Vaccination is offered to infants and children aged 0–4 years of age in Victoria under the National Immunisation Program. Infants and children can receive these free vaccinations at immunisation sessions run by local councils or from a general practitioner.
- The provides free essential vaccines to protect eligible people against a range of diseases.
- Additional NIP-funded vaccines are recommended for children with specified medical risk conditions and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
- Resources are available to support the development of plans for eligible children.
- Promote Influenza vaccine for all infants and children aged from six months to under five years and children of all ages with medical risk conditions.
- No Jab, No Play legislation requires children to be up-to-date with immunisations for their age to enrol in early childhood education services.
- A child must have an immunisation status certificate to enrol in primary school.
Hepatitis B birth dose
Infant and childhood vaccination schedule
Children younger than 5 years old and children of any age with certain medical conditions, are at higher risk of developing serious Influenza related complications. For more information on the NIP-funded influenza vaccine for all children aged from six months to under five years, and children with medical risk conditions, visit .
No Jab No Play for early childhood education and care services
No jab no play guidance for staff of early childhood education and care services.
Primary school immunisation requirements
By law, a child must have an immunisation status certificate to enrol in primary school.
Reviewed 25 October 2023