Health officials are warning the public about measles after two cases were confirmed over the holiday season in the Sydney area.

According to NSW Health, an ACT resident who probably acquired measles from a recently returned overseas traveller was unknowingly infectious while visiting NSW from December 26 – 30. People who were at the following locations at the same time as the visitor may be at risk of developing measles up to January 17:

Wednesday 26 December
McDonalds Thornleigh – 12:30 – 1pm
Wednesday 26 – Sunday 30 December
Several visits to Deepwater Plaza Woy Woy and Umina Beach Shopping Centre
Sunday 30 December
Jasmine Café, Umina Beach 9 – 10:30am


In addition, a man, who had recently returned from Thailand, spent time in a number of places in Sydney city and eastern suburbs while unknowingly infectious. A complete list of potential exposure sites is provided below.

People who were in these locations at the same time should be alert to symptoms until January 14 2019.

Thursday 20 December
Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, in the morning
Totti’s, 283 Bondi Road, Bondi, in the afternoon
Friday 21 December
The Workout Club, 171 William Street Darlinghurst 8:00am-9:00am
Australian Golf Club, 53 Bannerman Crescent, Roseberry 11:30am-4:30pm
Saturday 22 December
Holy Duck, 10/2 Kensington Street, Chippendale in the evening
Sunday 23 December
David Jones, Elizabeth Street Sydney CBD
Kid Stuff 9/250 Pitt Street Sydney CBD
Mid afternoon
Monday 24 December
St Vincent’s Emergency Department, 390 Victoria Street Darlinghurst,
in the morning
Thursday 27 December
St Vincent’s Emergency Department, 390 Victoria Street Darlinghurst



People are at risk of measles if they are exposed to an infectious case, and have never had measles, or have not received two doses of measles containing vaccine. Two doses of measles containing vaccine provide lifelong protection against infection in 99 percent of people. Most people born before 1966 are assumed to be immune to measles.