Cryptosporidiosis is the third most commonly notified gastrointestinal infection in Victoria.

Through internal surveillance, the department identifies numerous outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis linked to public aquatic facilities each year, peaking over the summer period.

The effective response to these outbreaks requires a coordinated and consistent multi-agency response across Department of Health and Human Services units, local government partners and aquatic facilities.

The Cryptosporidiosis outbreaks in aquatic facilities - Prevention and response plan has been developed to provide direction and role clarity to Department of Health and Human Services staff, local government environmental health officers and aquatic facility operators involved in the prevention and response to cryptosporidiosis outbreaks linked to aquatic facilities.