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. 

Find a clinic and book

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.

Helpline

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.

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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.

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Last updated: 
27 October 2021

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