​​“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, 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. This page 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.

Note: The meningococcal B vaccine is not included in the assessment of family assistance payments. Children should not be excluded from childcare if the meningococcal B vaccine has not been received.

Current as at: Tuesday 12 December 2023
Contact page owner: Immunisation