Measles outbreak linked to Bali, schoolies urged to check vax status

Health authorities have told travellers, especially young school leavers, heading to the Indonesian island to ensure they are vaccinated against the disease before they leave.

There have been 27 cases of measles connected to travel to Indonesia, particularly Bali, across Australia in recent weeks, NSW Health said. 

There have been 29 measles cases in NSW this year, 20 of which were acquired overseas or interstate or were closely linked to these cases.

More than a quarter of these have been linked to those in Bali.

Five Victorians, who were not vaccinated, contracted measles in Indonesia in a five-week period.

Victoria's acting chief health officer Michael Ackland said the health department had tracked three additional cases back to the five travellers since their return.

Queensland health authorities detected three cases of measles in the state's southeast in October in males who had recently returned from