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).
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 March 2019, the national coverage rates were:
- 94.14% for all one year olds
- 91.15% for all two year olds
- 94.78% 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.
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.
Coverage rates for 5 year olds
Two states and territories (Victoria and Tasmania) have coverage rates above the national rate.
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:
- our childhood immunisation coverage data by Primary Health Networks (PHN) and Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3)
- the immunisation interactive data table on the My Healthy Communities website, where you can explore historical data by postcode or PHN.
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.