The Northern Territory Immunisation Register (NTIR) is based at the Centre for Disease Control in Darwin, and contains details of vaccines administered to adults and children in the Northern Territory since 1991. The NTIR transmits vaccine information to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) and to the National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Program Register.
Vaccine providers including remote and urban community care centres and clinics, hospitals, and GP surgeries are encouraged to send information about all vaccines that they have administered however not all providers participate and not all vaccines are recorded on the NTIR. Routine recording of influenza vaccine administered to adults was included on the NTIR from 2009.
The NTIR Help Desk provides information about immunisation records to service providers and members of the public throughout the Northern Territory.
The Information desk can be contacted by phone on 08 8922 8315 (Top End) or 08 8951 6928 (Central Australia ) or by fax on 08 89228897.
The Information desk is open from Monday to Friday 8 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm.
Who has access to your immunisation records?
Immunisation records on the NTIR are subject to security and privacy principles in the same way as other health information. Access to the NTIR is only given to healthcare staff involved in the direct care of that individual.
How do I check immunisation records for myself or my child?
The NTIR contains a record of vaccines given in the Northern Territory since 1991 and a personal record statement can be obtained by telephoning 08 89228315.
Vaccines given outside the Northern Territory
The NTIR does not contain records of vaccines given elsewhere and you should contact your previous health care provider for this information.
Immunisation statements for children can also be obtained from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) by phoning 1800 653 809 or contacting a Medicare office.
Online NTIR access for health care providers
Northern Territory immunisation records can be accessed from a secure internet site by approved vaccine providers. For further information: .Guidelines for access to the NT Immunisation Records Internet Site (Adobe PDF document - 103KB) I docx (65KB)
Application form to access this site, complete form, signed by health providers manager and return: NT Immunisation Internet Registration Form (Adobe PDF document - 22KB) I RTF (109KB).
Instructions on how to use the NT Immunisation Records web site are available at: How to Access the NT Immunisation Register (Adobe PDF document - 507KB) I docx (622KB)
Office of Children and Families (OCF) staff can access immunisation records of children in their care by completing the OCF request for immunisation information form (Adobe PDF document - 22KB) I RTF (29KB) which can be faxed to 08 89228897 or posted to NTIR, Centre for Disease Control, PO Box 40596, Casuarina, NT 0811.
The immunisation team will clarify whether any catch-up immunisations are due, and if so, will advise that the child should attend their vaccine provider for further advice. Information will be emailed or faxed back to OCF.
More information can be found at www.informationsharing.nt.gov.au