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.

Your vaccination provider needs to report your vaccination information to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) before it will appear on your statement. It can take up to 10 days for your vaccination provider to update the AIR.

Immunisation history statement

Your immunisation history statement shows all vaccinations you’ve had that are recorded on the AIR. You can get a copy of your statement online at any time.

If your COVID-19 vaccination information is incorrect you need to ask your vaccination provider to update the AIR. They can usually correct entries on your record for information that’s missing or needs updating for any of these:

  • number of doses
  • dates of vaccination
  • vaccine brand.

If your COVID-19 vaccinations aren’t showing after 10 days, or can’t be updated by the provider, call the Australian Immunisation Register.

You can get your immunisation history statement using Medicare or the Individual Healthcare Identifier service through myGov. Read more about how to get proof of your vaccination.

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

Adding your overseas COVID-19 vaccinations

If you’ve received an approved vaccine while overseas, you can have it recorded on the AIR when you return to Australia. It will then appear on your immunisation history statement.

You can ask a recognised vaccination provider in Australia to record your overseas vaccinations on the AIR, if both of these apply:

  • the vaccine is approved for use in Australia
  • you received it on or after the date it was approved.

You’ll need documents translated in English that show what vaccinations you’ve had.

If you've received a COVID-19 vaccine overseas that isn’t AstraZeneca Vaxzevria, Moderna Spikevax or Pfizer Comirnaty, it can’t be added to the AIR.

Find out more about how to how to add immunisations you’ve had overseas to the AIR.

COVID-19 digital certificate

The COVID-19 digital certificate only shows your COVID-19 vaccinations.

You’ll be able to see your digital certificate after you’ve had all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Your vaccination provider needs to add all your doses to the AIR before you can see your certificate.

We’ll send an email or text to your myGov Inbox when your certificate is there.

You can get a copy of your digital certificate using the Medicare or Individual Healthcare Identifier services through myGov. Read more about how to get proof of your vaccination.

Don’t forget, once you have your digital certificate, you can add it to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay. Read more about adding your certificate to your digital wallet.

Page last updated: 9 September 2021