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Children moving from overseas

Immunisation for children moving to Australia

If you move to Australia from overseas you need to ensure your child's previous immunisations are recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

When you arrive in Australia, take all documents about your child's overseas immunisations to your doctor or immunisation provider who will create or update your child's record on AIR, and let you know if your child needs additional immunisations to be fully protected under the National Immunisation Program Schedule (external site).

If translation or support services are needed:

  1. it is recommended to ask your doctor or immunisation provider, and they will liaise with the local WA Health Public Health Unit for document translation, or
  2. apply for the document translating service for Australian citizens and immigrants at the Department of Home Affairs (external site).


More information

Visit the Department of Human Services (external site) or phone the AIR on 1800 653 809.

Last reviewed: 13-12-2019

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