COVID-19 digital certificate privacy notice

This privacy notice outlines how we manage personal information for the COVID-19 digital certificate.

What information is shown

Your digital certificate shows your COVID-19 vaccination details, as reported to the Australian Immunisation Register by your vaccination provider. It’s available because either:

  • you have received one dose of an approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine
  • you have a valid medical contraindication to all COVID-19 vaccinations.

Your COVID-19 digital certificate contains personal information about you. It shows the following information:

  • name as recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register
  • date of birth
  • brand names of the vaccinations you received, if applicable
  • dates that you received the vaccinations, if applicable
  • valid from date
  • valid to date, if applicable.

You are responsible for keeping your COVID-19 digital certificate safe and secure if you choose to do any of these:

  • print your certificate
  • download your certificate to a device, such as a phone or computer
  • store your certificate to a digital wallet.

This also applies to your child or dependant’s certificate.

Who we may share your information with

We’ll only disclose personal information in your COVID-19 digital certificate if any of the following apply:

  • we have your consent
  • it’s authorised or required by law
  • it’s otherwise allowed under the Privacy Act 1988.

If you add your digital certificate to a digital wallet

If you add your certificate to Google Wallet, you’ll first need to consent to us disclosing the certificate information to Google’s servers, which may be located outside Australia.

How to view or correct your personal information

If any of the vaccination details on the certificate are incorrect, ask your vaccination provider to provide the correct details. They can call us on the Australian Immunisation Register line. Call charges may apply.

If you have any questions about the certificate, please call the Australian Immunisation Register. Call charges may apply.

Where to find more information

You can read more about your right to privacy. This includes information about how:

  • we handle your personal information
  • you can make a complaint about a breach of your privacy.

We may update this privacy notice to reflect relevant developments, including in government policy or technology.

Page last updated: 26 May 2023.
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