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Yellow fever is a quarantinable disease in Australia under the provisions of the International Health Regulations 2005 (IHR). The purpose of the IHR is to prevent the international spread of disease.
Many countries require arriving travellers who have come from, or travelled through, a yellow fever risk area to hold a valid International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis or valid letter of exemption before entering these countries.
The yellow fever vaccination requirements for entry into each country vary considerably. Travellers should check the yellow fever vaccination entry requirements for the countries they intend to enter or transit through before they leave Australia. You can contact the country’s foreign embassy or consulate in Australia or visit
Smartraveller for vaccination requirements for other countries.
Find up-to-date information about the risk of yellow fever in travel destinations from:
Travellers should seek medical advice on vaccination for their individual medical circumstances, particularly about the suitability of yellow fever vaccine for infants, pregnant women and those who are immuno-compromised.
Additional information on yellow fever vaccination can be found in
The Australian Immunisation Handbook
Yellow fever vaccinations must be provided by an approved yellow fever vaccination clinic. These clinics will provide a vaccination certificate in the form approved by the WHO, and completed according to WHO requirements. The World Health Organisation has recently recommended that a single dose of yellow fever vaccine provides life-long immunity to the disease.
Enter your suburb or postcode in the
search tool to find the nearest yellow fever vaccination clinic. The information is also available to
download as PDF.
Further information on yellow fever for travellers and professionals can be found in the
Australian Government's Yellow Fever fact sheet.
The yellow fever vaccine has international certification requirements which must be completed in line with the WHO’s International Health Regulations (2005). The yellow fever vaccine can only be administered by accredited providers at an approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
Immunisation providers wishing to become an approved yellow fever vaccination clinic must complete the
Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre application package and contact their local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055.
Only those providers who are approved by the Public Health Unit, and are issued an individually numbered stamp, are authorised to purchase and provide yellow fever vaccination.
The yellow fever vaccine can only be administered by accredited providers at an approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres are required to comply with the conditions of their yellow fever appointment including maintaining a list of accredited practitioners in the practice. An accredited practitioner is a practitioner that has completed the online
Yellow Fever Vaccination Learning module every 3 years.
Any change of details including change of individual practitioners must be notified to
MOH-Vaccreports@health.nsw.gov.au within 7 days using the
change of details form.
The Australian Government Department of Health has developed
National Guidelines for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres and Providers.
update for yellow fever vaccination centres and providers and
frequently asked questions provide information on how these guidelines affect your yellow fever vaccination centre and individual practitioner accreditation requirements.