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Are there free vaccines for babies and infants?

Page last updated 27 July 2020

Yes. All vaccines listed on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) are free. However, your healthcare provider or GP may charge you a consultation fee. 

There are additional vaccines that are not provided free as part of the NIP, which your GP may recommend, for example, those against the flu, vaccines against different types of meningococcal strains and travel vaccines.9 Your GP or practice nurse will be able to advise you about the benefits and risks of these immunisations for your baby.  

In addition, children with certain medical conditions may be eligible for additional vaccines for free. Speak with your GP or practice nurse for more information.

Sources & Citations

2. Australian Government. Department of Health. How do I immunise my child? Available at: (accessed 14 May 2020).

5. Baby Centre, What extra immunisations are available? Available at (accessed 14 May 2020).

MAT-AU-2000085 - Date of preparation July 2020