Immunise Australia Program
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Immunise Australia Program. Information Line 1800 671 811
Immunise Australia Program. Information Line 1800 671 811

Immunisation Related Payments for Parents

Information about Government benefits available to parents of children who meet immunisation requirements.


Some Government benefits (see below) are available to parents of children who meet certain immunisation requirements, that is, they are up to date with immunisation or have an appropriate exemption (benefits can be received without a child being fully immunised).

To check your child’s immunisation status, please contact the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR). Contact details for the ACIR can be found on the Useful links page.

To receive benefits without your child being fully immunised your healthcare provider needs to certify that:

If so, you will need to complete the Immunisation exemption: Medical contraindication form available on the Department of Human Services website with the assistance of your healthcare provider. This information will then be recorded with the ACIR.

You can refuse to be vaccinated on non-medical grounds if you have a personal, philosophical, religious or medical belief that your child should not be immunised. You will need to complete the Immunisation exemption: Conscientious objection form available on the Department of Human Services website with the assistance of your healthcare provider. This information will then be recorded with the ACIR.

For further information on changes to the National Immunisation Schedule and Related Payments:


Page last modified: 12 September, 2013