Vaccines for everyone in Australia

COVID-19 vaccines will be free for everyone living in Australia. You will not need a prescription from a GP to get vaccinated.

Book or register for COVID-19 vaccination

Using the Eligibility Checker, you can find out which phase of the rollout you are in.
If you are eligible, you will be able to view vaccination clinics and book an appointment.

If you are not yet eligible, you will be able to register your interest so that you can be notified when you are able to book.

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker

Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to find out when you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Will I be able to choose where I can book?

If you are eligible to book, you will be able to view and select clinic locations based on the postcode you enter.

What happens if there are no clinics or appointments in my area?

Appointments on the vaccine clinic finder will increase as general practices get set up and receive vaccines. More appointments will become available as more clinics come on-board, and more vaccine becomes available. People are encouraged to continue to check the vaccine clinic finder each week if they cannot secure an appointment in the first week.

This image outlines the steps taken to be vaccinated for COVID-19; 1. Patient screening, 2. First vaccination dose given, 3. Follow up information provided, 4. Vaccination recorded in register, 5. Post vaccination monitoring, 6. Reminder, 7. Second dose.

Delivering vaccines across the country

Initially vaccines will be delivered through vaccination clinics run by states and territories.  In addition, a Commonwealth led in-reach workforce will ensure residential aged care and disability care residents and staff receive their vaccines,

Doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be made available for priority groups in 30–50 hospital hubs in urban and rural locations around Australia.

The first Pfizer hubs will be at:

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (NSW)
  • Westmead Hospital (NSW)
  • Liverpool Hospital (NSW)
  • Monash Medical Centre Clayton (VIC)
  • Sunshine Hospital (VIC)
  • Austin Health (VIC)
  • University Hospital Geelong (VIC)
  • Gold Coast University Hospital (QLD)
  • Cairns Hospital (QLD)
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital (QLD)
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital (SA)
  • Flinders Medical Centre (SA)
  • Perth Children's Hospital (WA)
  • Royal Hobart Hospital (TAS)
  • The Canberra Hospital (ACT)
  • Royal Darwin Hospital (NT)

The number of Pfizer hubs will increase as more doses arrive in Australia.

Thousands of aged care residents will have access to vaccines through their facilities in Phase 1a. 240 facilities in more than 190 towns and suburbs in rural and urban areas, spanning every state and territory, will administer vaccines for this priority group.

The AstraZeneca vaccine will be available at GP respiratory clinics, General Practices that meet specific requirements, Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services, and state-run vaccination clinics.

As the roll out continues, more locations will also be made available. When vaccines become broadly available, some workplace vaccination sites and community pharmacies that meet specific requirements will be added.

Australians currently overseas.

Australia's COVID-19 vaccinations will only be available to people currently in Australia.
Australian citizens currently overseas should consult their local health professional for advice on vaccine options that may be available locally.

If you need more advice, we suggest that you speak to the Australian Embassy in your country about vaccines for Australians overseas.

We cannot provide advice on the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines that have been approved for use outside of Australia's regulatory process.

Stay up to date

As the Australian COVID-19 vaccination program progresses, this page will be updated with information about how you can access COVID-19 vaccines.

National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline

If you need information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app, call the telephone number listed below. If you need assistance with booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please note the call centre is unable to book appointments on your behalf.

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Last updated: 
17 March 2021

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