Immunising your children

Vaccinations are recorded on a national immunisation register. Your child may need to meet immunisation requirements to get some of our payments.

Australian Immunisation Register

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia.

The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) has expanded to become the AIR.

Immunisation requirements for payments

Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement and Child Care Benefit can only be paid for children who meet immunisation requirements. Your eligibility for Child Care Benefit then affects your eligibility for Child Care Rebate.

Other government and community support services

The Department of Health Immunise Australia Program is a government initiative that promotes immunisation in Australia. The program supports the increase of national immunisation rates for vaccine-preventable diseases for all ages.

There are a range of other organisations that provide support services and useful information you may find helpful. You can use Service Finder to locate assistance in your local area.

Page last updated: 30 September 2016