Influenza A (flu)
Influenza A is a highly contagious respiratory illness. It’s not usually dangerous if you are healthy, but can cause serious problems if you’re not. Find out more about what influenza A is, what the symptoms are and how to treat it.
Colds and flu prevention
Good hygiene is one of the most important ways to help prevent colds and flu (influenza). Find out how to prevent colds and flu.
Colds and flu statistics
Trusted facts and figures about colds and flu (influenza), including statistics on different types of flu, risk levels, outbreaks and pandemics.
When to get the flu shot in Australia in 2019
Confirmed cases of influenza in Australia have been unusually high recently, so it's a good time to consider getting the flu vaccine - which offers 3 to 4 months' protection.
Flu trends in Australia
Information about current influenza trends in Australia, including data for health professionals, plus tips and advice to help you prevent the flu.
Colds and flu – an overview
Colds and flu (influenza) are different illnesses caused by different viruses. Learn about difference between colds and flu and read our advice on how to best prevent.
What causes colds and flu?
Colds and flu (influenza) are very contagious viral infections and you can catch a cold or flu at any time of the year, not just in winter. Learn about causes cold and flu symptoms.
Colds and flu treatments
If you have a cold or flu (influenza) there are a number of ways you can treat your symptoms, although most people will usually get better within 7-10 days without any treatment.
Flu vaccine FAQs
Got a question about the flu vaccine? Learn more about when to get vaccinated and who should get it.
Colds and flu types
More than 200 types of viruses can cause a cold, as well as various types of flu viruses. Find out about the different types of colds and flu.