If the parent/carer tells you they have lost their child's Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement:

To enrol

Do not enrol the child until the acceptable AIR Immunisation History Statement is provided, unless the child is eligible to enrol under the grace period (see below).

Ask the parent/carer to contact the AIR. 

Give the parent/carer AIR contact details, and tell them to request a statement from the AIR.

The parent must obtain the AIR Immunisation History Statement and provide a copy to your service.

Relevant resources

See the Documentation for enrolment section.

See the Helping parents obtain documentation page.

Use the  Immunisation and enrolment decision aid flow chart.

Download the Starting childcare or kindergarten brochure.

After enrolment

Ask the parent/carer to contact the AIR. 

Relevant resources

See the Helping parents obtain documentation page.

Use the Immunisation evidence request decision aid flow chart.

Download the Immunisation after enrolment: fact sheet for parents

See Managing documentation after enrolment page. 

If the family is experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage

To enrol

Consult the parent to find out if they qualify for the 16-week grace period. If so, the child can commence at your service while your service takes reasonable steps to obtain the AIR statement from the parent/carer. 

You should give the parent/carer with information on how to obtain an AIR statement.

Relevant resources

Download the Grace period eligibility assessment form

See the grace period.

After enrolment

Find out what the barrier is to providing a current AIR statement and provide the appropriate resource or details of the relevant support service.

Relevant resources

Download the Immunisation after enrolment: fact sheet for parents.

See the Contacts page for support services for families experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage.

See Managing documentation after enrolment page.

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