Kids Research, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network,
Cnr Hawkesbury Rd &
Hainsworth St, Westmead

Post: Locked Bag 4001,
Westmead NSW 2145, Australia

P: The NCIRS phone line will remain unattended until further notice. Please send an email to as this inbox will be checked regularly. 

If you have an urgent immunisation-related question, please contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

F: (612) 9845 1418

Media enquiries (if you are a member of the public seeking advice, please see above):


NCIRS is located in the Kids Research building, situated next door to The Children's Hospital at Westmead (refer to map). 

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Our primary role in Australia is to provide expert technical immunisation advice to government. We operate independently of the Australian Government Department of Health.

We are unable to provide patient-specific medical advice via email. Please visit your General practitioner (GP) to discuss your specific clinical situation.

Healthcare providers are advised to contact the appropriate immunisation specialist service in your state if additional clinical support is required. 

Please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for additional information about COVID-19 vaccines, eligibility, vaccination bookings and immunisation certificates.

The NCIRS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage also has answers to many commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines. 


Where we are

By taxi

If travelling by taxi, direct the driver to drop you at the front entrance of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

By train

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is a short walking distance from Westmead Station (approx. 1km). If you require further information visit Transport for NSW.

By bus

There are several bus routes to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. For further information visit Transport for NSW.

By car

Limited paid public parking including disabled parking is available in the Children's Hospital Medical Centre / visitor’s car park.