We provide a free adult and infant immunisation service for all residents, to protect against serious illnesses and diseases. Immunisation sessions are held on a monthly basis at 12 centres throughout the Shire.

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against many diseases. After immunisation, your child is far less likely to catch the disease if there are cases in the community. The risks associated with these diseases are far greater than the very small risks associated with immunisation.

If enough people in the community are immunised, the infection can no longer be spread from person to person and the disease dies out altogether. This is how smallpox was eliminated from the world and why polio has disappeared from many countries.

Immunisation sessions schedule


All forms of immunisation work in the same way. When someone is injected with, or swallows a vaccine, their body produces what is called an 'immune response'. If the person comes in contact with the disease in the future, the body knows it has previously been exposed to the disease and is able to make a further 'immune response' fast enough to prevent the person getting sick.

Recommended schedule

Age Diseases immunised against
Birth Hepatitis B
2 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenzae type B(Hib), Polio, Pneumococcal, RotaVirus
4 months Diphtheria Tetanus Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenzae type B(Hib), Polio, Pneumococcal, RotaVirus
6 months Diphtheria Tetanus Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type B(Hib), Polio, Pneumococcal, RotaVirus
12 months Measles Mumps Rubella, Haemophilis Influenzae type B(Hib), Meningococcal C
18 months Measles Mumps Rubella Chickenpox
4 years Diphtheria Tetanus Whooping Cough Polio, Measles Mumps Rubella
Year 7 secondary school Human Papillomavirus (3 doses) *NB:- from 2012-2014 year 9 boys are also eligible to recieve the HPV vaccine as part of a catch up schedule, Chicken Pox - recommended even if previously vaccinated for chickenpox or had the disease.
Year 10 secondary school Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (Boostrix)

School entry immunisation status certificate

All children starting at a new school are required to present their school with a certificate or statement of immunisation status. When your child has received their final immunisation boosters at age four, the information will be uploaded to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) website, which then issues parents with a statement of immunisation stating your child is fully immunised for school entry.

For further information on how to obtain an immunisation certificate or statement, contact Council on 1300 787 624 or the ACIR on 1800 653 809.

Contact us

Contact us on 1300 787 624 for any queries in relation to any vaccinations you or your family may require.

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