Infectious Diseases

A comprehensive outpatient service is provided by specialist infectious diseases physicians including:

  • HIV medicine
  • Tuberculosis
  • Exotic and travel diseases
  • Needle stick injury management program
  • Post surgical infections
  • General infections and PUOs
  • Post screening refugee care


St Vincent’s is unable to offer the following: 


Clinical nurse consultant

St Vincent’s Infectious Diseases Nurse Consultant provides:

  • Care coordination for patients with complex Infectious Diseases 
  • Support and education for newly diagnosed patients
  • Education for carers and significant others
  • Provide support to GPs working with patients living with HIV (current or prospective patients of St Vincent’s) 

Please visit the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseasesand the Victorian Department of Healthfor guidelines and a list of notifiable conditions in Victoria.

Our Team

Dr John Daffy    
Head of Infectious Diseases
Tel: (03) 9231 2211

Dr Jonathan Darby         
Tel: (03) 9231 2211

Dr Craig Aboltins        
Tel: (03) 9656 1111

Dr Amy Crowe        
Tel: (03) 9231 2211

Dr Nicholas Hewitt        
Tel: (03) 9231 2211


Referral Information

Referral Forms and Guidelines

Refer to the Specialist Clinics area

Clinic Times

  • Wednesday 9.00am
  • PO Infectious Disease - Friday 1.30pm

Contact Us

Patient Enquiries:    

Tel: (03) 9231 3475

GP Enquiries:

Tel: (03) 9231 2898
Fax: (03) 9231 3489

Case Coordinator Nurse: 

Tel: (03) 9231 3431

Referral Officer:

Tel: (03) 9231 3419


HealthPathways Melbourne is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.


Please Note:
This is a public outpatient service. All patients need to be referred to us by a GP. Please see your GP if you believe you would benefit from a referral to this clinic. Many doctors have private consulting suites as well as working in the public hospital system. This is entirely separate from St Vincent’s and our staff do not have any information about the private consulting practices of doctors.