Proof of COVID-19 vaccination to expand state-wide from Monday 31 January

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From Monday 31 January, proof of vaccination requirements will expand to apply to venues and events state-wide, and now include new higher-risk venues.
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Proof of vaccination requirements are already in place for some venues and events.

Based on the latest health advice, from Monday 31 January, 2022, proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirements will apply state-wide and be expanded to include new higher-risk venues.

Proof of vaccination is already required to enter some venues and events in Perth and Peel.

From Monday 31 January, proof of vaccination for people aged 16 years and over will be required state-wide for:

  • All hospitality venues, food and licensed venues including restaurants, dine-in fast food, cafés, bars, pubs, clubs, taverns, licensed commercial boats:
    • excluding food and non-alcoholic beverage takeaway; food courts; roadhouses, and petrol stations
  • Night clubs
  • Bottle shops (including drive through bottle shops)
  • Indoor entertainment venues (including play centres, gaming and gambling, theatres, concert halls, cinemas, live music venues, including Perth Convention Centre) and the following specified cultural venues:
    • Art Gallery of WA
    • Goldfields Arts Centre
    • Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
    • WA Museum Boola Bardip
    • WA Maritime Museum
    • Shipwrecks Museum (Fremantle)
    • Museum of the Great Southern
    • Museum of the Goldfields
    • Museum of Geraldton
    • Gwoonwardu Mia (Carnarvon)
  • Crown Perth Complex
  • Major stadiums
  • Music festivals and indoor large events with more than 500 people, unless exempt.
  • Gyms, fitness studios and centres
  • Zoos and amusement parks
  • Visitors to residential aged care and hospitals

Employees in these workforces who did not previously fall under the WA Government’s mandatory vaccination policy must have received their first dose by Monday 31 January, 2022 and be double dose vaccinated by Monday 28 February, 2022.

Community sport and school-based events, unless at one of the specific venues listed, are excluded from the proof of vaccination requirement.

Venues, staff and patrons will all have a shared responsibility when it comes to showing proof of vaccination, with venues required to take reasonable steps to ensure all patrons are double dose vaccinated, or have a medical exemption.

The WA Government has launched the ServiceWA app – a free, convenient and secure mobile application that will help Western Australians with proof of vaccination requirements.

People can also show proof of vaccination either in a digital or paper-based form, along with acceptable forms of identification if they do not use the ServiceWA app to show proof.

Posters and materials are also available to download to help businesses communicate about proof of vaccination requirements.

Frequently asked questions about showing proof of vaccinations will be available soon.

More information:

Page reviewed 25 January 2022