How to get the vaccine

Get your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations. Find out who can get them and when.

You can get your COVID-19 vaccinations. It’s free and safe for everyone in Australia. You can use the Vaccine Clinic Finder on the Department of Health website to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination.

Approved vaccines

You can find out more about approved vaccines on the Department of Health website, including:

Vaccine eligibility

Everyone in Australia can get a free, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. This includes overseas visitors, international students, migrant workers and asylum seekers.

You don’t need a prescription from a GP to get a vaccine.

Find out more about who can get vaccinated for COVID-19 on the Department of Health website.

If you don’t have a Medicare card, or aren’t eligible for Medicare, you can get your free vaccination at a:

  • Commonwealth vaccination clinic
  • state or territory vaccination clinic.

Read more about Commonwealth vaccination clinics on the Department of Health website.

Vaccination providers can’t charge you for the vaccine or your appointment. If they do, you can:

  • email the Department of Health
  • call the Provider Benefits Integrity Hotline on 1800 314 808 from 9 am to 5 pm AEST weekdays.

If you choose not to have a COVID-19 vaccine, your eligibility for government payments won’t be affected.

Vaccine timeframes

You can use the Vaccine Clinic Finder on the Department of Health website to find a clinic near you to book your vaccination appointments.

Read more about when you can get a COVID-19 vaccine on the Department of Health website.

Page last updated: 8 October 2021