NCIRS immunisation schedules

These schedules summarise immunisation recommendations for people in Australia. They include vaccinations funded under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) as well as other recommendations in accordance with the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Occasionally, the ages at which some NIP vaccines are administered and the brands of vaccine used vary between states and territories. It is therefore important to also check the immunisation schedule for your jurisdiction (see below).

Adults may require additional doses of certain vaccines to what is outlined in these schedules if they did not receive adequate vaccine doses during their childhood (either as a result of certain vaccines not being available at that time or due to later schedule changes). 


National Immunisation Program Schedule

The NIP schedule is a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout a person's life. The immunisations range from birth through adulthood. All vaccines listed in the NIP schedule are provided free by the Australian Government.


State and territory immunisation schedules

Note: There may be slight variations in the immunisation schedules of states and territories.


Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination

Note: Access to BCG vaccination varies in different states and territories.


Travel vaccines

People who are planning to travel overseas may need some additional vaccines for protection against infectious diseases to which they may be exposed at the relevant destinations. 

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Last updated March 2024