Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) and COVID 19

The Australian Government is working hard to make safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available for all Australians from early 2021. You can support the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines by ensuring that healthcare providers are able to record COVID-19 vaccines on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) using your product.

We recently published information about new AIR functions on the Developer Portal and recognise that products would need to be developed quickly to support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. There are a range of options available to you depending on the channel you use and your capability and resources. The options are:

Option 1. Develop all available AIR web services. You’ll only need to pass Notice of Integration (NOI testing) once and can then make this functionality available to your clients.

Option 2. Develop AIR web services in 2 phases. You’ll need to pass NOI testing twice and tell us your timeframes for Phase 2 when you book in for Phase 1 testing.

Phase 1 – develop now

Phase 2 – develop later

  • Identify individual
  • Record natural immunity
  • Record encounter
  • Get Immunisation History Statement
  • Get immunisation history
  • Get natural immunity history
  • Update encounter
  • Get vaccine trial history
  • Record medical contraindication
  • Get authorisation access list
  • Get medical contraindication history
  • Planned catch up date
  • Update Indigenous status


  • Add Additional Vaccines Required indicator


  • Remove Additional Vaccines Required indicator


Option 3. Develop new functionality for adaptor technology while you are transitioning to web services. This option is only available to software developers upgrading existing adaptor products already connected to the AIR. Support for adaptor technology will still cease in March 2022 and you will need to undertake testing with our systems.

If you want to develop a new product to connect to the AIR you need to do this through web services.

Read more about developing AIR functionality for COVID-19 vaccines in our Factsheet.

 Click here to download the AIR Factsheet