Fact Sheet for Vaccination Providers: The Australian Immunisation Register

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) commenced in September 2016, expanding upon the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) by capturing vaccines administered throughout a person’s life.

Page last updated: 14 October 2016

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The Register is changing

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) commenced in September 2016, expanding upon the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) by capturing vaccines administered throughout a person’s life.

This means you still report all National Immunisation Program (NIP) vaccines, and most privately purchased vaccines, given to people of all ages in Australia. Visit the Department of Human Services (DHS) website for details on vaccinations accepted in the AIR. You can check a patient’s immunisation history on the AIR site.

What you need to do

The name change and expanded capacity does not affect the way you report vaccinations in the AIR. You can do this in the following ways:

More information

For more information about the AIR visit the DHS website or contact them on 1800 653 809.

For information about the NIP visit the Immunise Australia website or contact your state or territory Health Department on:

  • ACT - (02) 6205 2300
  • QLD - 13 Health (13 43 25 84)
  • NSW - 1300 066 055
  • VIC - 1300 882 008
  • WA - (08) 9388 4868
  • SA - 1300 232 272
  • TAS - 1800 671 738
  • NT - (08) 8922 8044

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