Patient Ashley chatting to Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer, Jacob Nelson


In this section, you can find the following information:

Community noticeboard

Our community noticeboard is a place for listing events and notices of interest to our Aboriginal community.

William T Onus Hostel

The William T Onus Hostel recently reopened after renovations.

It provides safe, comfortable, culturally appropriate and affordable hostel accommodation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, enabling access to education, employment, health and other essential services.

For updates on room availability, please call:

William T Onus Hostel
Aboriginal Hostels Limited
75 Westgarth St, Northcote VIC 3070
Phone: 03 9036 4510

Hepatitis C

Did you know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are almost 5 times as likely to get Hepatitis C compared to non-Aboriginal people?

Hepatitis C is a virus that damages your liver. Hepatitis C is transferred by blood-to-blood contact and is often spread by sharing drug injecting equipment. If you have ever injected or snorted drugs, you might have Hepatitis C.

A course of tablets can now be used to cure Hepatitis C, and is effective is more than 95% of people without major side-effects.

If you think you might have picked up Hep C, ask your doctor to arrange a blood test. If you have Hepatitis C, you can ask your doctor to refer you to a specialist to get treated.

Austin Health's Rapid Access Hepatitis C Treatment Service runs clinics at a few different locations in the community. You can get your doctor to refer you or call us yourself!

Visit the Rapid Access Hepatitis C Treatment Service to find out more or make an appointment.

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Austin Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.