How to get proof

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

You can get a COVID-19 digital certificate or your immunisation history statement to show proof of your vaccinations.

How you get proof depends on your situation. This includes if you need to create a myGov account, link services or enrol in Medicare.

If you’re 14 or older, you’ll need to get your own digital certificate or immunisation history statement using either:

If you’ve had mixed doses of approved vaccines, you can use your COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement as proof.

Use our tool to find out the easiest way to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations, based on your situation.

Getting proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations online

1: How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations

We’ll help you set up your online accounts. This will make it easier for you to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations.

Which online account you need will depend on whether you’re eligible for Medicare.

2: Do you have a Medicare online account?

3: Are you enrolled in Medicare?

If you have a Medicare card number, you may already be enrolled in Medicare.

4: Do you have a myGov account?

5: Create a myGov account and link it to Medicare

You’ll need to create a myGov online account and link Medicare to access your Medicare online account.

We have a guide to help you Create a myGov account.

Once you have a myGov account, you’ll need to link Medicare to it.

Find out how to link Medicare to myGov using either:

Once you’ve linked your accounts, you can sign in to myGov to get your immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate.

Create a myGov account

6: Link Medicare to your myGov account

You’ll need to link Medicare to your myGov account to access your immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate.

Find out how to link Medicare to myGov using either:

Once you’ve linked your accounts you can get your immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate.

Sign in to myGov and link Medicare

7: You can access your immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate using your Medicare online account through myGov

  1. Sign in to myGov.
  2. Select the Proof of COVID-19 vaccination quick link.
  3. Select your name, and then either View immunisation history statement (PDF) or View COVID-19 digital certificate (PDF).

Sign in to myGov now

8: Are you eligible for Medicare?

You may be eligible for Medicare if you’re a permanent citizen, or resident, of any of these:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Norfolk Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Lord Howe Island.

Read more about Enrolling in Medicare.

9: Enrol in Medicare

You can enrol in Medicare by completing a Medicare enrolment form. Then, mail or email your form and supporting documents to us.

You’ll get a Medicare card in the mail when you enrol. We’ll send it to the address you give us.

You can create a myGov account, if you don’t have one already, and use your Medicare card to link Medicare.

Then you’ll be able to sign in to myGov to get your immunisation history statement.

10: Do you have an Individual Healthcare Identifier?

An Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) is a number that identifies you for health care purposes.

You’ll already have an IHI if you either:

  • have a Medicare card
  • get a Department of Veterans’ Affairs pension or benefit.

11: Get an Individual Healthcare Identifier

You need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) to get your immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate.

You can get an IHI online using the IHI service through myGov.

To do this, you’ll need to provide details from one of these identity documents:

  • your passport, with a valid Australian Visa
  • your Australian driver licence.

We’ll use these details to verify your identity and give you an IHI.

  1. Sign in to my.gov.au.
  2. Select services or link your first service.
  3. Select IHI service from the list.
  4. Follow the prompts.

If you don’t have one of these identity documents, you can request an IHI using a form. This will take longer than requesting an IHI online.

You also need to provide other acceptable identity documents with your request.

12: Get your immunisation history through the IHI service 

You can use your IHI to link the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service (IHI Service) to your myGov account. Once you’ve linked the IHI service, you can sign in to myGov to get your immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate.

  1. Sign in to myGov.
  2. Select the Proof of COVID-19 vaccination quick link.
  3. Select your name, and then either View immunisation history statement (PDF) or View COVID-19 digital certificate (PDF).

Sign in to myGov now

If you’re not eligible for Medicare

If you’re not eligible for Medicare, you need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) to get your proof online. You can get an IHI using the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service (IHI service) through myGov.

First, you need to check if you already have an IHI. 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 any of these do apply, you can get your proof using either your:

If you don’t have an IHI, you can use the IHI service through myGov to apply for one and link it. To do this, sign in to myGov then:

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

You don’t need an IHI to get the vaccines, you only need it to get proof of your vaccinations.

If you’re a veteran

If you’re a DVA gold card holder and you have a Medicare number, you can access your COVID-19 digital certificate through either:

If you’re a DVA gold card holder and don’t have a Medicare number, you’ll need to access your My Health Record and link it to your myGov account. This way, you’ll be able to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations.

To do this, you’ll need to call the My Health Record enquiries line. They’ll verify your identity and give you an access code, also called an Identity Verification Code, to link your accounts.

Find out how to get COVID-19 vaccination proof through My Health Record from the Australian Digital Health Agency website.

If you can’t get proof online, you can also call the Australian Immunisation Register. Select option 4 for the AIR veteran and defence support line and ask us to send your immunisation history statement to you. It can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post.

If you can’t get proof online

If you can’t get proof online, your vaccination provider can print your immunisation history statement for you.

You can also call the Australian Immunisation Register and ask us to send your statement to you. It can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post.

If you want to use your My Health Record

You can also get COVID-19 vaccination proof through My Health Record from the Australian Digital Health Agency website. If you haven't used My Health Record before, you need to link it to myGov.

Next: What types of proof there are

Your COVID-19 digital certificate and immunisation history statement are proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations. They are both free.

Page last updated: 20 September 2021