Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI)

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) advises the Minister for Health and Aged Care on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and other immunisation issues.


ATAGI's role is to:

  • advise the Minister for Health and Aged Care on the medical administration of vaccines available in Australia, including those available through the National Immunisation Program (NIP)
  • provide advice to research organisations on current immunisation research and areas that need more research
  • provide industry sponsors with pre-submission advice for potential submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) on vaccine effectiveness and use in Australia
  • consult with relevant organisations to produce the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • consult with relevant organisations in implementing immunisation policies, procedures and vaccine safety.

Pre-submission advice for industry

Industry sponsors must seek ATAGI advice before making a submission to the PBAC. For more information, see:

Governance documents

For more details about ATAGI, see:


The Minister for Health and Aged Care appoints ATAGI members. The group consists of representatives with a mix of research, clinical and implementation/service delivery expertise, as well consumer representatives and ex-officio members.

See details of current members


ATAGI generally meets once a month. Consideration of recommendations relating to COVID-19 vaccines is now managed through regular ATAGI meetings.

We publish meeting bulletins that outline what the committee discussed at each meeting.

See the list of meeting bulletins


ATAGI publishes annual statements on immunisation in Australia, along with statements on vaccines for specific diseases.

See ATAGI's statements on immunisation

See ATAGI's COVID-19 pandemic statements

Clinical guidance

The Australian Immunisation Handbook contains ATAGI's guidance on immunisation for vaccine-preventable diseases. 

See the Australian Immunisation Handbook

See ATAGI's other clinical guidance documents on COVID-19 vaccines 


Media enquiries

Individual ATAGI members are not authorised to speak on behalf of ATAGI.

Other enquiries

Department of Health and Aged Care National Office

Use these contact details for all general enquiries, comments and concerns.
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