ATAGI's role is to:

  • advise the Minister for Health 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. ATAGI advice must be sought prior to a sponsor making a submission to the PBAC (see parallel processing requirements for PBAC vaccine submissions and guidelines for PBAC vaccine submissions)
  • consult with relevant organisations to produce the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • consult with relevant organisations in implementing immunisation policies, procedures and vaccine safety.

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Expressions of interest

We are seeking expressions of interest to fill upcoming vacancies on ATAGI, commencing 1 July 2021.

Potential candidates must contact the ATAGI Secretariat who will provide a candidate package, which includes information on the selection criteria and requirements for Declarations of Interests.

Applications close at midnight on 9 October 2020. For more detail read the Expression of interest documents.


ATAGI members as at May 2020.

Voting members

Name Area of expertise Position

A/Prof Christopher Blyth

Co-Chair, Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology

Paediatrician Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children's Hospital and PathWest Laboratory

Prof Allen Cheng

Co-Chair, Epidemiology, Public Health

Infectious Disease Physician and Director, Infection Prevention Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health

Ms Karen Bellamy

Public Health Nurse, Vaccination Procedures

Study Coordinator, Research Midwife and Immunisation Nurse, Monash Children’s Hospital

A/Prof Nigel Crawford

Vaccine Safety, Special Risk Groups

Director, Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community (SAEFVIC), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Head Immunisation Services Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Prof Katie Flanagan

Infectious Diseases

Head of Infectious Diseases, Launceston General Hospital

Clinical Professor, University of Tasmania

Adjunct Professor, RMIT

Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University

Dr Katherine Gibney

Infectious Diseases Physician, Epidemiology

Infectious Diseases Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases, The Austin Hospital

NHMRC Early Career Fellow, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

A/Prof Michelle Giles

Infectious Disease Physician

Infectious Diseases Physician (Alfred Health, Monash Health, Royal Women’s Hospital, Sunshine Hospital)

Adult Immunisation Physician (Monash Health, Sunshine Hospital)

Ms Madeline Hall

Public Health Nurse, Vaccination Procedures

Nurse Practitioner, Queensland Health

Prof Cheryl Jones


Deputy Executive Dean Academic, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Adj. A/Prof Tony Korman

Infectious Diseases, Microbiology

Director, Monash Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Monash Health

A/Prof Bette Liu

Epidemiology, Public Health

Associate Professor and NHMRC Career Development Fellow, UNSW Sydney

Ms Debra Petrys

Consumer Representative

Consumers Health Forum

Dr Nicholas Silberstein

General Practitioner

General Practitioner, Victoria

Prof Tom Snelling

Paediatrics and special risk groups

Head of Infectious Disease and Implementation Research, Telethon Kids Institute


Ex-officio members

Name Area of expertise Position

Ms Hope Peisley

Representative from Department of Health

Assistant Secretary, Immunisation Branch, Department of Health

Dr Ting Lu

Representative from the Therapeutic Goods Administration

Office of Medicines Authorisation
Market Authorisation Group, Therapeutic Goods Administration

Prof Kristine Macartney

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Paediatrician and Infectious Diseases Specialist

Dr Robyn Gibbs

National Immunisation Committee (NIC)

Manager, Immunisation Program, Department of Health, Western Australia

Membership guidelines


ATAGI meet six times a year. Additional meetings may be held if needed.

Meeting agendas and bulletins are organised by year.

If you require earlier editions of ATAGI agendas or bulletins please contact us.

2020 meetings

2019 meetings

2018 meetings

2017 meetings 

2016 meetings

2015 meetings

Related committees and groups

Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) COVID-19 Working Group

View the purpose and membership of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) COVID-19 Working Group.


Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) secretariat

Contact the secretariat for the Advisory Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) or further information on the committee or previous meeting agendas and bulletins (meeting minutes)

atagi.secretariat [at]
Postal addresses: 
Immunisation Branch
GPO Box 9848 – MDP 13
Canberra ACT 2601

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Last updated: 
9 October 2020