Requirements for immunisation vary according to the level of education in which a child/student is enrolling. Changes in NSW in 2018 have meant that a child cannot enrol in an early childhood education service operating under the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations (such as a preschool or long day care centre) unless approved documentation is provided showing that they are fully vaccinated for their age, or are on a recognised catch-up schedule, or have a medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Parents of children enrolling in primary or secondary schools must be asked for an approved immunisation certificate, but if this is not available, the student may still be enrolled, subject to required procedures (e.g. unvaccinated children may be excluded from school for the duration of an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease).

Early Childhood Education Services

Information about immunisation requirements for Early Childhood Education Services.

Primary Schools

Information about immunisation requirements for Primary Schools.

Secondary Schools

Information about immunisation requirements for Secondary Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

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