Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way to protect people against certain diseases.
The risks of these diseases are far greater than the very small risks of immunisation. Immunisation protects children (and adults) against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation uses the body's natural defence mechanism, the immune response, to build resistance to specific infections.
The City of Hobart conducts free immunisation clinics for children on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Town Hall, Elizabeth Street Conference Room, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart. Access is via the Town Hall Elizabeth Street car park. Free parking is available for clients at the Clinic.
The City administers all vaccinations listed in the National Immunisation Program Schedule including catch-up immunisations. Details of the schedule can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health website.
Council also offers the Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) for 71 – 79 years (until 31 October 2023) and Pneumococcal (Prevenar 13) for 70 years and over. Both are free vaccines.
There are also free flu vaccines available for children from 6 months to under 5 years and for people over 65 years. Our flu vaccines have arrived for 2023 so please book your appointments.
We offer one adult vaccination: dTpa (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) at $60 per dose. This vaccination is important for parents, grandparents and extended family members with babies as it helps to protect the baby against pertussis (whooping cough).
The payment for the dTpa vaccine can be made at the Hobart Council Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart and the receipt bought with you on clinic day.
Book a vaccination
We have a new online booking system to make organising your vaccinations easier.
You will need to register to the Tasmanian Vaccination Booking System in order to make a booking.
If you have already had a vaccine at a state or council run vaccination clinic you may already have an account. In that case, select the Already Registered? link to access your account.
Instructions for booking an appointment online can be found here: Online booking instructions for Council Vaccination Clinics(PDF, 690KB)
Please note: if the person being vaccinated has received prior vaccinations outside of Australia that have not been recorded in myGov, or you are unsure if they have been recorded, please contact the Health Promotion Coordinator on 03 6238 2711 before making an online booking.
Make a booking
If you require any assistance in booking online, please contact the Health Promotion Coordinator on 03 6238 2711.
Upcoming clinic dates
All clinics run from 9 am to 12 pm.
- Wednesday 13 December 2023
- Wednesday 10 January 2024
- Wednesday 24 January 2024
- Wednesday 14 February 2024
- Wednesday 28 February 2024
- Wednesday 13 March 2024
- Wednesday 27 March 2024
- Wednesday 10 April 2024
- Wednesday 24 April 2024
- Wednesday 8 May 2024
- Wednesday 22 May 2024
- Wednesday 12 June 2024
- Wednesday 26 June 2024
- Wednesday 10 July 2024
- Wednesday 24 July 2024
- Wednesday 14 August 2024
- Wednesday 28 August 2024
- Wednesday 11 September 2024
- Wednesday 25 September 2024
- Wednesday 9 October 2024
- Wednesday 23 October 2024
- Wednesday 13 November 2024
- Wednesday 27 November 2024
- Wednesday 11 December 2024
School Based Immunisation Programs
The City of Hobart is undertaking school-based immunisation programs for Year 7 students (human papillomavirus (HPV) and diptheria, tetanus & pertussis (dTpa) and for Year 10 students (meningococcal ACWY).
Change to HPV vaccine dose schedule
From 6 February 2023, the dose schedule for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will change to a single dose, and eligibility for the catch-up program will be extended up to and including 25 years of age under the National Immunisation Program (NIP). For more information please refer to the Fact Sheet from the Department of Health.
Every time a child is immunised the information should be recorded in the Personal Health Record given to parents in the hospital or birth centre after a baby is born. It is important to keep these records as a reminder of when immunisations are due and to check which children in the family are immunised if there is an outbreak of disease. You may also need to show these records when your child starts school. The Personal Health Record and clinic records are completed by the doctor, nurse or health worker giving the immunisation.
Details of immunisations are sent to the Australian Immunisation Register, which is a national database for recording details of vaccinations given in Australia. You can phone the register on 1800 653 809 (free call) for information about your child's vaccination status regardless of where in Australia the vaccination was given.
For more information on our monthly immunisation clinics and school immunisation programs contact us on 03 6238 2711. The Australian Government Department of Health website also has current up to date immunisation information.