“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 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.