Of the 2857 polio survivors currently living in Australia who have recorded their details on the Australian Polio Register to date, 2352 of them contracted polio in Australia.

The charts on this page are derived from the Australian Polio Register entries and display Australian polio cases. All three charts are updated as new registrations giving an Australian polio location are recorded online. To view the data broken down into individual states or territories, choose from the menu options above.

The first two charts display the number of Australian polio cases per year and per decade.

Years Polio Contracted in Australia (1916 to 1994)



Polio in Australia - Cases Per Decade

This final chart again displays the number of Australian polio cases per year, but this time the chart also reveals the number of polio cases per Australian state or territory for each year (indicated by the differently coloured bar sections).

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