Due to building works commencing soon, the Buninyong Immunisation program will temporarily relocate as follows:
- Girrabanya Children’s Centre
Corner Peel and Steinfeld Streets, Ballarat
Open Clinic: Thursdays 9.00am – 12.00noon
Other days by appointment
All Immunisation appointments and general enquiries: 5320 5155 or at The Phoenix, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat
These arrangements are effective from Tuesday 12 March 2013 until further notice. - Find out more about the centre developments.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against vaccine preventable diseases.
The City of Ballarat immunisation service is offered to ensure the health and wellbeing of every resident in our community by reducing the incidence of vaccine preventable disease. This service provides a number of immunisation programs throughout the Ballarat region including childhood immunisations.
A new childhood immunisation service began on 1 July, 2012. This will replace the service previously provided to babies and children through the Maternal and Child Health service.
City of Ballarat Immunisation Services.
Qualified immunisation nurses provide all scheduled early childhood vaccinations. These are offered in several locations across Ballarat at regular intervals. This service is flexible and offers carers a range of locations and times where they can have scheduled immunisations.
This service provides carers with a choice of :
- A drop-in service is available at a central location
- An appointment service is available at a number of locations
Where and when does the service operate?
The timetable for sessions is available on the Immunisation Calendar and Locations (Calendar Tab at the top of page).
You can also get a copy of the timetable by contacting Councils Family and Childrens services team on 5320 5155.
Will there be a cost?
All residents who are eligible to hold a current Medicare card will be provided with vaccines on the National Immunisation Program free of charge.
What if this service doesn't suit me?
Immunisation services are also readily available through general practitioners, community health centres and Aboriginal health services.
Can I use this service for a catch-up immunisation?
If you have missed a scheduled immunisation and would like to arrange a catch-up vaccine, you can book an appointment at a location and time that suits you.
Councils qualified immunisation nurses understand the process required to provide your child with a catch-up immunisation plan.
I would like to make an appointment
Making an appointment is easy. Call Councils Family and Childrens services team on 5320 5155 to make an appointment.
For more information see the Childhood Immunisation schedule
The School Entry Immunisation Certificate & Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) is a national database that keeps a record of your childrens' immunisations up to the age of 14 years. Immunisation providers report your child's vaccinations to ACIR. A history statement of all your child's immunisations is automatically posted to you at 1, 2 and 5 years of age.
The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register posts a school entry certificate to parents on completion of 4 year old vaccines. If for some reason your child's immunisation records are incomplete, missing or your child has never been vaccinated, contact your local council immunisation service.
Immunisation records are kept by the City of Ballarat for vaccinations provided by the City of Ballarat immunisation programs. A statement can be provided on request. Our records do not include immunisations carried out by other health providers eg. your local doctor or Community Health Centre