​“No Jab, No Pay” is an Australian Government initiative to help ensure all children are fully immunised in line with the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule

To access family assistance payments, children (up to 19 years of age) must:

  • meet the immunisation requirements for Australian Government family assistance payments (Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement, Child Care Subsidy), or
  • be on an approved catch-up schedule, or
  • have a medical exemption recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). 

The vaccines required under No Jab, No Pay are detailed on the Department of Social Services vaccination schedules webpage. This webpage also describes what is meant by "up-to-date" and "approved catch-up schedule".

To help parents meet the immunisation requirements, all young people up 19 years of age can access free catch-up vaccines. 

Current as at: Wednesday 30 September 2020
Contact page owner: Immunisation