Of the 2857 polio survivors currently living in Australia who have recorded their details on the Australian Polio Register to date, 505 of them contracted polio outside Australia.

The summary data on this page is derived from entries to date on the Australian Polio Register and gives an overview of when and where polio was contracted overseas. The data is updated as new registrations giving an overseas polio location are recorded online.


Years Polio Contracted in Overseas Countries (1922 to 1986)



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Click on the images below for a more detailed look at the individual countries, their geographic regions, and overseas as a whole.

Years Overseas

Overseas Polio – When
Derived from registrations to date, explore various charts for details of when polio was contracted in overseas countries and geographic regions.

World Regions Less Australia

Overseas Polio – Where
Derived from registrations to date, explore charts and maps for details of where polio was contracted in overseas countries and geographic regions.