Immunisation records and registers
An immunisation record refers to a person’s immunisation history which includes details about when and what vaccines have been administered. All vaccinations provided to an individual should be reported to the Australian Immunisation Register by health care providers.
There are two national immunisation registers that currently exist in Australia.
- The Australian Immunisation Register
- National HPV Vaccination program Registers
Australian Immunisation Register
The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia. The AIR captures all National Immunisation Program (NIP), and most privately purchased vaccines, given to people of all ages.
Health professionals administering vaccines record this information on the Immunisation Register.
Health professionals access and registering with AIR
For health professionals requiring assistance with registration see How to register as a provider and request access to the AIR information guide (PDF 355KB).
Immunisation History Statements
Immunisation History Statements may be necessary for child care, and school enrolment, employment at certain workplaces and are currently used to determine eligibility for some family assistance payments under the No Jab No Pay Policy. Immunisation history statements are available from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
Statements are automatically generated upon completion of the childhood vaccination schedule (usually around four years of age) and are mailed to the address most recently recorded by Medicare for that individual. Parents of children under 14 years old and young individuals between 14 and 20 years can obtain an AIR Statement.
You can obtain your AIR Statement in the following ways:
- Online - through MyGov once an account has been created
- Medicare Express Plus App - once a MyGov account has been created
- Over the counter - at a Medicare Service Centre
- Phone - call AIR on 1800 653 809
Vaccinations given through school programs may not appear in this statement.
National HPV Vaccination Program Register
A National HPV Vaccination Program Register (HPV Register) collects information of individuals vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). Letters are sent to advising their vaccine course is:
- incomplete and further vaccines will be required to complete the course or
For more information, go to the National HPV Vaccination Program Register.
School Immunisation Records
Students who received vaccines through the School Immunisation Program are provided with a School Immunisation Program - Personal Immunisation Record at the time they are immunised. To receive copies of school immunisation records, contact the immunisation provider (PDF 456KB) who administered the vaccines; in most cases this is the local council where the school is located.
Your doctor may also have immunisation records.