The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccines given to all people in Australia. The AIR includes vaccines given:

  1. under the National Immunisation Program
  2. through school programs
  3. and privately, such as flu or travel.
Collection details
Classification/dimension variables
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Indigenous

Temporal coverage 

from 1/01/1996

Geographical coverage

National and State; Other

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Statistics

Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply).

Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

Data scope 

Originally established as the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register in 1996, to record data on vaccinations provided to children aged up to 7 years, the register was expanded in 2016 to include data for people of all ages. As of 2018 the HPV vaccination register was transferred to the AIR along with records of other school-based immunisation programs. Reporting of adult vaccinations to the AIR was mandated in July 2021 for vaccinations provided under the National Immunisation Program, for influenza and for covid-19. Reporting of other vaccinations is not mandatory.


Admin data

External links and information 

Childhood immunisation coverage | Department of Health and Aged Care