Maternity Immunisation Allowance

Maternity Immunisation Allowance is a non-income tested payment to encourage parents to immunise their children.

You may be eligible for Maternity Immunisation Allowance if:

  • you make a claim on or before your child's 5th birthday
  • you are eligible for Family Tax Benefit for the child (disregarding the FTB income test)
  • you have care of your child for 35% of the time or more
  • you meet the residence requirements
  • your child meets the immunisation requirements - between 18–24 months old for the 1st amount, and between 4–5 years old for the 2nd amount.

Note: To meet the immunisation requirements your child must be fully immunised, on a recognised immunisation catch up schedule, or have an approved exemption.


Further information

·        visit

·        call the Family Assistance Office on 13 6150  or

·        visit the Family Assistance Office located in Medicare offices and Centrelink Customer Service Centres