COVID-19 Coronavirus: What proof of COVID-19 vaccinations can I use?

Find out what proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or medical exemption you can use in Western Australia.

This information explains what proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or medical exemptions are accepted in Western Australia – there are different ways to do this.

You may need to present an acceptable form of identification along with your proof of vaccination or exemption, depending on the form of proof you choose to provide.

  • Image showing proof of vaccination shown with ServiceWA appServiceWA
  • Image showing example of proof of vaccination shown with medicare express plus appExpress Plus Medicare app
  • Image showing example of digital COVID-19 certificateDigital certificate
  • Image showing example of immunisation history statement shown on mobileImmunisation history statement (digital)
  • Image showing example of printed immunisation history statementImmunisation history statement (printed)
  • Image showing exmaple of medical exemption certificate on a mobile phoneMedical exemption (digital)
  • Image showing example of medical exemption certificateMedical exemption (printed)
  • Image showing printed proof of vaccinations shown on a mobile phonePrinted certificate (digital)
  • Image showing example of printed proof of vaccinationsPrinted certificate
  • Image showing international proof of vaccinationsInternational travellers
 

Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination

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Some businesses and venues in WA are required to check the COVID-19 vaccination status of patrons aged 16 years and over as a condition of entry.

Acceptable forms of proof include:

Vaccination certificates that are accepted by the Australian Government for travel into Australia will also be accepted at businesses and venues in WA.

Acceptable forms of proof of a medical exemption

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If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for a medical reason, a doctor will update your record on the Australian Immunisation Register to show that you have a medical exemption.

You can then show proof of your medical exemption when entering a business or venue.

Acceptable forms of a medical exemption include:

  • The ServiceWA app, the WA Government's free, convenient and secure mobile application to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations
  • your COVID-19 digital certificate (that shows your medical exemption) through myGov (external link) or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app (external link)
  • your certificate stored in a smartphone’s wallet, along with an acceptable form of identification
  • a hardcopy of your certificate, along with an acceptable form of identification
  • a digital or hardcopy of your immunisation history statement, along with an acceptable form of identification.

Acceptable forms of proof from other countries

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Are you a returning Australian citizen with a recognised COVID-19 vaccine?

International travellers who receive a recognised COVID-19 vaccine (external link) overseas can also show proof of their vaccinations or medical exemptions while in Western Australia.

Are you a foreign traveller?

Travellers vaccinated in other countries will be able to present certificates in formats that meet particular criteria. For more information, visit Guidance on foreign vaccination certificates (external link).

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For more information about entering WA, visit Travel to WA.

Acceptable forms of identification to show with proof

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You will need to present a valid form of identification when showing proof if you use:

  • certificate stored in a smartphone’s wallet
  • hardcopy of your certificate
  • digital or hardcopy of your immunisation history statement.

You do not need to present identification if you show proof of vaccination through the Express Plus Medicare mobile app (external link).

Acceptable forms of identification can include:

  • Driver’s licence (Australian or overseas)
  • Passport (Australian or overseas)
  • Proof of Age Card (all States/Territories)
  • Medicare card or Centrelink basics card
  • Credit, debit, or cashless debit card
  • Bank statement with name and address details
  • Student ID card
  • Seniors card
  • Utility or phone bill with name and address details
  • Skippers ticket
  • Current residential tenancy agreement
  • Local government or water rates notice
  • Letter or infringement notice from Local, State or Commonwealth Government entity displaying name and address e.g. Centrelink, local Shire, WA Police.
  • Evidence of electoral enrolment
  • Armed services discharge papers
  • Centrelink pensioner concession card, health care card, seniors health card
  • Department of Veteran Affairs pensioner concession card, repatriation health care card
  • Citizenship certificate or naturalisation document from the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Evidence of immigration status card
  • Permanent resident evidence card
  • Residence Determination ImmiCard
  • Birth certificate
  • Australia Post Keypass ID

In some cases for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, assurance that the person is known may be sufficient (e.g. a community member may vouch for their identity).

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Page reviewed 29 August 2022