Yellow fever is a viral haemorrhagic fever occurring in some regions of Africa, Central America and South America. Yellow fever is a quarantinable disease in Australia. People who are one year of age or older must hold an international vaccination certificate if, within six days before arriving in (or returning to) Australia, they have stayed overnight or longer in a declared yellow fever infected country. Travellers should seek medical advice on vaccination for their individual medical circumstances, particularly about the suitability of yellow fever vaccine for infants, pregnant women and those who are immuno-compromised.
Yellow fever vaccinations must be provided by an approved yellow fever vaccination clinic. These clinics will provide a vaccination certificate in the form approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and completed according to WHO requirements. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for ten years and begins 10 days after vaccination.
For details of your nearest yellow fever vaccination clinic, please click here.
Immunisation providers wishing to become an approved yellow fever vaccination clinic must contact their local Public Health Unit. Only those providers who are approved by the Public Health Unit, and are issued an individually numbered stamp, are authorised to provide yellow fever vaccination.
Further information on yellow fever for travellers and professionals can be found in the Australian Government's Yellow Fever fact sheets. The webpage also contains details for for approved yellow fever providers to order the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis in the form approved by WHO.