COVID-19 Coronavirus: Getting proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

Find the best way to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations

These are the easiest ways to show proof of your vaccinations:

The quickest way to get proof is using your Medicare online account through myGov, or through the Express plus Medicare mobile app.

If you’re not eligible for Medicare or don’t have a myGov account, you can still get proof of your vaccination.

A step by step guide is available on how to create a myGov account (external link). This link includes translated resources.

Please note, employees at workplaces who fall under the WA Government’s mandatory vaccination policy should speak to their employer about showing proof of their vaccination status.

If you are eligible for Medicare

You can download your COVID-19 digital certificate and immunisation history statement using:

Your certificate can also be added to either your Apple Wallet or Google Pay on your mobile device, for easy access.

If you are not eligible for Medicare

You will need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) to get your proof online.

You have an IHI if any of the following apply:

  • you have a Medicare card
  • you have a DVA card
  • you’re enrolled in Medicare.

If you don’t already have an IHI, you can apply for one and link it using the IHI service through myGov (external link).

To do this, sign in to myGov (external link) then:

  1. Select ‘Services’ or ‘Link your first service’.
  2. Select ‘Individual Healthcare Identifiers service’ and then follow the prompts.

For more information, visit the Services Australia website (external link).

Printing proof if you can’t get it online

If you can’t get proof online, your vaccination provider, such as a GP or pharmacist, can print your immunisation history statement for you.

You can also call the Australian Immunisation Register (external link) on 1800 653 809 and ask for your statement or certificate to be posted to you. It can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post. 

If you have only had one dose and require proof, you can use your immunisation history statement. You can ask your vaccination provider to print this for you. This might include an email from your first vaccination at a state-run clinic, or documentation from a pharmacy or GP.

COVID-19 vaccinations received overseas

If you received an approved COVID-19 vaccine overseas (external link), you can have it recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

You can ask a registered vaccination provider (like a GP or pharmacy) to record your COVID-19 vaccinations on the AIR.

Once they’ve been added to the AIR, you’ll be able to use your COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement as proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations.

Your document will need to be provided in English. A free translating service (external link) is available if you need help to translate your document. If you need an interpreter, please call the Telephone Interpreter Service (TIS) on 131 450.

If you’ve received mixed doses overseas of approved vaccines, you can also have these recorded to the AIR.

Once they’ve been added, you’ll be able to use your COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement as proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Page reviewed 30 November 2021