Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way to protect you, your family and others in the community from serious diseases. The National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides free vaccines against a number of diseases, to increase national immunisation rates and reduce vaccine preventable disease.

When to get vaccinated

Find out when to get vaccinated and what vaccinations are provided for free.

Check the National Immunisation Schedule

The Schedule sets out free vaccinations given at specific times throughout your life, from birth to adulthood.

Check immunisation history

Find out what vaccines you or your child has received and request an immunisation history statement.

Find out about free vaccines

Find out about free vaccines available through the National Immunisation Program.

National Immunisation Program

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides free essential vaccines to protect eligible people against a range of diseases.

Learn more about the NIP

Get all your questions answered

  • Why do we need vaccines?
  • What do vaccines do?
  • Are vaccines safe for my child?
  • Can my child be vaccinated and when should they be vaccinated?

Get your questions answered

For health professionals

View the National Immunisation Schedule

The National Immunisation Program Schedule sets out the funded vaccines for children, adolescents and adults at scheduled ages.

Plan catch-up immunisations

Find out how to plan catch-up immunisations for patients who have delayed or missed vaccine doses. Use the calculator to create a catch-up schedule for children 0 to 10 years of age.

Use the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

Find out how to use the AIR to record vaccines you give to your patients, check which vaccines your patients may have had and if they are overdue for any vaccines.

View the Australian Immunisation Handbook

The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides guidelines for healthcare professionals about using vaccines safely and effectively.

Immunisation program updates

Health professionals can sign up to receive the latest clinical updates and guidance on the National Immunisation Program.

Latest general public resources

Latest resources - public

One more way you keep them safe poster

This campaign poster encourages you to vaccinate your child.

National Immunisation Program childhood schedule fridge magnet card

This fridge magnet card outlines the series of recommended vaccines available free for children aged 0 to 4 years under the National Immunisation Program.

Top Up booster campaign – hiker (15 seconds)

Things need topping up from time to time, including your COVID protection.

CALD COVID-19 Advisory Group communique – 22 March 2023

This communique summarises the meeting of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities COVID-19 Health Advisory Group (Advisory Group), held on 22 March 2023.

Latest health sector resources

Latest health sector resources

Vaccine Clinic Finder (VCF) Connect – User Guide – March 2023

VCF Connect allows vaccination providers to self-manage vaccination service information.

Flu in kids can be serious – 2023 influenza poster for kids under 5

This poster provides information about the influenza vaccine for parents of young children and can be used in health care and community settings.

Ask about the flu vaccine today – eligibility through the National Immunisation Program

To provide information for consumers on people eligible for a free influenza vaccine through the National Immunisation Program.

COVID-19 vaccination – Shared decision making guide for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy

This decision guide to COVID-19 vaccination is for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy.

Did you know?


immunisation coverage for all one year olds


Immunisation coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5 year olds


immunisation coverage for all 5 year olds

Source: Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) annualised quarterly reports, December 2022.