Of the 2857 people currently recorded on the Australian Polio Register who contracted polio either in Australia or overseas, the charts below reveal how many were members of a State Polio Network at the time they added their details to the Register. The charts are updated as new registrations are recorded online.

The Register has been very successful in making contact with many polio survivors who previously had not connected with their peers – almost 50% of those registering were not members of a state or local support group, with most being unaware such groups existed. The Register is therefore not only gathering information on the number of survivors living in Australia today, but is assisting those previously hidden in the community to become informed about the late effects of polio and their management.

Australia Individual States and Territories

The number of polio survivors now living in Australia who were members of a State Polio Network when they registered




The number of polio survivors now living in each State and Territory who were members of a State Polio Network when they registered




Australia ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas Vic WA

% of Australian survivors who were were members of a State Network when registering

% of ACT survivors who were members of their State Network when registering

% of NSW survivors who were members of their State Network when registering

% of NT survivors who were members of their State Network when registering

% of Queensland survivors who were members of their State Network when registering

% of SA survivors who were members of their State Network when registering

% of Tasmanian survivors who were members of their State Network when registering

% of Victorian survivors who were members of their State Network when registering

% of WA survivors who were members of their State Network when registering