The NPHN is dedicated to enhancing development of the health infrastructure

for HCV testing and treatment in the custodial sector nationally.

The National Prisons Hepatitis Network (NPHN) was established in 2017 to connect experts and key stakeholders from the Australian custodial sector interested or implicated in hepatitis care for prisoners. The NPHN facilitates information and knowledge exchange, with an overall goal to facilitate enhanced capacity and infrastructure for scale-up of hepatitis C (HCV) testing and treatment in Australian prisons. 


Through innovative research and initiatives, the NPHN aims to contribute to Australia’s goal to eliminate HCV as a public health threat by 2030 through coordinating a national approach to prison-based elimination. 

The NPHN has representation from the corrections and justice health, health policy, academia, and consumer sectors in each Australian jurisdiction. The NPHN is administered by The Kirby Institute UNSW Sydney, Burnet Institute Melbourne, and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

We invite you to have a look around our website to learn more about the initiatives being undertaken by the NPHN and how you can get involved as an academic, health or corrections administrator, medical practitioner, or advocate involved with hepatitis service delivery in the Australian custodial sector.