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Immunisation coverage rates for all children

The national coverage rate in Australia and most state and territory coverage rates are above 90%. Coverage for local areas varies and can be quite different to the state or territory rates. You can explore local rates by Primary Health Networks (PHN) or Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3).

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Most state and territory coverage rates are similar to the national coverage rates. You can also explore coverage rates for your local area, which can be quite different to your state or territory rate.

National coverage rates

Immunisation coverage for one, two and five year olds has increased since 2008. We have not reached the aspirational target of 95% yet but we are close.

At June 2019, the national coverage rates were:

  • 94.20% for all one year olds
  • 91.37% for all two year olds
  • 94.85% for all five year olds.

State and territory coverage rates

Coverage rates for 1 year olds

Three states and territories (ACT, Victoria and South Australia) have coverage rates above the national rate.

1 year old Australian coverage rates - All children

Coverage rates for 2 year olds

The coverage rates for two year olds are low compared to other ages, due to changes to the immunisation schedule in 2016. Nevertheless, coverage rates have been increasing steadily across Australia.

2 year old Australian coverage rates - All children

Coverage rates for 5 year olds

Two states and territories (Victoria and Tasmania) have coverage rates above the national rate.

5 year old Australian coverage rates - All children

For detailed data, take a look at:

Local area coverage rates

Coverage rates for local areas can be quite different to the state or territory rates. To explore coverage in your local area, take a look at:

What are PHNs? The Australian Government set up 31 PHNs across the country to improve the coordination of health services. Find your PHN by using the PHN map locator.

What are SA3s? The Australian Bureau of Statistics uses SA3s to group data by region. Australia is divided into 351 SA3s. You can find your SA3 by using ABS Maps.

Last updated: 
4 September 2019
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