discrimination, through support, advocacy, and education.

Here to help

Hepatitis ACT is Canberra’s community hepatitis organisation. Contact us for information about our programs, resources and support services.

Free call 1800 437 222
Talk to our team
during office hours
(or phone 02 6230 6344)

36 David Street, Turner
Opposite O’Connor shops
Drop-ins welcome, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Proud members of:

ACNC Registered Charity Tick
Hepatitis Australia logo
World Hepatitis Alliance

Supported by:

ACT Government Health

Useful Links:

World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis ACT acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional owners and custodians of our lands and water.