COVID-19 vaccination if you don't have a Medicare card
COVID-19 vaccination is free for everyone in Australia, even if you don't have a Medicare card. Learn more about how to book a vaccination.
Vaccines are free for everyone
Your Medicare or visa status does not matter – you can still get a free COVID-19 vaccination. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated to help protect the community from COVID-19.
Where you can get vaccinated without a Medicare card
There are many places where you can get your free vaccination. Use the vaccine clinic finder to find the best place for you.
If you are not eligible for Medicare, general practice providers can still supply COVID-19 vaccines to you, but cannot bill you for this service (Medicare or otherwise). Your GP may ask you to get your vaccination at a Commonwealth Vaccination Clinic, a state-run or territory-run vaccination clinic, or a pharmacy.
Proof of vaccination
Once you have had both doses of your vaccine, you can get an immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate to prove you have been vaccinated. Find out how to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations if you don't have a Medicare card.
National Coronavirus Helpline
If you need information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app, call 1800 020 080. If you need assistance with booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please note the call centre is unable to book appointments on your behalf. The line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)
TIS National is for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.