If you travel outside Australia, you may get sick from a number of diseases that are preventable by vaccination. Different vaccines are needed for certain countries. You should consult your doctor or visit a travel health clinic 6 to 12 weeks before you travel.

The recommended vaccines for travelling depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy or planning pregnancy
  • Underlying medical conditions
  • Vaccination history
  • Location
  • Season of travel

Potential diseases to be vaccinated against before travelling

Check with your doctor or travel health clinic.

  • Influenza
  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis A
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Meningococcal
  • Rabies
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever

What can I do?

Travel is an important time to check whether you and your children are up to date with your vaccinations. These can be routine childhood vaccinations and boosters.


Department of Health. (2019). Immunisation for Travel. https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/immunisation-for-travel