Immunisation Information for Parents (“No Jab, No Play”)
The Victorian Government passed new immunisation legislation named ‘No Jab, No Play’, which took effect on 1 January 2016.
Victoria’s “No Jab, No Play” laws are aimed at increasing childhood immunisation rates across Victoria.
Therefore, from 1 January 2016, all parents/guardians enrolling their child at an early childhood service in Victoria must provide evidence that their child is:
- is up to date with vaccinations for their age OR
- is on a recognised vaccine catch-up schedule OR
- has a medical condition preventing them from being fully vaccinated.
Therefore, to accept a place at Highmount Preschool we require you to provide a copy of one of the above three points. Your place cannot be confirmed until this documentation has been received by Highmount Preschool.
Documents produced by GPs or other immunisation providers will no longer be acceptable as proof of immunisation.
From November, all parents will need to provide Immunisation History Statements to early childhood services at regular intervals – not only on enrolment. This will provide additional prompts to ensure their child’s immunisation is up-to-date for their age.
How can parents/carers get an Immunisation History Statement from the AIR?
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.
A Translating and Interpreting Service is available by calling 131 450, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:45pm.
What immunisations are required for children at childcare and kindergarten?
The immunisation schedule for vaccines outlines what vaccines are available under the National Immunisation Program and when they should be received.
Where can parents/carers go for immunisation services?
Local council immunisation services (free service), GPs and health clinics can provide immunisation services.
If your child is not fully immunised, or if you are not sure if your child is fully immunised, or you’re interested to find out more, you may wish to visit
Vulnerable and disadvantaged children are eligible to enrol under a grace period – without having provided proof of up to date immunisation – to allow families to continue accessing services while they seek advice and assistance to get their child’s vaccination schedule on track.
About Commonwealth ‘No Jab, No Play’ initiative
Under the Commonwealth Government No Jab No Pay law, in effect from 1 January 2016, families are no longer eligible for family assistance payments if their children (up to the age of 19) are not fully immunised or if they do not have an approved medical exemption.
For information call the Families and Parent Line on 13 61 50 or visit the website.
Questions or concerns about immunisation or particular vaccines should be directed to a doctor or immunisation nurse.