The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.

These recommendations are developed by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council(NHMRC).

About the Handbook

What's changed?

The Australian Immunisation Handbook is an up-to-date reference. The following pages have been updated recently. 

Public Consultations

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation consults with stakeholders on proposed changes to vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook. 

A public consultation is now open on proposed changes to maternal pertussis vaccination recommendations in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

The public consultation document can be accessed on Citizen Space

This public consultation will remain open until 11.59pm on 9 February 2019

All parties are welcome to make a submission on draft recommendation/s.

Publication approval

The guideline recommendations were approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 9 July 2018. For additional information see About the Handbook.


The preferred citation provided is: Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). Australian Immunisation Handbook, Australian Government Department of Health, Canberra, 2018,