Vaccination before the trip to Australia

Recommended vaccinations

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis


Measles, mumps, rubella

Hepatitis B

Recommendation for long-term stays in the country, backpacking, volunteer work, residence, etc.

Japanese encephalitis


Can be recommended to children and young people for long or repeated stays in the country (family connection).

Mandatory vaccinations

Yellow fever

Only if you arrive within 6 days (ie stay, transit> 12h) from areas with yellow-fever transmission.

Other recommendations

Mosquito protection

There is a risk of mosquito-borne diseases. Protect yourself from mosquito bites.

Good to know before the trip to Australia

If you travel to Australia without travel vaccination, you do not really run a major risk of disease. However, vaccination may be required depending on the destination you are arriving from.

If you stopover or travel from countries at risk of Yellow Fever, you must be able to present proof that you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever. These are certain countries from Africa and Central and South America.

As usual when you travel, we recommend that you review your previous vaccinations such as Polio and Tetanus.

Rabies is found among bats in Australia, if you move a lot in the wilderness and caves, it can be smart to get vaccinated against rabies.

You also do not run any direct risk of Hepatitis A or B from going to Australia. However, vaccines against Hepatitis A and B are something we always recommend when traveling on longer trips abroad.

Japanese Encephalitis is another vaccination to consider if you are backpacking and traveling to remote places between December and May. Cases where people become ill have only been recorded between February and April.

Watch out for mosquitoes and other insects that can spread disease. Use mosquito repellent or mosquito spray.

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