Proposed amendment to the Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015

Closed 15 Nov 2020

Opened 5 Nov 2020

Overview

Changes to the Australian Immunisation Register legislation

We're seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015 (AIR Act).

The proposed amendment to the AIR Act is to make it mandatory for all recognised vaccination providers to submit vaccines to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

The proposed legislative changes will not make having a vaccine mandatory, rather it will be mandatory for vaccination providers to report that vaccines have been administered.

Your feedback will help the Department ensure that changes made to the Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015 align with community and stakeholder expectations.

A link to the consultation paper can be found below. Feedback through this consultation process can be on any aspect of the proposed change.

Why we are consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholder and community feedback on the proposed legislation changes. Submissions will be considered when developing the Bill that will be introduced to Parliament.

What happens next

Feedback on the proposed changes will be considered to inform the scope of any amendments introduced to Parliament.

Audiences

  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Businesses
  • Aged care workforce
  • Aged care professionals

Interests

  • Immunisation