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.

The ATAGI recommended doses and vaccines outlines which vaccines and doses are recommended for each age and population group.

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. 

Helpline

National Coronavirus Helpline

For information about COVID-19 and vaccines call 1800 020 080. This line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with additional options for priority groups.

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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: 
20 April 2022

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