In an effort to improve vaccination rates and reduce the spread of vaccine preventable diseases, the Victorian state Government introduced the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation on the 1st of January 2016. This legislation requires confirmation of vaccination status when enrolling in all early childhood education and care services including childcare and kindergarten.

On February 28 2018 this legislation was amended. Immunisation History statements provided by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) are now the only accepted proof of immunisation when enrolling in early childhood education and care services. Previous forms of documentation (eg GP letter or local council statement) are no longer accepted.

More details on the legislation and documentation required are in the Resources section below.


Reviewed by: Rachael McGuire (SAEFVIC Research Nurse, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute)

Date: March 2018

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

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