Immunisations

Immunisation is one of the safest and most effective ways of giving protection against disease, and reducing the spread of infectious diseases in our community.

Most immunisations are offered for free as part of the National Immunisation Program Schedule - a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout your life.  

Nillumbik Shire Council partners with Banyule Council Immunisation Service to deliver immunisations. 

Find more information about the Victorian Immunisation Schedule visit the BetterHealth.vic.gov.au website.

No Jab, No Play

'No Jab, No Play' is the name of legislation that requires all children to be fully vaccinated (unless they have a medical exemption) to be enrolled in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria.

To have an enrolment confirmed for a child in long day care, kindergarten, family day care or occasional care, parents/carers must provide the service with:

  • a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR); AND
  • the statement must show that the child is up to date with all vaccinations that are due for their age, or that they are able to receive. 

You can print a copy of your child’s Immunisation History Statement from your myGov account. If you have difficulty getting a copy via your myGov account you can:

  • call the AIR on phone 1800 653 809
  • visit a Medicare or Centrelink office.

Families who do not hold a Medicare card must call the AIR to request an Immunisation History Statement. 

Find out more at the Victorian Government Health website.