The national Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program began in 2007 to protect young women against HPV infections that can lead to cancer and disease later in life. Studies have since shown a substantial drop in HPV-related infection among the vaccinated group.
From 2013, the current school-based program for females aged 12-13 years will be extended to offer HPV vaccination free to males aged 12-13 years, with a catch-up program in 2013 and 2014 for males aged 14-15 years. Parents or guardians are required to complete a consent form and return it to their child’s school to participate in the program.
Once a child’s parent or guardian has consented, the vaccine is given as three injections over a period of six months by qualified immunisation providers. It is important to complete the full course – all three doses – for the best protection.
Rollout of the program in your state/territory
Ongoing HPV vaccinations will occur in the first year of secondary school in your state/territory, with the male catch-up program occurring in year 9 or 10.
Note: males aged 15 years in 2013 who are in the school grade/year above that being vaccinated for HPV, will be eligible to receive the free HPV vaccine at a GP surgery or community health clinic. Please contact your local immunisation provider/GP to arrange vaccination.
Contact details for your state/territory health department and parent consent forms
|Australian Capital Territory||ACT Health||ACT consent form 2012 (PDF 389KB)|
|New South Wales||NSW Ministry of Health||NSW consent_form_(PDF 844KB)|
|Northern Territory||Northern Territory Department of Health||NT consent form (PDF 541KB)|
|Tasmania||Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services||TAS consent form (PDF 106KB)|
|Queensland||Queensland Health||QLD consent form (PDF 1.3MB – large file)|
|South Australia||SA Health||SA consent form Year 8 (PDF 82KB)
SA consent form Year 9 boys (PDF 90KB)
|Victoria||Victorian Department of Health||VIC consent form Year 7 (PDF 389KB)
VIC consent form Year 9 boys (PDF 319KB)
|Western Australia||Western Australia Department of Health||WA consent form (PDF 1MB – large file)|
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