Immunisation and Health Check requirements for FTB

No Jab No Pay – immunisation requirements

To meet immunisation requirements and be eligible for the FTB Part A end of year supplement, children need to be up to date with their immunisations, on an approved catch-up schedule or have an approved medical exemption.

Families with children who are not immunised (and do not have an approved exemption) will not receive the FTB Part A end of year supplement.

Vaccine objection (previously known as conscientious objection) is no longer an exemption category. Families with children that do not have an approved exemption — for example a medical exemption (medical contraindication or natural immunity certified by an appropriate medical practitioner) or, in very limited circumstances, a Secretary’s exemption — are not eligible to receive the FTB Part A end of year supplement for that child (except for children under 12 months for the FTB Part A supplement).

For any year a child is not up to date with their immunisations, according to the early childhood vaccination schedule appropriate for the child’s age, the end of year FTB Part A supplement will not be paid for that child.

For further information visit the Department of Human Services website.

Healthy Start for School - Health Check requirement

In addition to the immunisation requirements, parents or carers on income support who receive Family Tax Benefit Part A need to make sure their four year old child gets a health check.

State and Territory based health assessments or a general health check provided by a local GP are acceptable health checks. For example, if you have completed a three year old check outlined in your child’s personal health record book you may meet the requirements of this initiative. 

To avoid any delay in receiving your Family Tax Benefit Part A end of financial year supplement, it is important that you tell Centrelink that your child's health check has been completed.

For more information visit the Department of Human Services website.

For people who do not speak English, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is accessible from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call.

Last updated: