How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations

Find the easiest way to get free proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations online.

You can get an immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate 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 immunisation history statement or digital certificate using either:

If you’ve had mixed doses, you need to use your immunisation history statement as proof of your COVID-19 vaccination.

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 and select Medicare.
  2. On the Immunisation history tile, select View immunisation history
  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

Getting proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations online 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.

But 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.

You can also get a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination proof through My Health Record. Visit their website to find out how to get proof of your immunisation and vaccination information.

Getting proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations 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.

Adding your COVID-19 digital certificate to a digital wallet

If you’re eligible for Medicare

You can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay using either:

  • the Express Plus Medicare mobile app
  • your Medicare online account through myGov using a browser on your device.

If you’re using the Express Plus Medicare mobile app:

  1. Select Immunisation history from Services.
  2. Select your name, then View COVID-19 digital certificate.
  3. Select either Add to Apple Wallet or Save to phone for Google Pay.

If you’re using your Medicare online account through myGov:

  1. Sign in to your myGov account using a browser on your device.
  2. Select Medicare.
  3. Select View immunisation history on the Immunisation history tile.
  4. Select your name.
  5. Select either Add to Apple Wallet or Save to phone for Google Pay.

If you’re using an iOS device, you can use the Safari or Chrome browsers. If you’re using an Android device, you need to use the Chrome browser.

If you’re not eligible for Medicare

You can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to your digital wallet using the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service (IHI service) through myGov.

If you’re using the IHI service through myGov:

  1. Sign in to your myGov account using a browser on your device.
  2. Select Individual Healthcare Identifiers service.
  3. Select View immunisation history on the Immunisation history tile.
  4. Select either Add to Apple Wallet or Save to phone for Google Pay.

If you’re using an iOS device, you can use either the Safari or Chrome browsers. If you’re using an Android device, you need to use the Chrome browser.

Next: What proof you can get

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

Page last updated: 10 September 2021