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Mount Alexander Shire Council provides immunisations to children based on the National Immunisation Program. Local General Practices also offer immunisation services.
The Maternal and Child Health Service offer immunisations to children aged 0-5 by appointment.
School Immunisation Program
Council visits all schools in the Mount Alexander Shire that have secondary school classes and offers vaccinations according to the National Immunisation Program.
A consent card must be signed by a parent/guardian before any vaccine can be given.
On the day of vaccination, each vaccinated student will be given a form to take home stating what vaccines were given. This form should be kept with previous immunisation records.
What if your child misses the school immunisation session?
If your child was absent on the day of vaccinations please contact an Environmental Health Officer for advice about catch up doses.
For more information on the school immunisation program visit our immunisation page.
Contacting an immunisation provider
Maternal & Child Health can be contacted on (03) 5471 1822
Healthy Environments (school immunisation program) (03) 5471 1768
Requesting immunisation records
Council’s Healthy Environments Unit can provide secondary school immunisation records for individuals that have been immunised through a Mount Alexander Shire Council immunisation service for a fee of $25. Council is not able to provide records of immunisation given by doctors or other providers. For immunisations given to children under the age of 7 years, immunisation records are available by contacting the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) on 1800 653 809.
Application for immunisation record
Mount Alexander Shire has an active Australian Breastfeeding Association group who have a calendar of activities and also hire breast pumps.
To find out about groups and for 24hr breastfeeding support PH. 1800 686 268 or
Where are we?
15 Lyttleton Street
Castlemaine Vic 3450
How to contact us
Phone: (03) 5472 1364, please leave a message on the answering machine.
When are we open?
Monday to Friday 9:00am- 4:30pm except Public Holidays.
Drop in session on Mondays from 1.00pm to 4.00pm with no appointment required. Appointments are required at all other times.
The centre has a baby care room, toilet, kitchen and comfortable lounge available during opening hours.