Immunisation

Council provides free child immunisation for diseases included under the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

We register your child’s immunisation details with the Australian Immunisation Register. This means your child’s immunisation details will remain up-to-date and accessible throughout Australia. 

My Health Record is also a convenient way that you can track your child’s immunisations. It’s a secure online summary of your child’s health information that you can choose to share with your healthcare providers.

Immunisation Age and Vaccine

Age  Disease Vaccine
2 months 

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B

Pneumococcal

Rotavirus

Infanrix Hexa

Prevenar 13

Rotarix 

 4 months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B

Pneumococcal

Rotavirus

Infanrix Hexa

Prevenar 13

Rotarix 

6 months 

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae Type B 

Infanrix Hexa

12 months

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Meningococcal ACWY

Pneumococcal  

M-M-R II/Priorix

Nimenrix

Prevenar 13 

18 months

Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

Haemophilus influenzae Type B

Priorix-Tetra/ProQuad

Infanrix/Tripacel

ActHIB

 4 years Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis  Infranrix IPV/Quadracel
Year 7

Human Papillomavirus

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis

Gardasil9 (two-dose course)

Boostrix (single dose)

Year 10 Meningococcal ACWY Nimenrix (single dose) 

No Jab No Play

If your child is attending childcare or kindergarten, you will need to provide proof that your child is up-to-date with their immunisations.

Your childcare service provider will ask you for an Immunisation History Statement for your child when you enrol, and again six to seven months later. If you do not provide an Immunisation History Statement, your child may not be able to attend childcare or kindergarten.

No Jab No Pay

Your Commonwealth Family Tax Benefit Part A or the Childcare Rebate may be reduced if:

  • Your child has not received all immunisations required for their age; or
  • Your child’s immunisations are not correctly recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.

If your child requires immunisations, you should contact us or your GP to arrange them as soon as possible. 

If you believe your child’s details on the Australian Immunisation Register are incorrect, you can contact your immunisation service provider.

 

Catch-Up Schedules

If your child has missed some or all of their vaccinations, Council can develop and deliver a catch-up schedule for your child.

Catch-up schedules may be required for a number of reasons, including:

  • your child was overseas or on holiday and missed the vaccination that was due
  • your family recently migrated to Australia
  • your child had a medical condition preventing immunisation when immunisations were due
  • you have been contacted by Council, Centrelink or the Australian Immunisation Register to let you know your child is not up to date.

If your child requires a catch-up schedule, contact Council's Immunisation Service before attending one of our public immunisation sessions.

Development of catch-up plans can take considerable time to develop.