Immunisation records

With vaccinations required at different stages of life, it can be hard keeping track of what vaccines you or your child has received.

Recording vaccinations

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) collects vaccination information for all children, adolescents and adults in Australia. Ask your immunisation provider to report vaccinations you receive directly to AIR. Your vaccinations will be recorded when your immunisation provider sends your vaccination details to AIR.

Any vaccination given in Australia since 1 January 1996 can be recorded on AIR. Ask your doctor or immunisation provider to update your record on AIR.

If you are vaccinated while living or travelling overseas, obtain a copy of the details and ask your doctor or immunisation provider when you return to Australia to add this information to your AIR record.

Accessing records

You can get your own or your child’s immunisation history statement from AIR. There are several ways to access a statement:

If your child is 14 years or older, they will need their own myGov account to access their immunisation history statement.

You can also ask your doctor to access AIR and print an immunisation history statement. Immunisation history statements may be required when enrolling your child at an early childhood education and care service. Check with your service to find out what their policy is.

If you can’t access your immunisation history statement, are unsure of what vaccinations you may have had when living in another country or prior to it being recorded on the AIR then please speak to your doctor or other health provider.