Find out what vaccinations your child should get before enrolling in school, and what documentation you need to provide.
Parents are required to provide an immunisation certificate when enrolling their child at a primary school.
The NSW Immunisation Schedule (PDF) can tell you what diseases your child should be immunised against, and at what age they should receive each immunisation.
The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) records all your child’s vaccinations.
Some children may be exempt from vaccinations due to medical reasons or natural immunity. This will still be captured on their immunisation history statement as ‘up to date’.
If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you can still enrol them without an immunisation certificate.
However, if there is an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease, your child may be asked to stay at home until it is safe to return to school.
Find out more about primary school entry and immunisation at NSW Health.