How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations

Find the easiest way to get 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 or 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 your:

If you’re not eligible for Medicare, you can still get your immunisation history statement online through myGov.

Use our tool to find out what you need to do to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations.

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.

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.

Find out how to link Medicare to myGov using either:

Once you’ve linked your accounts you can get your immunisation history statement.

Sign in to myGov and link Medicare

7: You can access your immunisation history statement using your Medicare online account through myGov

  1. Sign in to myGov and select Medicare.
  2. On the Immunisation history tile, select View statement.
  3. Select your name and then select View history statement (PDF).

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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 online.

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. Go to my.gov.au and sign in.
  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.

  1. Sign in to your myGov account.
  2. Select the COVID-19 vaccination status quick link.
  3. Select your name, and then View immunisation history statement (PDF).

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How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations if you can’t get it 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.

Next: What proof you can get

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

Page last updated: 30 July 2021