Department of Health
The Department of Health has a diverse set of responsibilities, but throughout there is a common purpose: Better health and active ageing for all Australians.
GPO Box 9848,
Canberra ACT 2601,
Ph: 1800 020 103
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
A national register administered by the Department of Human Services records details of vaccinations given to children under seven years of age who live in Australia.
For further information on how to obtain your child’s immunisation history statement go to the Frequently Asked Questions
Ph: 1800 653 809
National HPV Vaccination Program Register (HPV Register)
The National HPV Vaccination Program Register (HPV Register) collects data to evaluate the impact of the HPV Vaccination Program on cervical cancer rates, to issue reminders if the course is incomplete, to issue confirmation the course is complete and to contact vaccine recipients if booster doses are required.
Ph: 1800 478 734
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
Conducts a range of assessment and monitoring activities to ensure therapeutic goods available in Australia are of an acceptable standard with the aim of ensuring that the Australian community has access, within a reasonable time, to therapeutic advances.
PO Box 100,
Woden ACT 2606
Ph: 1800 020 653
Consumer Adverse Medicine Events Line
For reporting or advice on adverse drug reactions or errors associated with medicine use.
Ph: 1300 134 237
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National is provided by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for people who do not speak English and for the English speakers who need to communicate with them. TIS National has access to over 1300 contracted interpreters across Australia, speaking more than 120 languages and dialects. TIS National is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for any person or organisation in Australia requiring interpreting services.
Ph: 131 450
The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)
Conducts research and provides independent expert advice about all aspects of diseases which can be prevented by vaccination, particularly in children.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Locked Bag 4001
Westmead NSW 2145
Ph: 02 9845 1433
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research, developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: 1300 064 672
SA Immunisation Calculator
The SA Immunisation Calculator is a national resource for health care providers to work out an appropriate catch-up schedule for Australian children up to their 7th birthday, according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule.
ACT Health (Australian Capital Territory)
Locked Bag 5005
Weston Creek ACT 2611
Ph: (02) 6205 2300
New South Wales Ministry of Health
Locked Mail Bag 961
North Sydney NSW 2059
Contact your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055
Northern Territory Department of Health and Families
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8315
South Australia Department of Health
PO Box 6,
Rundle Mall, SA 5000
Ph: 1300 232 272
Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services
Ph: 1800 671 738
Victorian Department of Health
50 Lonsdale Street
Ph: 1300 882 008
Western Australia Department of Health
PO Box 8172
Perth Business Centre 6849
Ph: (08) 9388 4878
Information about immunisation standards, financing, supply and procurement, service delivery and accelerated disease control, vaccine research and development, immunisation safety and immunisation surveillance, assessment and monitoring.
List of WHO topics about vaccines.
United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A major operational component of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is recognised globally for its research and investigations into public health issues.
Vaccines & Immunizations
Information about a wide range of vaccine and immunisation-related topics.