About the National Immunisation Schedule
The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule is a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout your life. The immunisations range from birth through to adulthood.
All vaccines listed in the NIP Schedule are free. Eligibility for free vaccines under the NIP is linked to eligibility for Medicare benefits.
To get the best possible protection, make sure you have your immunisations on time, every time. The NIP Schedule below shows which vaccines you should get and when.
Catch up immunisations
Eligible people can get catch-up vaccines for free up to age 20, except for the HPV vaccine which is available free up to and including age 25.
The number and range of vaccines and doses that are eligible for NIP funded catch-up is different for people aged less than 10 years and those aged 10–19 years. Read more about NIP catch-up immunisations.
Refugees and humanitarian entrants of any age are eligible for free catch-up vaccines.
State and territory immunisation schedules
State and territory health departments also fund some additional vaccines. It is important to also check the immunisation schedule for your area.
- ACT schedule
- NSW schedule
- NT childhood schedule, NT adults and special groups schedule
- QLD schedule
- SA schedule
- TAS schedule, TAS flu schedule
- VIC schedule
- WA adult schedule, WA childhood schedule
International immunisation schedules
The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information on worldwide immunisation schedules. Visit the website and select the country of interest to view:
- a profile for that country
- the relevant immunisation schedule
- information on disease surveillance
- vaccine coverage.
- Find out about vaccines for each disease, including the possible side effects of different vaccines.
- Find out information about getting vaccinated.
- Find out about immunisation – how immunisation works and why it's important.
- Find out more about NIP vaccines for children aged up to 4 years and pregnant women on the Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website.