Skip to main content

Which countries are affected by cholera?

Page last updated 26 June 2018

Cholera is not usually found in Australia, but the bacteria have been found in some rivers along the eastern coast as well as, on rare occasions, in river mouths. 

Cholera is commonly found in developing countries with poor sanitation, poor water treatment and lower levels of personal hygiene. Regions where cholera is most commonly found include parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Intermittently is has also been reported in the Middle East and the Pacific Islands. 


View the travel map

Launch interactive map

Sources & Citations

  1. Victorian Government, Health, Cholera. Available at (accessed 7 April 2018).
  2. Australian Government, Department of Health, Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2014: Annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (main page). Available at (accessed 7 April 2018).
  3. Centers for Disease Control, Cholera Home. Available at (accessed 7 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0130a - Date of preparation May 2018