Immunisations for Families Arriving from Overseas

If your child has been vaccinated overseas, Council can assist you in ensuring your child is up to date according to the National Immunisation Program. You are required to provide a copy of the overseas vaccination records.

Calculating a catch-up schedule may take up to two weeks. When complete you will be contacted via email and be advised to book at a Council immunisation session.

You will need to obtain a formal translation if the records are not in English

Translation Services

Language Loop

This service is for residents who have been in Australia for more than two years – a fee applies.
Language Loop
9280 1941

For verbal translating and interpreting service.  Call 131 450

Updating Your Vaccinations

If you wish to vaccinate your child through Council’s immunisation service you must:

  1. If your immunisation history is in another language other than English, it will need to be translated prior to submitting.
  2. Report immunisation details via the online form and attach any records you may have
  3. Submit your details

You can also contact your GP for advice about vaccination catch-ups and updating your child’s overseas history to the Australian Immunisation Register.

Adding your overseas COVID-19 vaccinations to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

If you’ve received an approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna or Novavax vaccine) while overseas, you can have it recorded on the AIR when you return to Australia. Contact a recognised vaccination provider to record your overseas vaccinations on AIR.

As Council is not a provider of COVID-19 vaccinations it is unable to provide this service.

For further details visit the Australian Government help adding overseas vaccinations webpage.