Immunisation Exceptions for CCB

Immunisation exceptions

The following table shows the circumstances when a person (1.1.P.80) should be treated as exempt from the immunisation requirements (1.1.I.10) for the purposes of CCB. Any evidence that an individual must supply is listed in the second column of the table.

Exception circumstance Evidence required
  • Medical contraindication
  • Natural immunity
  • An Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) - Immunisation medical exemption form (IM011) signed by a general practitioner (1.1.G.12), or
  • a signed letter, explaining the exception, from:
    • the individual's doctor, or
    • a recognised immunisation provider.
Vaccine not available The Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer must certify in writing that a vaccine, or all vaccines are temporarily unavailable.
Secretary's exemption The Secretary will have powers to grant exemptions in exceptional circumstances.

Act reference: FAAct section 4 Minister's power to make determinations for the purposes of the definition of immunised, section 6 Immunisation requirements

Policy reference: FA Guide 1.1.I.10 Immunisation requirements (FTB, CCB), 1.2.1 Family Tax Benefit (FTB) - Description, 2.6.1 CCB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals, 1.2.4 Child Care Benefit (CCB) - Description, Immunisation - Approved Exemptions (FTB, CCB)

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017