Guide to Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

The information below relates to the whole of life Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) and reflects the change over from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR). Visit the Department of Human Services (external site) for detailed information about this register for immunisation providers.

The AIR is a national register that records the details of vaccinations given to both adults and children living in Australia.

This includes vaccines:

  • that were on the ACIR (child)
  • given since September 2016 (adult and child).

The Guide to Using the Australian Immunisation Register (PDF 1MB) outlines the process for vaccination providers to follow, including:

  • the benefits of having access to AIR
  • requesting AIR access
  • initial log-in
  • AIR secure email
  • reports available from the AIR site.

Please note: This is a live document. For the most up to date information please refer to the Australian Government Department of Human Services (external site).

Mandatory reporting to the Australian Immunisation Register

A new legislation has passed through the Australian Parliament, making it a requirement for all vaccination providers to report vaccinations to the AIR. The Australian Immunisation Register Amendment (Reporting) Rules 2021 were registered on 19 February 2021.

  • It is now mandatory for all immunisation providers to report all influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations they administer to the AIR.
  • This requirement will extend to all National Immunisation Program (NIP) vaccinations from 1 July 2021.

Investigation of Western Australian children with no vaccinations recorded on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register

This report describes a WA Health investigation into the reasons that WA children had no immunisations on the previously operational Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR). The main reason was that children had moved from overseas but previous immunisations had not been added to the ACIR.

Investigation of Western Australian children with no vaccinations recorded on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (Word 1.41MB)

More information

Immunisation, Surveillance and Disease Control Program

8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 9222 2486
Fax: 9222 0228
Email: ISDC@health.wa.gov.au

Address:
189 Royal Street, East Perth WA 6004

Postal address:
Immunisation, Surveillance and Disease Control Program
Department of Health WA
PO Box 8172, Perth Business Centre, Perth WA 6849