In an effort to improve vaccination rates and reduce the spread of vaccine preventable diseases, the Victorian state Government introduced the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation on the 1st of January 2016. This legislation requires confirmation of vaccination status when enrolling in all early childhood education and care services including childcare and kindergarten.

On February 28 2018 this legislation was amended. Immunisation History statements provided by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) are now the only accepted proof of immunisation when enrolling in early childhood education and care services. Previous forms of documentation (eg GP letter or local council statement) are no longer accepted.

More details on the legislation and documentation required are in the Resources section below.


Victorian DHHS – No Jab No Play – Resources for providers

Victorian DHHS – No Jab No Play – Frequently Asked Questions

Better Health Channel – No Jab No Play


Reviewed by: Rachael McGuire (SAEFVIC Research Nurse)
Date: March 2018
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family’s personal health. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult a healthcare professional.

Melbourne University

Welcome to MVEC

The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) is a new web-based initiative, providing up-to-date immunisation information for healthcare professionals, parents and the public.

It is a collaboration between The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and its Melbourne Children’s campus partners (Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The University of Melbourne) and Monash Health.

MVEC aims to address common queries around vaccines and to promote the benefits of immunisation for both children and adults.