How do I immunise my child?

The Australian Government provides free childhood vaccines under the National Immunisation Program for all children and young people up to 20 years of age, including refugees and other humanitarian entrants living in Australia.

These vaccines can be given by a number of recognised health providers, including:

  • immunisation clinics
  • general practices (your local doctor)
  • some hospitals, local councils
  • Aboriginal Medical Services.

Although the vaccines will be provided for free, the health provider (such as your doctor) may charge a consultation fee for the visit.

For more information about how to immunise your child you can refer to the National Immunisation Program Schedule to find out which vaccines you or your family are eligible for and book an appointment with your health provider.

Page last updated: 11 Aug 2017