SAFEVAC:  Integrated Vaccine Safety

Welcome to SAFEVAC - an Australian database for reporting of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) and associated clinical visits. Please note this is the same system previously used by reporters (formerly AEFI-CAN).

Currently AEFI reporting can only be completed via this website if the vaccine was administered in Victoria or Western Australia (reports followed up by SAEFVIC or WAVSS respectively).

The mission of SAFEVAC is to promote confidence in the National Immunisation Program through enhancing national vaccine safety monitoring and rapid signal detection.

To help us achieve this we encourage all immunisation providers and vaccinees including healthcare workers to report any unexpected, serious or unusual Adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) to their local surveillance body (see below).

Providers are encouraged to report all vaccine or Drug (program) errors as well.

Details of who you should report to are tabulated below.

State Reporting Service Phone Website
Victoria SAEFVIC 1300 882 924 (option 1) SAEFVIC
Western Australia WAVSS (08) 6456 0208 WAVSS
Australian Capital Territory ACT Health Department 02 5124 9800
New South Wales Local Public Health Unit 1300 066 055
Northern Territory NT Department of Health 08 8922 8044 NT AEFI form
Queensland Queensland Health 07 3328 9888
South Australia SA Department of Health 1300 232 272
Tasmania TAS Department of Health 1800 671 738