Your immunisation records

Overview

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

Since 1996, the Australian Immunisaiton Registrer (AIR) has recorded all childhood vaccinations. From October 2016, it also became a register for recording vaccinations given to people of all ages, including those under the National Immunisation Program Schedule and private vaccines, such as flu or travel.

Are there immunisations missing from your child's record?

If you have received a letter from Centrelink advising your child is overdue for an immunisation but you received them at one of our immunisation sessions, please call our Environmental Health Department on 5422 0333 or email us to have this rectified. Please provide the childs full name and DOB and what immunisations are missing on AIR.

Starting school or childcare

By law, parents or guardians must provide an Immunisation History Statement when you enrol your child in any childcare service, kindergarten or primary school in Victoria. You will automatically receive a history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) when your child turns 5 years old. However, you can request a statement for children (under 14 years of age) at any time. For privacy reasons, anyone aged 14 or older must get their own immunisation history statement, council will not be able to provide you with the immunisation history of any persons aged 14 and over without their verbal consent.

Obtaining your Immunisation History Statement

There are a number of ways to get an Immunisation History Statement – the quickest is by using your Medicare online account through myGov. You can also call the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 to request a copy.

Immunisation records with Council

Council maintains records for people who receive vaccinations through one of our immunisation services. This includes immunisations given at primary school or secondary school.

If you require a record of any immunisations given by Council, complete our request for immunisation history records or contact the Environmental Health unit on (03) 5422 0333.