​Commonwealth-funded additional free vaccines

The Commonwealth Government funds a range of vaccines missed in childhood under the National Immunisation Program. Detailed information is available on the Commonwealth's catch-up immunisation webpage. If you're eligible for a catch-up vaccine, please discuss with your local GP or pharmacist immuniser. 

NSW-funded additional free vaccines

The following table indicates additional vaccines provided free in NSW for eligible people and for post-exposure treatment for hepatitis A and Australian bat lyssavirus or rabies exposures.

Vaccine Eligibility
​Hepatitis A​Post-exposure treatment for Hepatitis A exposures (order via Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055)


Hepatitis B​  

As recommended by the Australian Immunisation Handbook, hepatitis B vaccination is recommended and free for:

  • Aboriginal people
  • Household and sexual contacts of acute and chronic hepatitis B cases
  • Immunosuppressed people
  • People with HIV or hepatitis C
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Injecting drug users
  • Sex workers
  • Clients of sexual health clinics (at LHD discretion)

Hepatitis B vaccine is not free for persons outside of these priority populations,  healthcare students or persons travelling overseas 

​Japanese encephalitis 

For more information refer to Japanese encephalitis virus va​ccination


  • Unvaccinated individuals born during or after 1966​
  • For vaccination of rubella seronegative post natal women

  • All sexually active gay and bisexual men (cis and trans)
  • Sexual partners of the people above
  • Sex workers
For more information refer to​​ Mpox Vaccination

Rabies vaccine and human rabies immunoglobulin​
  • Post-exposure treatment for Australian bat lyssavirus and rabies exposures (order via Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055)​  
Current as at: Friday 26 April 2024
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